FUNDRAISING NEWS: Giving Campaign takes on two staff to ease final phase

The Giving Campaign has appointed two new members of staff as it enters its final operational phase.

The appointments follow its recent announcement that it will remain active until the end of June 2004. It was originally going to close its doors in April 2004 but has extended this to ensure all staff and project contracts are honoured.

Both newcomers are on secondment from other organisations and will remain in post until the Giving Campaign closes.

Simon Williams has been recruited from the Inland Revenue where he was working on the taxation law rewrite project.

As the campaign manager for planned giving, he will work with representatives from the financial and legal sectors to promote philanthropy and planned giving initiatives. "My objective is to make charitable giving an integral part of an individual's financial planning," he said.

Louise Graymore joins from children's charity NCH where she was external affairs project manager. As a campaign manager, she will work on improving the Giving Campaign's links and affiliations with the voluntary sector.

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