"As Fundraising Manager for the SWCPA, I work with the team to shape our public fundraising strategy and ensure we can continue our vital work protecting and championing the National Trail. I look after our valued corporate partners and fundraisers who never fail to make me smile with their endless enthusiasm for the Coast Path.
Fundraising has been my life since 2013, having previously worked as a fundraiser for a national youth mental health charity and a parks and green spaces charity, I relocated to the South West in 2017 to take up this position, and haven’t looked back!
Walking, especially on the South West Coast Path, is my favourite pastime. I was brought up in a family of walkers, and I have many treasured memories of hiking holidays when I was young, particularly in North Devon. The landscapes of the Coast Path are just so evocative, they transport you to another time and place. As an English Literature and Archaeology graduate, I am a sucker for anything that sets my imagination alight!
It is my ambition to walk the entire Trail in one go, one day, for now I am enjoying section-hiking it and ticking off the legs one by one in my log book."