The Find A Better Way team expands
The team that runs Find A Better Way from the charity’s office in Knutsford added two new members to its lineup this week: Fundraising Manager Clare Thomas and Fundraising Officer Arif Jamal.
Clare, who like Find A Better Way is a product of Cheshire, has extensive experience in the charity sector. She has worked for several well-known charities, including the Shaw Trust and the Railway Children, both in the UK and abroad. During her university years she managed the unusual feat of working for both of Manchester’s main football clubs: as a waitress in the corporate boxes at Old Trafford for Manchester United, and as a community outreach mentor helping young people living near Manchester City’s old Maine Road stadium. After stints in America, Australia, Austria and even Wales, Clare returned to her home county two years ago.
Arif is a recent graduate of the University of Leeds, where he studied philosophy. He was born in Dubai, where his parents met while working. The family moved back to Manchester when he was twelve. His first experience in the charity sector came during a three month internship with the Rainbow Trust in London. This inspired him to find a similar role after graduation, and he is delighted to now be part of the Find A Better Way team. In his spare time he likes to fish, and plays football in a local league.
Speaking of the appointments, Find A Better Way CEO Lou McGrath said, “It’s amazing when you think about how much Find A Better Way has achieved in recent years with so few administrative staff. While we will always be a charity that operates on a lean footing, the addition of a two-person fundraising unit is an important milestone in our growth.
“I’m delighted to welcome Clare and Arif to the team, and we are all looking forward to working with them to help realise Sir Bobby’s dream of a landmine free world.”