Chair of our new Development Board appointed

Marketing and development expert Matthew Spencer brings wealth of skills and experience that will help in building key relationships to secure vital funds for our ten ‘Homes from Home'

We are delighted to have recently appointed wealth management, marketing and development expert Matthew Spencer as Chair of our new Development Board.

Matthew Spencer

Matthew’s role will be to develop this new board, raise awareness of the charity’s vital work and lead on driving and gaining donations through contacts and networks, opening opportunities for the charity to increase its fundraising.

He will bring extensive experience of working in and developing companies in wealth management and has most recently spent time at Close Brother Asset Management, Deutsche Bank and Coutts.

The Development Board is a new initiative set up to ensure we can keep our ten ‘Homes from Home’ open and supporting the families of sick children when they really need it. Without our vital ‘Homes from Home’ families with a sick child in hospital have to travel long distances or stay in expensive hotels to be by their child’s side.

Matthew Spencer said:

I feel extremely proud to have been appointed as Chair of the Development Board for The Sick Children’s Trust. It has been an emotional experience visiting the homes and witnessing the great work that the charity does first hand. I am very much looking forward to working closely with the charity to help them ensure they can support all the families who need them.”

Jane Featherstone, CEO of The Sick Children’s Trust said:

“We are thrilled to have appointed Matthew as the Chair of our new Development Board. He brings a wealth of skills and knowledge that we hope will help us to raise much needed funds. As families across the country face the cost-of-living crisis, our vital service is more important than ever and during these difficult times with ever increasing costs to the charity this board will help us to ensure we can be there to help all the families who need us in the future.”

About the Development Board

The Development Board is a group of committed influential business professionals (leaders in their field) and philanthropic donors, who use their networks to make new introductions to major donors and key businesses.

It will consist of a Chair who will lead meetings and actively look to recruit additional Board Members who have the relevant skills or networks to help in building key relationships that will help to secure vital funds for The Sick Children’s Trust’s ten ‘Homes from Home’.

The requirement of The Development Board Members will be to make key funding asks to generate vital funds, and act as Ambassadors for the charity within their networks, identifying opportunities that will generate income and raise the profile of the charity.

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