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Fundraising Consultant & Coach


Charity Well


"Passionate, committed, enthusiastic and refreshingly forthright", Claire is a glass-faced northerner who wears her heart on her sleeve and loves what she does.

On graduating, Claire (unsurprisingly) didn’t get the Halle Fundraiser job she interviewed for. But they saw in her something they liked so created a trainee role with access to two career-springboarding elements: an amazing boss; and a culture (and associated budget) which supported staff development.

It was here Claire developed a love of selling a “WHY” and of using beneficiary stories to build relationships.

Six years later, via Opera North and completing the Imperial War Museum North Appeal, Claire transitioned to a freelance career, where she has worked since, helping smaller, less infrastructured charities achieve amazing things.

In 2016, Claire was diagnosed with breast cancer and was forced to temporarily stop working and experience life as a beneficiary herself.

Now recovered, and capitalising on her new perspective, Claire works as a Consultant and Coach, using her 20 years’ experience to support those in the roles she used to crave, but can no longer commit to.

In 2019, Claire established Charity Well, championing the WellDoing and WellBeing of those working (and all-too-frequently burning-out) in the fundraising sector.