The charity Changing Faces have appointed Catherine Deakin from baby charity Tommy’s as their new Director of Fundraising & Communications. Catherine is currently Head of Corporate Fundraising at Tommy’s and has over 12 years’ experience in the voluntary sector, including roles at Girlguiding and Hospice UK.During her time at Tommy’s, Catherine has established and grown strong partnerships with businesses such as Poundland, ING Bank and First Choice Holiday Villages.
Changing Faces is the UK’s leading charity for everyone who has a mark, scar or condition that makes them look different.
Changing Faces CEO Becky Hewittsaid:
“I am absolutely delighted to be welcoming Catherine to the Changing Faces’ Leadership Team. Catherine’s appointment comes at an exciting and important time for Changing Faces, as we embark on our new strategy focussing on service innovation and being a leading voice for people with visible differences. I know she will bring the experience, energy, creativity and knowledge to drive forward sustainable income generation, and deliver successful campaigns that bring about real change for people who look different.”
Catherine joins Changing Faces in July 2018. She is also a trustee for the international charity Childs i Foundation and is an elected member of the Institute of Fundraising Policy Advisory Board.
Catherine Deakin said:
“I’m thrilled to be joining Changing Faces. It’s a really exciting time to be working with our incredible donors, staff and volunteers to really challenge and change attitudes towards visible difference, and to build upon our impressive track record in securing positive change for people with visible differences across the UK.”
Prior to her move into fundraising, Catherine spent six years working in charities campaigning for better health and social care. In 2014, Catherine was honoured with a fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts for her services to young people and end of life care.