Sophie brings fundraising, communications and engagement experience from both national charities and blue chip corporations. Prior to joining Child Bereavement UK, Sophie was an Associate Director at one of the largest drugs and alcohol charities, We Are With You (recently rebranded from Addaction) responsible for leading the voluntary income strategy and managing a multi-disciplinary, high performing fundraising team.

Sophie’s personal track record includes securing and account managing major national corporate partnerships, managing a National Lottery Community Fund grant portfolio of over £5million, designing a national service to support children of alcohol dependent parents and presenting a cross-sector Charter for Change to the Drugs, Alcohol and Justice Parliamentary Sub-committee.

She also brings insight of successful charity partnerships from a corporate’s perspective, including managing the delivery of easyJet’s multi-million pound partnership with UNICEF.

In her personal life Sophie was a Trustee at Women’s Aid in Luton as the Board’s fundraising specialist, before leaving to raise her daughter.