RSABI Appoints New Head of Fundraising
Scottish agricultural charity RSABI has announced the appointment of Pauline Macmillan as its new Head of Fundraising.
RSABI provides financial, practical, and emotional support to people involved in Scottish agriculture and, with its workload steadily increasing, the new role will be vital to help ensure RSABI has the income needed to meet expected demand in the coming years.
Pauline joins RSABI after a decade working at Macmillan Cancer Support as Senior Fundraising Manager. She brings a wealth of experience gained in the Macmillan role, where she was responsible for a large geographical area and managed multiple fundraising initiatives, winning an award in recognition of her dedication and determination.
Speaking about her new role, Pauline said she was delighted to have joined the inspirational team at RSABI.
“I’m looking forward to playing a part in the great work the charity does to support people in Scottish agriculture. This is an important time for fundraising, and I’m really enjoying getting to know the Scottish agricultural community and meeting many of the amazing people who are very kindly raising funds to support the work RSABI does,” she said.
Pauline will lead the fundraising team at RSABI, including Margo Willis, Fundraising Executive, and Gregor Wilson, who has recently joined as Communications, Marketing and Events Executive.
Carol McLaren, Chief Executive of RSABI, said the charity was delighted to have Pauline on board.
“This is an incredibly important time for the work of RSABI, with a period of change on the horizon for Scottish agriculture and many farmers and crofters struggling with increased input costs,” said Carol.
“One of the great strengths of the charity is the support it receives from the Scottish agricultural industry and it is vital we make the most of this valuable support so that we can continue to deliver strongly for those in our industry who need our help to get them back on track.”
A priority for Pauline and her team will be continuing the growth of the charity’s Supporters’ Scheme which provides a vital source of annual income. More information about the Scheme – which is open to individuals, businesses and corporates - can be found at www.rsabi.org.uk
RSABI offers free practical, financial, and emotional support including counselling services, delivered quickly after receiving the initial enquiry. Its free confidential support service is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year, by calling 0808 1234 555 (calls won’t show up on phone bills) or through a confidential webchat service, available on RSABI’s website www.rsabi.org.uk.