15-Oct-2013 Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance
A life saving charity has appointed a new Director of Fundraising following its recent development in operations.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has welcomed Melanie Nightingale to the role now that fundraising targets have increased following the Charity’s recent development in to night flying.
On appointment Tim Page, Chief Executive of EAAA, said: “Now that we have implemented night time missions, naturally the cost of running the service has increased and we find ourselves needing to raise around £7.6milion a year.
“Melanie has a wealth of experience in charity fundraising and I believe in her we have found someone who will lead a dedicated team of fundraisers who will take the Charity to new heights.”
Ms Nightingale joins the air ambulance following thirteen years as a consultant where she helped charities, including those in the health sector, to establish significant development and growth.
Upon joining that Charity Ms Nightingale said: “I know the East Anglian Air Ambulance is valued by its community and is a service that makes a huge impact on people’s lives. I value it greatly.
“My aim at the air ambulance is to create financial stability that allows the service to develop and respond to changing demands in both health and emergency services.”
Ms Nightingale is married with two children and lives on the Cambridgeshire border. She is a school governor and plays netball for her local team.
For more information about the work of the East Anglian Air Ambulance visit www.eaaa.org.uk or call 08450 669 999 to find out about the wide range of volunteering opportunities within the charity or for help organising an event. Follow the charity on Twitter at @EastAngliAirAmb or ‘like’ their Facebook page – East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity
Editor note – you can see Melanie Nightingale’s LinkedIn profile at http://uk.linkedin.com/in/melanienightingale