Debbie joined the charity in January 2018, at the gestation of the charity's first appeal, as Fundraising Manager for the Philanthropy team. She continues to oversee the Corporate Fundraising, Trusts and Grants as well as the Challenge Events held by the charity to raise vital funds, Debbie manages the charity's growing Legacy portfolio.
Following a successful career spanning disciplines in social services, media and mainstream politics, she led campaigns, local and national. Debbie was inspired to ‘put something back’ by moving into a career in the charity sector. Debbie has developed her successful career in the charity sector, making a difference for over 12 years. Underpinning her caring nature with academic qualifications.
A fundraising professional, Debbie studied and was awarded the ‘Diploma in Fundraising’, by the Institute of Fundraising and the ‘CiCLA’ qualification, in Legacy Management, she studied with the Institute of Legacy Management examined by the University of Law. She has also been awarded Level 5 qualification in Management and Leadership.
Debbie's father was airlifted by the Air Ambulance over 30 years ago, she knows only too well the life-changing difference that the Air Ambulance makes to people and their families. Debbie enjoys looking forward to working with and meeting all the great people who help keep the Cornwall Air Ambulance flying.
Debbie previously worked at senior levels for well-respected Cornish charities that have also touched her family including Cornwall Hospice Care and Cornwall Blind Association.
Hobbies: Debbie loves Painting in a variety of mediums. She is equally passionate about Genealogy and finding out about the lives of her ancestors.
Her values are to always thank and appreciate people, to pay it forwards and strive always, to make a positive difference. ‘Our lives are what our thoughts create’!