Originally from the Birmingham area, Jackie moved to Cornwall in 2015 and brought with her many years' experience of working as a personal assistant. Following a two-year period working in retail, Jackie seized the opportunity to join Cornwall Air Ambulance, a charity that holds a special place in her heart. Jackie loves Cornwall's strong sense of community spirit and in her spare time sings in a rock choir with gusto.
Jackie works hard on expanding the number of volunteers the charity has. With her background in teaching, the charity is fortunate to have Jackie coordinating our relationship with the county’s schools and colleges, helping to motivate the fundraisers of the future.
Outside work, Jackie is kept busy with her two children, ferrying them to various (usually drama-related) commitments. She loves Wicked! the musical and a glass or two of wine at her local book club.
Jackie joined the fundraising team in February 2017. She embarked on a career in the charity sector 15 years ago, following management roles in the contract hire and leasing industry. Jackie has worked in senior fundraising roles for both local and national charities including Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, The Stoke Association, Cornwall Blind Association and Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Jackie is a member of the Institute of Fundraising and has recently completed her Diploma in Fundraising.
Jackie moved to Cornwall from the home counties 11 years ago. During her spare time she enjoys walking her dogs and spending free weekends exploring Cornwall and the rest of the country. Jackie exercises her creative side by baking and decorating cakes which is her hobby.
I am supporting the New Heli Appeal as I believe that a new generation helicopter will make an immeasurable difference to the lives of those who live in and visit our beautiful county. I am proud to do what I can to support a charity that anyone of us could need at any time, which offers such a vital service to our community. I know the pride I will feel when the new helicopter takes off on its maiden mission in April 2020, knowing that I helped made this possible; I urge you to join me and help to bring the new helicopter to Cornwall.
Jeremy has worked for South Western Ambulance since 1984 back in the days when it was Cornwall Ambulance Service. Since that time he has been very fortunate to have a varied and interesting medical and rescue career. He has been a lifeboat crewman, part of HM Coastguards cliff rescue team and worked for a ski resort as the rescue director which encompasses a role as a winch man on a helicopter rescue team in British Columbia. However, he maintains the highlight of his service has been as a Critical Care Paramedic with the Cornwall Air Ambulance.
Recently Jeremy has completed SWAST’s Specialist Paramedic in Critical Care passport accompanied by a critical care master’s degree. He has found this to be a real challenge but very rewarding.
Jill first came across Cornwall Air Ambulance when she attended a talk about the charity’s work. She decided to become a volunteer and in her volunteering days covered nearly every role at HQ. Being a volunteer gave her a brand new social network, friends and a chance to get back to work having not worked for a while.
Today Jill is a full time member of staff. She takes care of the ledgers, bank reconciliations and retail accounts, and it’s well known that she likes to get to grips with paperwork!
Joe started working for Cornwall Air Ambulance in May 2017 as the charity's Retail Area Manager, managing all of the charity shops operations and staff. Originally from London, Joe moved to Cornwall 12 years ago. She has extensive experience in retail and has been the Retail Area Manager for several big name brands including Animal for 5 years, Levi's for 4 years as well as Ann's Cottage and Debenhams to name a few.
Joe lives near Newquay and spends most of her free time enjoying beautiful Cornwall with her partner and 2 year old son.