Karen joined the team in November 2019 to develop major donor relationships.
Following a successful career in senior corporate banking, working with significant businesses and high net worth individuals has given Karen a wealth of experience, skills and an extensive network. She was inspired to transform her hobby of charity fundraising into a new career. Karen has raised over £350,000 for many local and national good causes, including Guide Dogs for the Blind, C.H.I.C.K.S, the RNLI, Children's Hospice South West, Macmillan Cancer Care, Marie Curie and Cornwall Air Ambulance.
Karen's passion for music and classical singing, alongside her charity fundraising, has seen her perform with the full Band of the Grenadier Guards at London's Honourable Artillery Company. She has duetted with Jonathan Antoine, star tenor of Britain's Got Talent and performed alongside Aled Jones in Coventry Cathedral. Singing ‘What a Wonderful World’ with humanitarian Terry Waite CBE was a special highlight, raising money for Emmaus for the homeless in Cornwall. She has toured South Australia on two occasions, performing as guest of the Kernewek Lowender - the world's largest festival of Cornish culture. Closer to home she has sung as soloist with many of Cornwall’s male voice choirs and brass bands.
Karen is a member of the Institute of Fundraising and proud to be a Rotarian. Proud of her Cornish roots, Karen is motivated by the compassion and community spirit shown by people in Cornwall and beyond. She is thrilled to be working for this worthwhile, lifesaving charity, alongside the rest of the incredible Cornwall Air Ambulance team.