Welcome to new members of the COPS family

Posted on April 18, 2016 | Category :Uncategorized | Comments Off

Cara and Alison photo

CARE of Police Survivors is delighted to welcome two new members to our team. Alison Sutton joins as Fundraising Coordinator, and will be responsible for supporting COPS’ network of dedicated fundraisers.

Cara Russon joins as Policy and Resources Coordinator, and will be working on designing and developing policies, procedures and supporting compliance that will help the charity.

For the past 14 years, Alison has worked for the Veolia Environmental Trust providing community groups with advice and administrative support through the fundraising process and in undertaking their projects.

Alison (pictured right) brings to COPS her knowledge of the fundraising landscape and experience in planning and delivering fundraising initiatives.

Alison said: “As the result of the efforts of its fundraisers, COPS is able to offer help and support to families who have been devastated by tragedy.

“I am looking forward to working with existing fundraisers, engaging new supporters and finding additional funding streams to ensure this vital work continues.”

In her spare time, Alison volunteers as a walk leader for Age UK and leads a weekly walk and talk session at Chasewater in Staffordshire.

She is also a qualified aromatherapist and believes Lavender is the cure for most things!

If you have any fundraising ideas you would like to discuss, contact Alison at alison.sutton@ukcops.org

Cara (pictured left) has worked in Human Resources for many years, which provides various transferable skills and experiences. She has also previously volunteered at Survivors’ Weekend.

Cara said: “I am so pleased to be part of the team.

“Having volunteered for a number of years at the Survivors’ Weekend, I appreciate how important COPS is to all.

“I think some of the children may remember me from the Drayton Manor trips and getting me soaked on the log flume!”

In her spare time Cara also volunteers for an organisation that supports young adults into work and previously volunteered at a school.

Last year, Cara walked a marathon for charity and this year’s challenge will be the London to Brighton cycle ride. She says she may need some advice from the Police Unity Tour team!

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