Supporting families of children and young
 people with cancer in the East Midlands

It hasn’t all been quiet in lockdown here at PASIC.  Behind the scenes we’ve been working hard to put plans in place for an extra team member in the new role of Marketing and Fundraising Officer.

We welcomed Harriet Bettany to this much-needed position at the start of the year and have already seen an impact as Harriet has been busy putting her digital comms experience to work.

Long term, the post will be key to helping ensure future sustainability of PASIC which means we’ll be able to maintain and develop the essential support we give families of children with cancer.  This is the first time we’ve had a role specifically focused on marketing and fundraising.

This multi-functional role will keep Harriet very busy as she will be taking on PASIC’s social media and website content, alongside providing welcome support to our CEO by assisting with vital funding applications.

Harriet and her cheeky rescue cat, Eric

Harriet, who has previous experience working in charity communications, said: “I am thrilled to have joined PASIC in this new position. PASIC is a fantastic charity, with devoted staff and inspiring families – I am already seeing the difference we make to the lives of families facing childhood cancer in the East Midlands.

“I see great potential to increase awareness of the organisation by providing a window into the work we do via social media and the website. I am also keen to help raise awareness of the challenges facing families going through childhood cancer. Getting stuck in with funding applications will also be an exciting area of my role!”

Harriet has joined us on a one-year fixed-term contract thanks to funding awarded by The Rank Foundation’s Time to Shine Programme and The National Lottery Community Fund.

Speaking about this opportunity, CEO Louise said: “We’re so excited to welcome Harriet on board.  Not only does she bring much needed skills and great talent, she’s fit in with the team so quickly we can’t imagine what life was like before!  Her role will be crucial to helping us continue our support.  We’re hugely grateful to the Time to Shine Programme for the funding that’s enabled this opportunity.”

You can contact Harriet on harriet.bettany@pasic.org.uk