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Our Challengers Star: December 2016

Challengers Star - Holly La Touche

Since 1979, Challengers staff have been working hard to make sure children and young people have an awesome time at Challengers! Every month, we shine a light on one of our Challengers stars. This month it’s the turn of Holly La Touche (pictured above), who is our Trust Fundraising Officer.

What do you do at Challengers?
I work as a Trust Fundraising Officer for Challengers, applying for funding from grant making trusts and foundations to ensure our projects have the resources they need to be the best play and youth schemes around! From writing applications to updating trusts on how their donation has made a difference, I work to develop solid relationships with our supporters and spread Challengers’ inclusive message!

What made you want to work at Challengers?
Challengers has been a huge part of my family for a number of years. I first heard about this amazing charity when my cousin, newly diagnosed with autism and struggling to find a place to play, joined Guildford Playscheme where he became an After School Club regular. His communication improved tenfold and my auntie was able to continue working part-time.

When I saw a job come up at Head Office a few years ago, I jumped at the chance to apply!

What is your favourite thing about working at Challengers?
I love working in such close proximity to the projects we’re raising funds for and having the chance to see Challengers in action. I’ve had some amazing days out on scheme, and met some incredible children and young people who remind me of how magical Challengers is.

What keeps you up at night?
A really good book.

How would you describe the Challengers team in three words?
Vibrant, caring, determined!

Challengers to me is…
unique!