6 January 2012
Macmillan Cancer Support has appointed Lynda Thomas as its new Director of Fundraising with immediate effect. This role will be vital to ensure Macmillan achieves its ambition.
Lynda brings broad experience of communications, marketing and sales from both consultancy and charity sectors, including the NSPCC, and most recently as Macmillan’s joint Director of External Affairs alongside Hilary Cross, who is now Macmillan’s Director of External Affairs in a sole capacity.
Lynda Thomas, Director of Fundraising at Macmillan Cancer Support says:
‘With the number of people living with cancer set to double from two to four million in the next 20 years, Macmillan has a huge ambition to reach and improve the lives of more people affected by cancer. As such, we must increase our fundraising income significantly by building the best and most admired fundraising team in the charity sector, developing our broad portfolio of fundraising products, and creating innovative best-in-sector donor care for Macmillan’s incredible supporters, who we rely on for 96% of our income.’
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For further information, please contact:
Susie Richardson, Media & PR Manager
020 7840 7809 (out of hours 07801 307068)
Notes to Editors:
Biography of Lynda Thomas:
Lynda has worked in communications for 20 years, starting in consumer PR, then moving into media relations and marketing at NCH Action for Children and the NSPCC, where she was in the media team which launched the Full Stop Campaign in 1999. She joined Macmillan in 2001 as Head of Media, in a job share with Hilary Cross. Hilary and Lynda then developed Macmillan’s campaigning arm, created its Internal Affairs team and were promoted to board level as Director of External Affairs in 2007. Lynda has been acting as Interim Director of Fundraising since August 2011.
About Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support and works to improve cancer care. Visit www.macmillan.org.uk for more information or freephone 0808 808 00 00 for an information pack.