Meet your new Fundraising Team!

Posted on: July 15th, 2019

The new team will work to build relationships with current and potential supporters and develop local community committees who will support the hospice. As a result the Fundraisers and Fundraising Assistants are now regionalised and each look after a different area of Hull and East Yorkshire.

This week we put the spotlight on Jethro Shearring, Regional Fundraiser, who supports the East region heading out to areas that include the City Centre, Holderness and East Hull.

If you would like to raise funds over the coming months in support of Dove House and are from the East region, Jethro would love to hear from you. You can get hold of Jethro via the hospice facebook, on 01482 785743 or by emailing fundraising@dovehouse.org.uk.

  1. What attracted you to work at Dove House?

In a previous job I had the opportunity to have a tour around the hospice and saw first-hand the amazing difference it makes to the lives of so many patients and their families.

  1. What do you do when you are not working for Dove House?

I play the guitar (badly), enjoy films and box sets and run around after my son!

  1. How long have you been working for Dove House?

I have been working in the fundraising team for five years, though previously spent time volunteering here.

  1. What is a typical week for you?

I like to spend at least a couple of days a week out of the office to ensure that fundraisers in the business and wider community are supported and kept up to date with everything Dove House related. I will also attend fundraising events, coordinate our wonderful volunteers and help create fundraising materials.

  1. What does the community support mean to Dove House?

The hospice is very much a cornerstone of the community and can only continue to provide the care that it does due to the incredible generosity of those across Hull and East Yorkshire. In my role I witness so many people going above and beyond on a daily basis to ensure that our patients and their families can continue to receive our specialist care.

  1. Top tips to raise funds in my local community?

The only limit to fundraising ideas is your imagination- what works for one will not necessarily be right for another. From family to friends and colleagues, make sure to make full use of any and all networks at your disposal to help support your fundraising and spread your message.

  1. What do you enjoy most about your role?

Having the opportunity to witness and support so many individuals within businesses and the general community whose passion for fundraising enables the hospice to continue to help so many. Working within the hospice itself allows me to see the impact that such fundraising makes on a daily basis.

  1. How do you take your tea?

In a mug!

  1. What is the most inspirational piece of advice you have been given and who gave it to you?

I can’t think of one off the top of my head, so will look to Hollywood. “Do. Or do not. There is no try” – Yoda