Sarah Whiting is Director of Fundraising at Hope and Homes for Children.
Sarah grew up wanting to be a fundraiser, after being inspired in her school days by a speaker from a charity who spoke to her about the difference she could make if she raised just £100.
Originally from Salisbury, Wiltshire, she heard of Hope and Homes for Children through her mother who volunteered in the office. After meeting Mark and Caroline Cook, she was offered a job as one of the charity’s first fundraisers in 2000. Sarah drove the length and breadth of the country gaining support from companies, schools, organisations and developing new volunteer groups.
After five years of playing a significant role in growing the income of Hope and Homes for Children, Sarah gained an MSC from the London Business School in Fundraising and Marketing. She then spent a further three years at an organisation she respected highly, WaterAid, as a fundraising manager, where she doubled income in the area of fundraising she was responsible for.
Ultimately her passion lies with ensuring children grow up within the love and protection of a family, and following the birth of her two children, Sarah returned to Hope and Homes for Children in 2013 as Director of Fundraising.
She describes her role as her dream job, with a dream team, and works every day to ensure we get a step closer to eradicating the institutional care of children globally.