RNIB recruits new director of fundraising

Sense’s former group director of engagement Chris Jarrett has joined the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) this month as its new director of fundraising.

Jarret has more than two decades experiences in senior charity leadership roles at charities including the British Heart Foundation, The Prince’s Trust, Breast Cancer Now and Asthma UK.

He has also been head of fundraising at Samaritans and head of corporate partnerships at NSPCC.

"I'm thrilled to join RNIB at such an exciting time for the charity. We’re in a fantastic position to drive a step change in public engagement and income generation over the coming years, supporting RNIB’s vision of a world where blind and partially sighted people can participate equally,” said Jarrett.

RNIB chief executive Matt Stringer added: “We’re delighted to welcome Chris to the team. Chris has extensive experience within the charity sector and will play an important role in leading the Fundraising Directorate as RNIB works towards breaking down barriers for people with sight loss.”

Meanwhile, the RNIB has launched a virtual fundraising event called Take on 250.

This invites supporters to complete 250 challenges, such as 250 star jumps or laps of their garden, to help raise funds for the charity. The fundraiser takes place throughout January.

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