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.
Looking to take on a new challenge in the new year?— RNIB (@RNIB) December 31, 2021
Take on 250 for RNIB and complete 250 of whichever activity you choose.
You could do 250 star jumps, or walk 250 laps of your garden... whatever suits you!
Find out more and sign up today: https://t.co/kKP5nTiJea pic.twitter.com/vBEdoHBvsh
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.