“The hospice engaged Paddy in December 2014 to advise on and support the charity’s capital appeal for £2.2 million for a new Day Therapy & Out-Patients Building. He started this work in liaison with the former chief executive and when I was appointed, Paddy came to see me even before I was in post to brief me and get my opinions on the future appeal fundraising. Once I was in post (in March 2015), Paddy and I worked very well together, as we went through the preparation stage of the capital appeal and then into the private stage. His advice and direct support (he took on the role of Appeal Director) has been excellent. He built up very strong relationships with the key trustees and staff here at the hospice and this has built up trust and allowed us to work closely with him. He liaised direct with the likes of the lord-lieutenant and the bishop and used their contacts with skill and diplomacy, maximising on the connections we were able to make with key trusts, wealthy individuals and some companies.
His advice on trust applications and approaching wealthy people has been excellent – he even introduced us to a non-UK trust fund that has become the largest giver at £250,000. We have raised 85% of the funds needed and are well on the way to raising the £2.2 million needed for the project from our ‘public’ appeal. We would not have done this without Paddy’s support and guidance. Furthermore he strikes the very difficult balance between having the professionalism of a consultant with the personal qualities that are necessary to gain the trust of clients and prospective donors.
I would recommend him to any charity considering his services”
Steve Hoy, Chief Executive