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Welcoming… Clare Shaw!

03/08/2022

GVA is delighted to announce the arrival of Clare Shaw, who joined us at the end of June 2022 as our newly appointed Fundraising Advisor. As a key member of our Community Engagement team, Clare will work alongside the Gosport community, supporting them to find suitable funding opportunities. She will also be able to offer advice and guidance on how to fill out funding applications, with the aim of helping local organisations to continue the great services they offer in Gosport.

Having worked in roles ranging from receptionist to running her own business, Clare has over twenty-five years’ experience in office administration. In recent years, she has written and published a number of mental wellbeing books for children and teens, and continues to do this alongside her work at GVA.

Taking time out of office life when her children were young, Clare built up a client base as a Virtual Assistant and worked from home to enable flexibility for her family. Clients ranged from a local builder to a national charity, so no two days were the same! As the children have become more independent, Clare felt it was time to get back into an office, and what better way to do that than with GVA as their new Fundraising Advisor.

Aside from working life, Clare also volunteers at Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club. For six years, she has been a Team Manager and been involved in event organising and fundraising within the rugby community. This has given Clare a first-hand knowledge of working in the community, and a thorough understanding of what goes into running a local club, almost entirely run by volunteers.
With this experience, coupled with her professional background, Clare is looking forward to getting to know GVA’s members, and aiding them in finding available funding to help their projects and organisations.

Clare moved from the north of England eighteen years ago, following a successful eBay purchase which led to her meeting her husband… Although she will always remain a northerner at heart, Gosport is home forever now!

Clare has hit the ground running since her arrival at GVA, with initiatives such as our recent Cake Sale being just one example of how GVA seeks to support local charities across Gosport Borough to boost their funds and maximise their potential. To get in touch with Clare to see how she might be able to help your organisation or cause, please send an email to clare.shaw@gva.org.uk, or give her a call on 0239​2 583836.

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