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Welcome Kim!

2023-01-20T16:01:18+00:00Friday 20 January 2023|
  • Outside of Walsall Manor Hospital

A passionate fundraiser is bringing her enthusiasm and ideas to Walsall Healthcare’s Well Wishers charity.

Kimberley Aplin is Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s new Fundraising Support Officer.

Her role is to support the Trust’s charity, working alongside Georgie Westley, Fundraising Manager and she will be part of delivering a variety of fundraising initiatives and events throughout the year that make a real difference to patients, their families and the staff that treat them.

Kim, who is from Bloxwich, has always had a passion for fundraising. She previously worked as a Fundraising Co-ordinator for St Giles Walsall Hospice (now known as Goscote Hospice – Walsall Palliative Care Centre) and then as a supervisor at Costa based in Birmingham Children’s Hospital before joining Walsall Healthcare last December.

She said: “I heard about this position when someone tagged me on Walsall Healthcare’s TikTok promoting the vacancy and was so happy when I got the call that I had been successful following interview!

“I have a wealth of fundraising experience within many volunteering roles and have won five awards for my fundraising efforts. I hope to bring some of my fundraising qualities to the team.”

After being with the Trust for just over a month she said:

“So far I have enjoyed meeting new people at Walsall Healthcare. I love the diversity of the role; every day is different and the sense of giving something back to my local community and making a difference whilst working in a job I am passionate about is very rewarding for me.”

When Kim isn’t working she likes to socialise with friends and family, enjoy some retail therapy and get out and about as much as possible. She likes to read autobiographies and true crime books and is also interested in the paranormal.

Georgie added: “I am really pleased to have Kim on board supporting me and the charity.  She has already made a huge difference in the re-organisation of the Fundraising Hub and getting stuck into a number of big projects we are planning.  I have worked hard over the last couple of years to grow the charity and Kim’s input and skills can only benefit the charity further”.

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