Emma Lerche-Thomsen – Fundraising Consultant
I worked for 20 years for the BBC in many production teams working behind the scenes on a variety of programmes from Drama to Documentaries.
This experience led me to become a Freelance Charity Fundraiser, organising scores of events to raise money for the Chiltern Centre and other charities.
Why you chose the Chiltern Centre
My friend’s daughter attended The Chiltern Centre. Hearing first hand how important the respite care offered at the Centre helped keep her family together, it sparked something inside of me and I really wanted to help and get involved.
There’s nothing more rewarding than knowing you are making a difference to someone’s life.
Your biggest Achievement
I joined the Fundraising team and for the last 10 years have helped raise many thousands of pounds by organising events attended by the community of Henley. Their generosity has enabled the Centre to keep it’s doors open for our families
I am eternally grateful to Phillip Schofield who agreed to become our Celebrity Patron and to his wife Steph for supporting us over many years.
Describe yourself using just 3 words
Kind, calm and perceptive