Victoria Poole - Area Fundraising Manager

Victoria has recently moved to St. Margaret's Fundraising Team after working for St. Margaret's Retail Team. She has been a volunteer for St. Margaret's Hospice since she was a teenager, when she helped in the shops and at fundraising events. After completing a History and Politics degree at the University of Sheffield, she took up a temporary position in the St. Margaret's Children's Shop in Taunton, before moving to a permanent position as Manager of the Wiveliscombe shop.

Victoria said "I thoroughly enjoyed my time working in St. Margaret's Wiveliscombe shop and will miss my wonderful volunteers and customers, but I am very excited to be starting in the Fundraising Team where I have been warmly welcomed by everyone at the hospice. I hope to build on my previous experience working as a fundraising intern for Breast Cancer Care, and really expand our Yeovil fundraising. I am looking forward to a new challenge in a new area!"

To contact Victoria: 07736886190 | [email protected] 

Terena Gill - Community Fundraiser for East Somerset

Terena comes from a fundraising background having worked for Barnardo’s for eighteen years and, prior to that, for ActionAid in Chard. Terena originally joined St. Margaret's as the Community Fundraiser for West Somerset a year ago, but she has recently moved to the Sedgemoor area. She says "I have loved being a part of the St. Margaret’s Hospice Fundraising Team over the past year - it’s a wonderful charity close to my heart. I’m now looking forward to building relationships across Sedgemoor, and meeting everyone who supports St. Margaret’s in their tremendous fundraising effort."

To contact Terena: 07736886183 | [email protected]

Kara Frampton - Community Fundraiser for West Somerset

Kara started volunteering for St. Margaret’s Hospice in April 2017 and after a while was then recruited as a full-time Assistant Fundraiser in the Fundraising Team in September 2017. Since then Kara has been working alongside the Fundraising Team, experiencing the importance of our wonderful supporters and volunteers and learning how vital it is to raise funds for St. Margaret’s Hospice each year. Kara has a strong connection with the hospice and is very passionate about their ethos and values So much so that she is now the Community Fundraiser West, covering Taunton Deane, West Somerset and Sedgemoor.

Kara says 'I love working for St. Margaret’s Hospice. It is always such a lovely atmosphere and our supporters and volunteers are truly inspiring. I couldn’t ask to work with a better team of people and we all work extremely hard to ensure that we raise the money to care for our patients and their families throughout Somerset. St. Margaret’s Hospice is a very special place and I have been personally touched by their services. I am really looking forward to building relationships across the West side of the county, meeting supporters of St. Margaret’s Hospice and raising more money!'

To contact Kara: 01823 345911 | [email protected]

Susan Bickle - Fundraising Volunteer Coordinator

Susan joined the St. Margaret's Fundraising Team in June 2017 following a long career in Community Development, where she specialised in safeguarding and ‘hard to reach groups’. Having been a volunteer since the age of 13, to the present day, with a background in managing volunteers for local government and Dorset Police, Susan has a good understanding of the benefits of volunteering to both the individual and the host organisation, and has worked with volunteers aged from 11 to 92 !

Susan said “Having recently moved to Somerset, I am delighted to find myself working for such an amazing charity – where the hard work and dedication of our volunteers is truly awe inspiring. We definitely try to put the Fun into Fundraising and I am so looking forward to growing our Volunteer Team  over the coming months."

To contact Susan: 07736886145 | [email protected]