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Liz Clarke joins Bristol Autism Support as Fundraising & Partnerships Manager

Bristol Autism Support is pleased to announce that we have appointed Liz Clarke to support us with our Fundraising and Partnerships Strategy. BAS is keen to develop our fundraising for the charity and very excited to have Liz on board to help us move this forward. Initally the main focus of this role will be to create our fundraising strategy that will feed into the charities business plan. In addition we hope to develop more public facing information to support members and supporters looking to fundraise for us.

Liz is a member of the BAS community already so has first hand experience of our services. Liz comes to us with a wealth of experience

Liz Clarke

‘I am an experienced fundraiser in the fields of arts and culture, working with organisations large and small in Bristol and the South West. My focus is on access and participation, enabling underserved communities access cultural experience. My previous experience is in voluntary sector support services in the fields of mental health and housing advocacy. I have worked within large organisations shaping policy and practice, and providing support in partnerships and collaboration; as well as as a freelancer working directly with people and communities. I am an artist and theatre maker, so bring my creativity and cross sector experience to this role.

Like so many parents, I have needed to become an expert, advocate and champion for my own family in the fields of SEN, Autism and Neurodiversity, navigating all the joys and complications that go with this along the way! My lived experience is great for this fundraising role as I can really champion BAS’s person centred approach and positive outcomes. BAS has supported me and my family over the past four years, so I can speak first hand of the importance, the need and the magic of this charity.

I am excited to work with the team, building on the fantastic work they have done already to shape the way forward for BAS’s fundraising, and develop a strategy that will support their vital work in the years to come. I am also keen to look at new and innovative ways the wider community can support BAS.’

Parent Support and Training Manager Jade Page said

“I am really pleased to have Liz join us, I know the whole team is excited to see how we can take the charity forward and Liz will be making a big difference during this period of growth for us.”

The Bristol Autism Support community has always supported our fundraising efforts, so if you have any ideas of ways you’d like to contribute, from bungee jumping to baking, do get in touch. I’d love to hear from you – liz@bristolautismsupport.org