About: Our Fundraising Officer

Lauren Oakley

Lauren is our Fundraising Officer who is responsible for managing charity led events and lead the charity team in securing financial support from all areas of fundraising.

All funds raised will be for Fair Ways Foundation charity, the parent company of Fairways Care (UK) Ltd (Fair Ways), however the Foundation has commissioned this function to be carried out by its subsidiary Fair Ways.

Once a project proposal has been agreed, our Fundraising Officer takes the lead in identifying, cultivating and engaging major grant givers through personal contact and the building of professional networks and will continue to liaise and co-ordinate the project through to completion. This includes active Marketing by Fair Ways and engagement of young people / service users where possible.

Lauren has been with us since 2012, originally starting as a Support Worker in our Education department and working her way up to Therapeutic Lead in our specialist Autism School in Totton, Southampton, before leaving this role and becoming our Fundraising Officer in 2018. Lauren also regularly works in a range of our services including Residential and Post 16. This positively assists her ability to communicate Fundraising projects throughout the organisation and gain views and experiences from our service users.