Gary Lawrence

Philanthropy Director

(Part-time Wednesday and Thursday)

As part of my role I work to develop relationships with donors and funders, both existing and potential, and connect them with the organisations and causes that need support in the county. What I enjoy most is relaying the real difference WCF makes to the groups we fund and the many people they help across Wilshire. That is what the role of Director of Philanthropy is all about.

 I also help maintain the profile of the WCF by writing press and magazine articles as well as case studies about the inspiring groups we work with. I have been a journalist for 30 years, editing the Swindon Advertiser, Wiltshire Gazette & Herald, Wiltshire Times, Oxford Mail and Oxford Times among other titles. In a previous career I was also a chef and a bar manager in London!

 My hobbies include running (very slowly) and getting myself into a state of deep distress watching West Ham United.