Fran is CEO of Youth Concern, a small charity which provides holistic support services for disadvantaged young people in Aylesbury Vale.
She was catapulted into the role of CEO 12 years ago and had to get to grips with managing a small charity very quickly. This included sole responsibility for fundraising, something she’d never done previously. Under Fran’s leadership Youth Concern has expanded- it now supports over 500 ‘at risk’ young people every year.
Fran is now busy planning their next ambitious project – the launch of a flagship youth homelessness and accommodation pathway project – The Next Step. This will have the effect of doubling the charity’s annual turnover and presents significant fundraising challenges.