Since 1880, SJOG has been changing the lives of people across the UK by delivering on our purpose to meet need where we find it. The charity is diverse, supporting disabled people, older people, people who are homeless, and people who have been trafficked or subject to modern day slavery. The achievement of SJOG's fundraising team is remarkable because 14 months ago the team did not exist, having been created as part of a major change programme at the charity.

The team is modest (at 1.0 FTE) but has had huge impact. In just 8 months the fundraising target for 2019 had been smashed 4-fold (£413,500) achieving a return of 16:1, which means that we can better deliver on our mission of meeting need where we find it. But more than this, they have developed a fundraising strategy and through creating an energy about possible opportunities, engaged the whole charity.

The team are tenacious yet humble, and have changed the organisation. As they grow, they are being supported colleagues across the charity to deliver on the ambitious targets they�ve set for 2020.