Redwings Legacy Manager, Katie Fulcher, has been announced as a finalist in the Smee & Ford Legacy Giving Awards 2024, recognising and celebrating outstanding achievement and skill in the sector. Katie – who celebrated 10 years at Redwings last year – was nominated for the award by her colleagues, and the shortlist was revealed earlier this week.

Katie is responsible for managing all gifts in wills to Redwings, which makes up over two-thirds of its income and plays a crucial part in caring for the hundreds of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules the charity is responsible for, and allows them to keep helping those in need.

“Katie is a trained solicitor with previous experience in the charity sector, and she brings her vast knowledge and skills to her role every day,” said Redwings CEO Lynn Cutress. “She takes her role incredibly seriously, understanding not just its importance for the charity, but also the poignant role she plays in helping people fulfil their final wishes – something which is always appreciated by the families of those who have sadly passed.

“As Legacy Manager, her role goes beyond administration. From initial enquiries from supporters, to handling notifications and legacy completions, as well as managing contested Wills (sometimes on behalf of other charities), Katie looks after the process from start to finish.

“She never shies away from putting in the extra hours to ensure she always meets best practice and, ultimately, to ensure that the final wishes of those who kindly leave gifts in Wills are fulfilled. I couldn’t think of a better recipient of this prestigious award.”

Katie said it was an honour to be shortlisted at a particularly special time.

“It is a wonderful, independent validation not only of my work but the work being done here at Redwings,” she said. Winning would be an incredible way to mark my 10 years with the charity, in what is also our 40th anniversary year.”

The winners will be selected ahead of a private ceremony at Hilton Bankside, London, on 18 April 2024.

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