Businesses: Come forward and help charity

Businesses: Come forward and help charity

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Laura Enfield

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Businesses: Come forward and help charity

CHARITY MATCHMAKER: Lisa Cunningham is looking for business people with skills they want to share.

A 'matchmaker' is calling for businessmen and women to come forward and be paired up with needy charities.

Lisa Cunningham (pictured) has taken a break from her high-powered career to help people in Maidenhead share their skills.

She has worked for a supermarket head office for the last 10 years but has been seconded by national charity Business in the Community as part of a pilot scheme. Its aim to is to discover and fulfil needs in the voluntary sector.

Lisa has already spent the last two months working as a 'connector' in Slough alongside Slough Business Community Partnership. She is now looking for people in Maidenhead to work with and has already met with Maidenhead and District Chamber of Commerce to discuss ideas.

The Woking resident said: "A lot of businesses are trying to do really good things to help at the moment but don't always know what that looks like. My role is to speak to local organisations and find out what they want or what they want to offer. It's a bit like a match-making service."

Lisa said she can meet with charities even if members do not know exactly what they needs.

Contact Lisa on 07789 396374 or lisa.cunningham@bitc.org.uk

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