Anita - Database Officer
I’m Anita. I first started working in the Charity Sector in 2017 and fell in love with the real sense of fulfilment and job satisfaction - it's incredibly rewarding.
I live in the outskirts of Hampshire, a stone’s throw away from Mid Hants Railway line. My family and I enjoy lots of countryside walks and cycle rides. In my spare time I like to read and have recently taken up meditation – with two children under the age of nine, a moment's peace is very rare!
My hobbies and interests have grown with me and I have expanded my reading outside of novels and stories to feed my thirst for knowledge! I enjoy learning new skills and reading about wellbeing and mental health. One thing that has stayed with me is exercising – I am a fully qualified Personal Trainer and enjoy weight training, Pilates and circuit training.
My role at Make-A-Wish
I'm the Database Officer for Make-A-Wish and my role is to develop and maintain our central database. My role includes ensuring we record accurate and up to date data, allowing various teams across the organisation to support our fundraisers as best we can, whilst also ensuring we can produce accurate reports. In a nutshell: “The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” (Carly Fiorina, Hewlett-Packard Co) one of my favourite quotes.
What would my wish be?
I'd love to go back to the Maldives (my picture above) with my children and husband! It was our honeymoon destination and so far no holiday has topped the location! If we were lucky enough to go back we’d take our children and spend the time exploring the islands and being together in paradise!
"As a mum of two and an older sister to a sibling with special needs, Make-A-Wish has a special place in my heart. I love working for Make-A-Wish because we can grant life-changing wishes and bring happiness to children's lives; nothing beats knowing you can grant wishes."
Meet the rest of the team
"Let’s get FUNdraising"
Maya - Senior Supporter Experience Manager
"Come to me for help and support with your fundraising"
Grace - Supporter Experience Manager
"Want to take on a challenge or plan a big fundraiser? Let me know!"
Allie - Supporter Experience Manager
"Have a fundraising idea? I can help!"
Shirley - Supporter Experience Officer
"Full of fundraising ideas or questions? Pop on in for a chat – I’m always happy to help"
Charlotte - Supporter Experience Officer
"Talk to me about Make A Wish campaigns, products and appeals."
Jag - Senior Fundraising Manager
"Talk to me about fundraising campaigns, one off donations or legacies."
Amy - Fundraising Manager
"Give me a shout if you're a wish family."
Nikki - Wish Family Engagement Manager
"Help me understand more about our donors"
Katy - Insights & Income Development Lead
“Data really powers everything that we do” My job is to ensure our database is maintained and accurate.
Anita - Database Officer
"If you have questions about anything to do with our website, I'm your first port of call."
John - Website & Digital Development Manager