Celebrating Our 2019 Fast-Trackers

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Today marks the final day of the course for our 2019 Fast-Trackers. They’ve worked unbelievably hard and raised an incredible amount of money for Child.org. 

The team are so proud of everything they’ve achieved, and wanted to share their gratitude for their fundraising endeavours.

Rich, our Charity Fast-Track Manager, speaking about this years Fast-Trackers: 

“They’ve raised tens of thousands for Child.org between them (well over £100,000 including match funding), supported one another brilliantly throughout, and they are already getting out there and making an impact in our sector. We’re so proud to have worked with each of them and can’t wait to see what they do next.”

Ellie, Content and Community Manager at Child.org, has said:

“It’s been a brilliant year for Charity Fast-Track. For the first time, Charity Fast-Trackers were working with us through a UK Aid Match campaign, which has given them direct experience of working on a project with the Department for International Development. We had some truly awesome Fast-Trackers and alumni helping out directly with the appeal, and I believe this experience will have a real impact on their career trajectory. I’ve been so impressed, as always, by the passion and intellectual rigour that this year’s CFTs have brought to the course content – and this year’s cohort have raised over £67,700 for Child.org, through their challenges and events! That amount makes a real impact on an organisation our size.”

We’ve also had some lovely messages from our 2019 Fast-Trackers, sharing their reflections on the course.

Gwen, chatting about the course content, said:

The actual course content is current, relevant and easy to follow. There is plenty of opportunity to read further if there is an area you’re particularly interested in. You engage with articles, research, videos and debates across the whole charity sector. The tasks help develop your critical thinking and analysis. There were discussion groups to discuss content with your fellow fast-trackers and webinars with industry experts, who provided great insight. There were certain areas of the course I really engaged with and feel so much more confident discussing different elements of the charity sector.”

Holly, speaking about the fundraising challenge, said:

“The fundraising challenge was a fantastic experience. I learned how to recruit a volunteer team, encourage and empower them to raise money and how to plan a fun challenge. We walked 10 miles carrying either 10 kg of rice or carrying our babies, and we raised almost £3k. My success came from taking on all the advice CFT gave, especially the things that pushed me out of my comfort zone, because their advice worked.”

Even though the course has come to an end, this year’s learners will still continue to receive support as members of our alumni community. We’re so excited to see what they all do next.