Rachel originally worked in the record industry and spent 18 years helping the careers of a variety of international artists, including Mark Ronson, Paolo Nutini, James Blunt and Sean Paul. A love of DJing and fundraising led to her co-organising a successful charity festival in her spare time, before she eventually moved over to the charity sector fulltime in 2011.
Her first charity role was running an annual star-studded music industry charity event, which in 2013 won Charity Event of the Year at the UK Event Awards. After five years, Rachel moved on to her present role at Marie Curie, the UK’s leading terminal illness charity. The historic charity has a legion of dedicated celebrity supporters, many of whom have had first-hand experience of Marie Curie’s services.
“Being employed in the charity sector is extremely satisfying” says Rachel. “We constantly work with inspirational people and stories, which remind you of the brilliance of life. And when you get home at the end of the day, you really feel that you have helped contribute to society in some small way. Marie Curie has amazing celebrity supporters and it is an honour to be able to work with them to help highlight such a fantastic cause. I’m delighted to be helping judge this year’s Campaign for Good Awards and am looking forward to reading lots of inspirational entries.”