Trust Fundraising Team

Penny Cole
Penny has extensive experience in the charity sector at a senior level having been Director of Communications & Fundraising for United Response, one of the country’s largest non-profits and Head of Public Relations at Stonham Housing Association. Recently Penny has worked with West of Scotland Regional Equality Council, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s “Fitter for Purpose” project. Penny has extensive knowledge of Trust fundraising, Lottery, HLF, and specialises in bid writing for grants up to £5 million.
Julie Foster
Julie has more than 20 years experience working in the charity sector, in senior fundraising positions for both large national and small start-up charities. Julie started her fundraising career in the NSPCC’s. She went on to establish a highly successful  fundraising & communications directorate for the national disability charity, FitzRoy. Recently Julie has specialised in high level statutory and trusts fundraising and has raised 6 figure sums from major grant funders, including the National Lottery. Julie is passionate about building up smaller charities that do incredible work! but is also equally happy working for large national organisations.
Zoë Strong
Zoë has over 10 years Trust fundraising experience, having worked for health, welfare, educational and environmental causes including the NSPCC, Marie Curie and Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.
Zoë is experienced in developing Trust Foundation strategies and detailed pipelines that can be actioned by a member of staff or Zoë herself. Zoë has an MSc in Marketing Communications, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management and Leadership and a Fundraising Management Certificate.
Debbie Lyne
Debbie has senior managerial experience, most recently working as Director of Fundraising at Perennial. Since leaving Perennial Debbie has focused on her core fundraising skill which is Trust fundraising. Debbie has worked as a freelance Trust Fundraiser for RAFT medical research charity, Willow Foundation, MCT, and recently (2019) Waterloo Uncovered, where she is responsible for research and bid writing.
Joanna Marshall
Joanna runs Trust Fundraising UK which is owned by Abbey Solutions Ltd. Joanna has over 20 years’ experience of the sector and has worked in all major funding markets and national and international charities. Joanna has an in depth understanding of the Trust market and has great insight into who’s who in the sector.