Clare (31) joins intu from The Sunshine Fund charity, where she worked as head of fundraising for over 3 and half years.
Clare has over 10 years’ experience across marketing, social media and PR channels within both the public and private sector. Clare started her career at a marketing agency, but soon developed a taste for the charity sector and became a volunteer for Diabetes UK. From there she went onto work for Disability North, until she landed the role at The Sunshine Fund charity.
In her spare time Clare is a keen runner, taking part in the Great North Run four times and has even completed the London Marathon. Clare has also taken on the Great North London swim, Virgin Cyclone and has even parachuted, raising over £5,000 for a variety of charities.
“I have lived in the north east my whole life, I’m very passionate about the area as it really is a fantastic place to live. I’ve joined intu at a very exciting time with the new dining development Grey’s Quarter opening in the autumn and the success of the Qube at intu Metrocentre going from strength to strength. I feel privileged to be working with two fantastic teams to develop our community and charity partnerships in the North East.”
Karen Carr, regional marketing manager for intu north, said:
“The community manager role is a new position at intu Eldon Square and intu Metrocentre, and one for which Clare is ideally suited. Her previous work within the regional community will stand her in good stead for the big job she has taken on, which allows intu to give something back to the community at large. For the next couple of months Clare also has another outstanding project she also needs to complete – organising her wedding to Stuart in the summer!”