“I am the CEO of Helen & Douglas House and I have been in my post substantively for 19 months. I first met Martin when we were both in new roles. Whilst there is an element of mutual support and sharing of ideas Martin, personally, has been particular helpful, offering advice, sharing his experience and expertise when we have been faced with significant financial challenges and issues of sustainability. On an organisational level the Clare Foundation is a major player in assisting the charitable sector, facilitating relationships and encouraging networking and well as organising and hosting learning opportunities. Both Martin and The Clare Foundation have assisted me in what has been a difficult year.”

Clare Periton | CEO | Helen & Douglas House | Oxford
Helen and Douglass House

“Working with The Clare Foundation has been exceptional. From the first meeting to discuss our needs as a charity, to the constant support, encouragement, expertise and friendship that followed. We have benefited from the wisdom of Martin and the sharing of his endless list of contacts that have been a great help and effectively tailored to our needs and requirements. I can’t thank TCF enough for guiding me so professionally around in an area that was new to me.”

Janette Hannon | Chair | Odyssey

“Since taking on the CEO role at Trailblazers Mentoring in Sept 2016, The Clare Foundation and in particular through Martin Gallagher, has been able to provide a valuable and independent sounding board for me. This has taken the form of delivering a constructive review of a draft 5yr strategy, personal coaching and advice on working with and upward management of my board of trustees. Martin also facilitated a strategy away day for the Trailblazers board and third-party consultants. Additionally, The Clare Foundation has provided regular opportunities for useful network lunches combined with thought provoking speakers, and personal introductions to a wider network which I have been able to engage with.”

John Shepherd | CEO | Trailblazers

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