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Leading figure in fundraising dies

Leading figure in fundraising dies

A leading figure in fundraising in Northern has died after succumbing to cancer. Bryan Walliker worked for Diabetes UK for ten years and was a founding member of the Institute of Fundraising in Northern .

Bryan’s many friends in the fundraising world have been paying homage to his contribution to fundraising and his personal support.

‘Every fundraiser North and South owes Bryan a debt of gratitude. He brought respect and professionalism to fundraising and many people are proud to say that they attended at least one of his training courses,’ Paul Kane, Regional Fundraiser for Trocaire, said.

Kate Fleck, National Director of Diabetes UK Northern Ireland, said he would be sadly missed by friends and colleagues in Diabetes UK where he was a tower of strength and an inspiration to all who worked with him.

On a personal level, IoF treasurer Julie Forester said he was welcoming, encouraging and suppportive.

Paul Artherton has a BA (Hons) Degree from Queen’s University and a MA Degree in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University. He has worked in PR and fundraising for over 27 years. Previously assistant director for fundraising and public relations at the Simon Community Northern Ireland for seven years, for the last 17 years he has run his own fundraising consultancy business specialising in fundraising, sponsorship, public relations and recruitment. His clients have included charities, private sector and public bodies. Examples include the Ulster Cancer Foundation, Simon Communities of Ireland, NI Hospice, North and West Belfast Health and Social Services Trust, Aiken Promotions, the Industrial Development Board and the Ulster Museum. He has lectured on voluntary sector management at Queens University Belfast Institute for Continuing Education. Since 2010 Paul has been a lay member of the NI Charity Tribunal.

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