Tuesday 3rd May brought us a visit from Ailsa Wallace to talk about Capability Scotland.
Ailsa is the Fundraising and Communications Manager at Capability Scotland and leads the Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Teams for the charity.
Her passion for her role was clearly evident throughout her talk and presentation. Explained beautifully and very respectfully how Capability Scotland operates and the benefits to our community for those who are differently abled, and how perhaps we could support their work.
It was an excellent presentation and Ailsa was a great speaker who also fully answered further questions to her from club members.
Ailsa is responsible for overseeing all fundraising activity within Capability Scotland as well as internal and external communications.
After completing an MA(Hons) in Psychology and an MSc in Research, Ailsa went on to pursue a career in sales, marketing, and events. This acted as the catalyst to her introduction to fundraising; in 2016 she joined Macmillan Cancer Support where she managed community fundraising activity throughout Angus, Tayside, Perth, and Perthshire.
In 2018 she joined the University of Dundee as Senior Development Officer-Major Gifts; responsible for fundraising across the university’s priority projects, working with donors in the UK as well as internationally. Latterly she led the development of the Ninewells Cancer Campaign, collaborating with colleagues across the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside.
Ailsa is passionate about the work of Capability Scotland and believes that fundraising allows colleagues across operational services to provide the exemplary care and support that enables the individuals we support to realise their potential and reach their goals.
Pictured are Ailsa with club vice president Steve Fairlie and Aisla's host for the evening, Chris Kirk.