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When I first suggested the idea everyone looked at me like I was absolutely crazy, but the atmosphere was brilliant. Despite some hairy moments on the way up, everyone loved the experience, and we got a lot of support by livestreaming it on the way.

Lauren, hiking fundraiser

From hosting a cake bake to running in London’s Royal Parks, there are countless ways you can fundraise for PET.

Every penny you raise can offer hope and purpose to people in prison, transforming not only their lives, but the futures of their families and communities too.

Fundraise

Grab a place at a running event and raise money for people in prison who want to use their time to study.

Challenge events
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Whether it's a tea morning or a sporting challenge, find out how to go your own way and raise money for PET.

Organise your own events

Meet the team

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Cassie Edmiston

Head of Fundraising

Cassie Edmiston

Head of Fundraising

Cassie has led the PET fundraising team since 2011, joining from a senior management role at a regional cancer charity. Cassie is a trustee for the charity Equalities Work, which works in The Foundry (PET’s office building), putting on events with the local community that promote tolerance and understanding. She also sits on the advisory group for LJ Flanders’ Cell Workout initiative, bringing sports and education into prisons.

In 2016, Cassie was named one of Fundraising Magazine’s ’25 under 35′ best professional charity fundraisers in the UK.


Which course?

“If I could pick any distance learning course, I would study Deaf Awareness and Sign Language. Good communication of all types is essential to my role and I would love to be able to sign well.”

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David Veitch

Fundraising Officer

David Veitch

Fundraising Officer

David joined PET in 2017, having previously worked as a Case Study Researcher. Prior to this he worked in schools as a Teaching Assistant.  


Which course?

"If I could choose any distance course I would do Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation as I’m obsessed with pot plants. I probably shouldn’t grow any more though, I already have 20 (and counting) in my flat!"

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Alex Hitchcock

Trusts Fundraising Officer

Alex Hitchcock

Trusts Fundraising Officer

Alex joined PET in 2021, and works in the Fundraising team to maintain PET’s important relationship with its network of Trust funders. He is also a professional saxophonist, and enjoys travelling to play and collaborating with musicians from around the world.


Which course?

"Teaching English as a Foreign Language would be a really interesting one – I really enjoy teaching and find the process of learning languages fascinating so it would be a good combination of the two."

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Calum Walker

Media and Communications Manager

Calum Walker

Media and Communications Manager

Calum joined PET in 2018, after a year working in the communications team at the anti-poverty charity Turn2us. Prior to that he spent three years in the television industry, working in drama production.


Which course?

“I'd pick Italian with Linguaphone. I love Italy - Rome, Naples, Venice, you name it. It’s got such a rich history and wonderful food and drink. It would be brilliant to be able to speak the language there.”

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Tash Priya

Digital Communications Officer

Tash Priya

Digital Communications Officer

Tash joined PET in the beginning of 2022, after a year of working in science communications. Prior to that, she worked in communications and campaigns for a global health organisation.


Which course?

If I could pick a course, it would have to be ‘The Practice of Painting’ - I’m always in awe of those who can take a blank canvas and turn it into a masterpiece!

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