Hamish and Rosie Shephard, along with Sam Tasker-Grindley, came up with the concept of Furlonteer.com over a virtual curry on Sunday 19th April. Hamish is the co-founder of Hello Fresh and founder of BrideBook; Rosie is the founder of The Luxury Communications Council (LCC); Sam is Head of Member Success at Clarity HQ (https://clarity-hq.com/uk/).
This is a completely non-profit project to connect charities and good causes with skilled and willing people during this awful crisis.
On Tuesday 21st April at lunchtime a group of passionate Furlonteers got on a zoom call and came up with a plan to get this amazing concept up and running and to scale through marketing, social and digital. By Friday afternoon they had a brand, website, marketing and digital campaign and had already matched charities with Furlonteers.
Sam Tasker-Grindley – Co-founder
Nancy Duncan – Co-founder and Marketing Director
Victoria Ward - Head of Operations
Stella Norris – Head of Digital
Adam Thurland – Head of Branding
Eleanor Allen – Head of Furlonteering Matches
Ian Holden – Website Manager
Jess Foye – Social media Manager
Lucy Rickett – Charity Manager
Anni Butler – Charity Co-ordinator
Alison Pemberton – Furlonteer Outreach