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 had been furloughed.
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.