Barbara Kidd

Director of Fundraising and Communications

Over the last 20 years, Barbara has established a number of high profile funding campaigns to enable the development of some of the UK's major charities.

She started her career in the fundraising development team at CLIC (Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood) before moving to Scotland to manage operations north of the border for Meningitis Research Foundation. Barbara joined Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres as they were establishing their first centre and, for four years, headed up the fundraising team to develop the capital funding programmes to enable the creation of new centres across Scotland. Barbara then went back into the private sector for seven years before returning to develop the private sector fundraising programme for Fairbridge and help manage its subsequent merger with The Prince's Trust.

Barbara joined Children 1st in 2011 to grow corporate and events income streams and has now been appointed to the role of Director of Fundraising.