Fundraising job vacancy – Individual Giving Officer

Join the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity fundraising team.

Helen Arkell is one of the leading UK dyslexia charities. We are passionate about removing barriers to learning and life for people with specific learning difficulties and many people see their first contact with us as a life-changing moment.

We are committed to further increasing our reach and impact over the next five years, and in order to achieve this, we are recruiting for the important role of Individual Giving Officer.

As the Individual Giving Officer, you will play a crucial role in nurturing relationships with individuals, to give their donations and their time, to make a difference to the people we support.

If you’re a specialist in a specific area of fundraising but are willing to dip into other areas of fundraising we’d love to hear from you.

The role offers the flexibility of working from home as well as from our Farnham office.

Full time hours preferred but we can consider part time. We also offer flexibility around working patterns and can discuss this at the interview.

Please see the attached application pack for full details about the role and how to apply: Application Pack

Recruitment timetable

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2024

First interviews:  Tuesday 14 and Thursday 16 May 2024

Good luck!

By |2024-04-05T10:18:13+01:00April 5th, 2024|Fundraising news, Latest news|0 Comments

Big Walk for Dyslexia 2024

We’d love you to come and join us for our Big Walk for Dyslexia on the afternoon of Sunday 12 May. As last year, we will be walking in beautiful Farnham Park – just along from the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity in West Street in the centre of Georgian Farnham. And once again, we’re absolutely thrilled to be part of the Farnham Walking Festival.

Teddy Arkell was all set to eat every crumb of cake last year and this year we are determined not to let him, so he will be on his best behaviour and there should be plenty of tea and cake for you all after the walk, back at the Centre.

Join in wherever you are!

If you can’t attend on the day, why not do a ‘virtual’ walk for us (and virtual cake munching) and tag us as you share your photos on social media?

It’s a fun family day out, with dogs very welcome, but of course, the most important bit is that it is all to raise money to help the charity support adults and children with dyslexia and to raise awareness of dyslexia and the work we do here at Helen Arkell so we would love your support.

You can find out more and register here. See you there!

Meet our London Marathon runners 2024

Support our amazing London Marathon 2024 runners

These dedicated individuals are pushing themselves to the limit training in preparation for the event on 21 April.

And if that wasn’t enough, they’re running to raise funds for the people we support at Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity.

Click on their stories below to find out what led them to commit to running for Helen Arkell and how you can support them.

Darren is running the marathon
Jack is running the London Marathon
Naomi is running the London Marathon
Douglas is running the London Marathon
By |2024-04-10T15:38:49+01:00March 25th, 2024|Fundraising news|0 Comments

Book our annual Golf Day now!

Join us at Worplesdon Golf Club for our annual golf day – a morning of golf followed by a delicious buffet lunch and raffle.

This is a wonderful opportunity to play this stunning course while raising money for those in need of dyslexia support. Worplesdon is one of the classic Surrey heathland courses, laid out in 1908 by J F Abercromby. Why not get a team together for a fun day out?

Please register here.

We look forward to seeing you at Worplesdon Golf Club on May 9th!

Buy personalised cards and support the charity!

Purchase a card for the icons in your life this Mother’s Day and help support Ryman’s mission to empower positive mindsets for those with Dyslexia. When you purchase a personalised card through the Ryman app you are helping to donate a minimum of £100,000 to the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity and the British Dyslexia Association over the next three years.

Download the new ‘Ryman’ app, search thousands of artists’ designs, and personalise your card. Order and collect in-store in 60 minutes from over 190 Ryman locations across the UK.

By |2024-02-29T11:28:55+00:00February 29th, 2024|Fundraising news, Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

Donate your Occasion to Helen Arkell

The demand for our dyslexia services is at an all-time high. If you wish to support individuals with dyslexia, you can donate your special occasion to Helen Arkell.

You can easily raise funds by creating a Facebook Fundraiser or setting up a JustGiving Page. Instead of receiving gifts, kindly ask your friends and family to donate online.

The funds raised will enable us to provide support to more individuals with dyslexia, helping them unlock their potential and achieve success.

You can also send e-cards for birthdays, Mother’s Day, anniversaries and retirements etc from and make a donation to us with the money you save on buying cards and on postage.

Thank you so much for your support, it means a lot.

By |2024-01-23T01:18:00+00:00January 3rd, 2024|Fundraising news|0 Comments

New Year, New Challenge?

Are you looking ahead and wondering what kind of adventures 2024 will bring? Can we suggest a few for you so that you not only have an amazing time, but raise some vital funds to help us give life-changing support to children and adults with dyslexia?

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Sunday 13 October
The half marathon around London’s Royal Parks is one of the most iconic and beautiful, especially as it is in autumn and the trees are lovely. How else can we sell this to you? We would absolutely love you to run with our team and raise money to help us support children and adults with dyslexia.

Find out more and register here.

Discover Adventure Challenges

Choose an adventure to suit you!

We have partnered with specialists Discover Adventure to offer you a huge choice of trekking and cycling challenges in the UK and across the world that take place throughout the year. If you have a passion for travel, this is an amazing way to see some fantastic places. These include:

Northern Lights Winter Trek in Iceland

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Sea to Summit – includes cycling, hiking and kayaking

Cornish Coastal Challenge

Tour du Mont Blanc

Vienna to Prague Cycle

And there are other challenges further afield!

Find out more here.


By |2024-01-04T14:04:51+00:00January 1st, 2024|Fundraising news, Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

Our Christmas Appeal

Writing to us at Helen Arkell, Lillian’s mum said,

‘I just wanted to share my proud moment with you. Lillian’s diagnosis has brought her a great deal of comfort in why she struggles and has allowed her to identify areas that there are easy solutions too. She has embraced lots of coping mechanisms and is a much happier little girl – thank you.’

Read Lillian’s story here

Lilian holding a book about dyslexia


At Helen Arkell, our mission is to create a world where individuals with dyslexia can achieve their full potential. We offer tailored and expert support to remove any barriers to education, employment, and daily life.

This Christmas we are requesting donations to kindly help us continue giving the gift of learning. Your donation, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated.

Together, we can support more people.

Give the gift of learning

Thank you for your support.

Children colouring Christmas pictures
By |2023-12-06T10:23:26+00:00December 5th, 2023|Fundraising news, Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

Shop and donate during Black Friday and Christmas

We are coming to the time of year when we put our hands in our pockets to make life that little bit lovelier for the people we care about. And who can resist a bargain? If you are shopping for Black Friday, could you send a bit of love our way and sign up to the various schemes that mean we get donations while you shop – at no cost to yourself? These include:

Want to help us raise even more for FREE? Well, now you can just by shopping via Give as you Live Online!

When you shop at over 6,000 top stores including John Lewis & Partners, Expedia and Marks & Spencer via Give as you Live Online, they’ll turn a percentage of your spend into free funds for us!

Simply sign up, search for the retailer and start shopping. It’s that simple!

Get started today! Sign up via Give as you Live

Easyfundraising logo

Whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity with easyfundraising.

There are over 7,000 brands on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

1. Go to and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, the brand will make a donation to Helen Arkell at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be really grateful for your donations.

eBay for charity

Support Helen Arkell every time you sell on eBay. Simply pick us as your charity and the donation percentage (10-100%). eBay waives the same percent in fees. When the item sells, the donation is automatically sent to Helen Arkell and you get a donation receipt.

When you pay through eBay Checkout for an item, you also have the option to add a small donation to Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity. You can ask PayPal Giving Fund to claim Gift Aid on your donation, boosting its value at no cost to you.

For more information about how it works, click here.

Thank you for your support and happy shopping!

By |2023-11-24T14:32:30+00:00November 20th, 2023|Fundraising news, Latest news|0 Comments


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