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About Us

We match-make companies willing to donate prizes to charities hosting fundraising events. We provide both donor and charity with a range of benefits tailored to suit their needs - and all at no cost.

Our Story

Our story began in 2016 when Jeremy, our founder, attended a black tie charity ball in London. He was the successful bidder of a holiday used in the live auction, and felt rather happy to have supported the charity whilst having a lovely holiday to look forward to! A few weeks later however, he discovered that the charity only received 40% of his winning bid.

The holiday had been supplied by a private auction company – and once they had paid the supplier back and taken their commission the charity only skimmed what was left.

From that day forward he vowed to find a way to make it easier for charities to source (and businesses to donate) the prizes they so badly need for their fundraising events. Charity Escapes came to life that evening on a napkin, and the rest as they say, is history!

The Idea

Businesses can make their charitable giving more effective whilst enjoying additional sales & marketing benefits

Charities can use prizes at their event that truly benefit them & raise much needed funds

It’s a win-win for both and there is always a happy winning bidder!

MEET THE TEAM

Jeremy Middleton CBE
Founder

Jeremy is our founder and ideas man! He has a wealth of entrepreneurial, investment and third sector experience. When he isn’t busy thinking of his next innovative philanthropic idea, you can find him biking around the North East, Skiing in France or with his nose in a book!

E-mail: jeremy@charityescapes.com

Carly Sells
Charity Manager

Carly oversees all aspects of Charity Escapes and specialises in building relationships with hoteliers, restaurateurs and other wonderfully generous businesses. An avid traveller, her next holiday is always on the horizon …she is forever chasing the sun!

E-mail: carly@charityescapes.com

Katie Johnston
Charity Account Executive

Katie is your go to for everything fundraising related. The ultimate match-maker, she makes sure every prize goes to the right event so the most amount of money can be raised. Katie can dance, play the guitar and take a pretty good photo (…there’s not a lot Katie can’t do!)

E-mail: katie@charityescapes.com

Morag Stead
Accounts

Morag makes sure all the numbers add up and that every prize winner books their break/experience with ease. When she isn’t crunching numbers, you will find her at the gym or with her husband and son walking in the countryside!


E-mail: morag@charityescapes.com

GET IN TOUCH

Contact us to learn more, whether you're a business or charity. We can help both sides.

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