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Olivia Attey (She/her) 

Digital Fundraising Officer

What do you do at Become?

I work with individuals and groups who fundraise or donate to support Become. Whether someone wants to run a marathon, climb a mountain, host a raffle or donate directly, I am there to support them and make sure they know just how appreciated they are. I also work with schools, universities and community groups to raise awareness of the issues that care-experienced children and young people can face, as well as to raise direct funds towards and awareness of our work here at Become.


Can you say a bit about your past experience and qualifications?

Since graduating with a Master’s in International Relations and Politics of the Middle East from the University of Leeds in 2019, I have volunteered and worked in various fundraising roles. Whilst volunteering in Greece, where I worked with teenagers and unaccompanied minors living in refugee camps, I became passionate about advocating for the rights of young people. I was then able to build upon this at the British Youth Council, where I worked with young people to campaign for improved mental health and youth support services, votes at 16 and an end to youth poverty. Now, at Become, I am able to combine my fundraising expertise with my determination to create a better and more equal environment for care-experienced children and young people.


What do you like about working at Become?

I love how much I learn from my colleagues every day. Their knowledge, passion for change and desire to support the care-experienced children and young people that we work with is inspiring.


What drives you?

The need to challenge inequality and injustice. I am also driven by seeing the incredible impact of Become’s work on young people and the wider care system, and recognising that myself and my team helped to make that change happen.


What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

I enjoy going to the cinema, reading, listening to and seeing live music, eating and cooking good (or reasonable) food, and spending valuable time with friends and loved ones.