Leesa Harwood

The RNLI’s ‘Jail and Bail’ fundraising event

by Leesa Harwood

Imagine being able to send your boss to ‘jail’ for a good cause - how much fun that could be (sorry boss!). As Leesa Harwood of the RNLI showed at IWITOT 2018, it’s a great way to have fun and make money for a good cause.

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About the author

Leesa began her career in the charity sector in the USA with the March of Dimes and then the American Cancer Society.  Returning to the UK at Business in the Community she brokered relationships between the corporate and community sectors.  Following a period as Head of Community Fundraising at Save the Children and then Head of Fundraising at the Dartington Hall Trust she joined the RNLI in 2009 as Head of Engagement.  Now, as Director of Lifesaving and Fundraising she leads the lifeboat, lifeguard, drowning prevention, education and flood rescue teams across the UK and Ireland as well as accountability for all fundraising activity.

Leesa lives in Dorset with her husband and their rescue dog from Kabul, Afghanistan, Moosh.  She is a keen but slow runner aiming to complete her third and fourth half marathons in 2018.