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Kent Institute of Directors' manager, Debbie Cameron, moves to Fields of Life African charity

A Sittingbourne businesswoman has landed her dream job – working for a charity she has raised thousands of pounds for.

Debbie Cameron has been appointed head of development and Fundraising GB at Fields of Life (FoL), which helps people living in poor areas of East Africa.

As an active supporter of the Christian charity, the 40-year-old, of Springfield Road, Sittingbourne, raised £5,300 last year by scaling the 14,000ft Mount Elgon on the Uganda-Kenya border.

Former IoD Kent boss Debbie Cameron with youngsters in Uganda
Former IoD Kent boss Debbie Cameron with youngsters in Uganda

She also took part in the four-day Maidstone-to-Monaco Banger Rally. Money she raised will be used to create water wells for communities and building schools in Uganda.

Speaking of her appointment, Debbie said: “I’m overwhelmed by this incredible opportunity to develop Fields of Life in Great Britain.

“I’ve been a supporter of the charity over the past 15 months, and have been privileged to work alongside a wonderful team of staff and volunteers.”

For the past eight years, Debbie’s been manager of the Kent branch of the Institute of Directors based at Kent Science Park (KSP).

Friday was her last day in the job, but she won’t have far to travel to take up her new post. Having been tasked to set up FoL’s first UK fundraising operation, Debbie will continue to work out of KSP.

She said: “The work of Fields of Life transforms the living conditions of thousands of people across East Africa. Now I’m delighted to include my life in this exciting transformation.”

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