Annabelle Elletson

Account Manager - Fundraising

Annabelle has a rich experience in fundraising, community and organisational development, research, project management, and governance. She joined the team in May 2021.

As a freelancer, she developed fundraising strategies through trusts and foundations, the HLF, statutory, revenue, and capital projects working with clients including the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon, Music Theatre Wales, Herefordshire County Council Museums Service, and the Canwood Gallery.

Annabelle worked for Amgueddfa Cymru (National Museum Wales) across the museum’s portfolio of seven museums. She led on an interim basis on trusts and foundations and advised on the introduction of the Fundraising Regulator.

Other roles include fundraising from the HLF for the capital renewal of St Peter’s Church, both a place of worship and community resource, in Llanbedr.  Annabelle led the development and successful delivery of the project to time and under budget.  With an interest in the arts and its positive impact on community cohesion, Annabelle established the charity art360 in Hereford overseeing governance, charity registration and compliance, fundraising, project development, and delivery.

Memberships

Former lay member of the Governing Body of the Church of Wales.

Former chair of a Riding for Disabled group.

Former trustee of The Kandalaksha Relief Fund.

Education

BA Fine Art with Cultural Studies (Hons), Hereford College of Art.

Out of Office

Annabelle lives in the Brecon Beacons National Park and enjoys long walks in the Black Mountains.  She loves gardening and keeps bees.  Although she doesn’t have much time as an artist these days, she enjoys drawing and making a mess with paint alongside her tiny granddaughter.   Annabelle is an ordained priest in the Church of Wales.