Fiona Oliver joined the Foundation in August 2018 after having worked for a single-issue charity for the previous ten years.
She writes: "I was amazed to find the breadth of work the foundation supported. For every issue that I could think of, there was a potential solution being delivered by the local voluntary sector. It was a bit like opening a treasure chest. Each day is different! I love finding out more about the broad variety of community projects that are helping local people. I also love talking and having a job that enables me to share the good news with people who want to make a positive difference in the lives of others is an absolute privilege. Wiltshire is where I was born and brought up and where the majority of my family live. Some days I drive the full length of the county for various meetings and I am unfailingly blown away by how beautiful it is; but I know that for many local people, life is hard. To play a leadership role with the Community Foundation is a great honour and one which I am totally committed to."
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