Co-Founder - Trustee
Originally from Manchester, Kat has worked in Administration and Retail all her life.She
worked as Supervisor at Tesco and has experience in Retail, Customer Service and Admin.
Kat has also raised funds for charities such as Children In Need, Blue Peter Appeals and RNLI.
In March 2013, Kat organised the 57 Mile Walk, after realising the need within the military community, she decided the walk should be in aid of a Military based charity where she knew support was in demand. On the day 32 participants started the walk with only 4 completing the full 57 miles. The event overall was a huge success and it raised a little over £7,400.
The 57 mile walk soon became an annual event with many participants returning and new ones joining however not content with simply fundraising Kat along with her partner Carl decided they wanted to do more... and so Outpost Charity was founded.
Kat's nature is to want to help others but it was also down to her own experience of living with a soldier that inspired her to start the charity. She heard many stories and saw the physical and psychological impact life in the military had on those she knew. Knowing that (locally more specifically) had very little in the way of support, she could contribute to the help of our heroes through means that were not available or have limited availability.
Since incorporation of the charity, Kat has been a trustee helping to guide and govern the charity to be the best it can be for our Armed Forces Community.
Qualifications & Training:
Business Administration NVQ Level 2 & 3 (CITY & GUILDS),
Retail SVQ Level 2 (CITY & GUILDS) ,
Basic First Aid (WALLACE CAMERON),
Certified K9 First Aider (PDSA)
Diploma in Food Safety (ALISON CERTIFIED ELEARNING)
Alcohol & its effect on Health (ALISON CERTIFIED ELEARNING)
Basic Disclosure (DISCLOSURE SCOTLAND)
Kat says "to be able to provide support to our Armed Forces Community is a great privilege and honour, just knowing that however much the support provided is, it is making a real difference to someones life"