"Hello, my name is Tracy and I am Head of Marketing, Fundraising and PR. 

It’s been my pleasure to be part of the Strode Park Team for the past 24 years.

I joined the Foundation in July 1994 as PA to the Chief Executive, moving on to become Marketing & Publicity Officer and then, following a year of studying to become a professional Fundraiser in 2001, I was promoted to my current position.

Prior to Strode Park, I worked 10 years with a graphic design company, which gave me extensive experience in design and advertising.

Fundraising for an independent local charity is very rewarding because you are able to see at first hand the positive impact it has on people’s lives. I’ve worked on numerous projects over the years, including raising funds for a 15 bedded neuro-rehabilitation wing, a new hydrotherapy pool, RISE therapy suite, sensory chalet and various garden projects, to name a few. I don’t think there has been a day when I’ve clock watched at Strode Park.

Live music is one of my passions and in my spare time I volunteer at Strode Park’s purpose-built open-air theatre ‘Theatre in the Park'. I’ve been working alongside a great team of volunteers for approximately 14 years, helping to organise a programme of events throughout the summer months to raise funds for the charity, but also to provide a fully accessible venue where people of all abilities can explore the arts together."

Tracy Lovatt