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We are a group of volunteers who are passionate about the charity sector. Through our podcasts, we are joined by leading lights in the sector to offer learning tools to charity workers, spark commentary and allow contribution by all.

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Samuel Davies

Producer and Chair

Samuel has a track record of successful fundraising, management and leadership and has developed expertise in fundraising, marketing and volunteering in the charity sector, since 2006. Samuel has worked primarily in fundraising roles and is currently Head of Fundraising & PR at Lifelites. He has volunteered for Samaritans and Crisis and provides pro bono training and advice to small charities working in and around Buckinghamshire.

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Rachael Conroy

Producer and Trustee - Comms

Rachael started working in the charity sector in 2011 and has primarily worked in fundraising across corporate, community and events. With experience at both national and local charities, she currently works at Movember in their corporate team focusing on commercial brand partnerships. Having been a guest on Charity Chat in the past, she is excited to join the team as a producer.


Emma Rylance


Emma has been working at legacy fundraising company Bequeathed since 2018. She works closely with partner charities, helping them to develop strategies and use the insight from reporting to make a positive impact on their legacy fundraising. 

Previously Emma spent many years in legacy fundraising, working at Cancer Research UK, Mencap, the Salvation Army and most recently heading up the legacy team at the British Red Cross. 

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Bharpur Singh Gill


Bharpur began his career by volunteering in the charity sector with a few different organisations before working in Humanitarian Aid/Disaster Relief. He has worked in a few different countries such as Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, Nepal, Thailand and Philippines on a range of projects ranging from WASH, emergency aid, livelihood projects, among other things. He has just finished an internship with United Nations Resident Office in Kuwait, working on Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, as well as simultaneously finishing his postgraduate degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton.


Danielle Goonetilleke


Danielle currently works for an infrastructure charity, supporting community development. She has previously worked for a community interest company supporting prisoners families as well as in the family centre at a prison. She joins Charity Chat as a trustee, following over a decade of building volunteering experience in various roles.


Kevin Stevens

Audio editor

Kevin is an experienced freelance Insight and Research Manager with a decade of experience working in the media and entertainment industry. He has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world including Google, Apple, Samsung, BT, Unilever, SEAT, Virgin Media and Tesco. He volunteered at the Winton School chess club.

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Maria Nolan

Audio editor

Maria is an audio producer who loves creating quality, listenable stuff for all ages. Having freelanced for several years she has also volunteered for several different organisations including AIDS charities and those concentrating on disadvantaged children. She's looking forward to supporting Charity Chat on their audio!


Join the team


Charity Chat Podcast is a volunteer organisation. We are looking for a dynamic and energetic individual to join our team! If you are interested in meeting other passionate members of the sector, keen to learn from experts and industry leaders or want to share your fundraising skills and secure us further sponsors, then please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

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