Redwings’ Katie Fulcher receives outstanding achievement award

Redwings' Katie Fulcher sat at her office desk.

Redwings’ Legacy Manager, Katie Fulcher, has been awarded a Smee & Ford Legacy Giving Award, recognising and celebrating outstanding achievement and skill in the sector.

Katie, who celebrated 10 years at Redwings last year, was announced as the winner of the Legacy Administrator of the Year Award at a private ceremony at Hilton Bankside, London on the 18th April 2024 after being nominated by her colleagues at the biggest horse welfare charity in the UK.

Katie said: “I’m so honoured to have been given this award. It is a wonderful, independent validation not only of my work but the work being done here at Redwings. It is an incredible way to mark my 10 years with the charity, in what is also our 40th anniversary year.”

Katies is responsible for managing all gifts in Wills to Redwings, which makes up over two-thirds of its income and plays a crucial part in caring for the hundreds of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules the charity is responsible for.


Redwings CEO Lynn Cutress said: “I am absolutely over the moon that Katie has been recognised in this way, I couldn’t think of a better recipient of this prestigious award. 

“Katie is a trained solicitor with previous experience in the charity sector, and she brings her vast knowledge and skills to her role every day.

“She takes her role incredibly seriously, understanding not just its importance for the charity, but also the poignant role she plays in helping people fulfil their final wishes – something which is always appreciated by the families of those who have sadly passed.

“As Legacy Manager, her role goes beyond administration. From initial enquiries from supporters, to handling notifications and legacy completions, as well as managing contested Wills (sometimes on behalf of other charities), Katie looks after the process from start to finish.

“She never shies away from putting in the extra hours to ensure she always meets best practice and, ultimately, to ensure that the final wishes of those who kindly leave gifts in Wills are fulfilled.”

The award entries were reviewed and assessed by a judging panel that includes some of the biggest names from across the charitable legacy community. Katie has been selected, amidst tough competition from a pool of brilliant applications, based on matching the criteria for Ambition, Excellence, Outcome and attributing scores against a transparent system aimed at recognising and rewarding inspirational legacy teams and individuals.

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