Carole’s career originally began in banking, before she moved into her first marketing role in her 30’s working for a computer software company for nine years prior to joining Jarrolds.
Being involved in charity fundraising in all sorts of different ways, Carole had an idea that she would like to work for a charity. So, surprising many, in 2019 she left Jarrolds and joined Big C – Norfolk’s Cancer Charity, as Head of Fundraising and Communications.
Carole has two daughters, and lives in Hethersett with husband, John and their Norfolk Terrier, Monty. Outside of work, in her younger days, as well as being a youth leader with YMCA, Carole was a Queens Guide and was very active in the guiding movement. She is Chair of Hethersett Social Bowls Club and she also plays for Norfolk Bowling Club. She was Chair and is now a committee member of the Norwich Business Women’s Network.
Describe yourself in three words? Busy, reliable and caring.
What was your first job? Barclays Bank.
What frustrates you? People who don’t get things done (quickly enough for me!)
How do you spend your leisure time? Usually swimming or playing bowls – currently walking Monty our Norfolk Terrier.
What’s your favourite television programme? I don’t really have a favourite; I watch many things usually whilst knitting.
What’s your favourite food? Cromer crab.
What food do you hate? Blue cheese.
What is your biggest weakness? A coconut latte.
Where are you happiest? On the North Norfolk coast.
What was the first record you bought? Eloise by Barry Ryan.
At school, what were you good at? English, History and RE.
What one material thing could you not do without? An iron: I iron everything.
You’d go to a fancy-dress party as? Tigger.
What poster did you have on your bedroom wall as a child? I had purple wallpaper, but no posters!
How many attempts before you passed your driving test? I passed first time, as did my daughters.
To find out how you can support Big C visit: fundraise.big-c.co.uk