Ed Wethered

Ed began his career at Merrill Lynch, where he was a member of the hedge fund group. In 2008, Ed moved to Zambia where he worked for a venture capital company, starting, investing in and running a wide range of businesses. Aged 26, Ed returned to London to co-found a hedge fund as its COO.

Ed was awarded the Extra Mile award by eFinancial News in 2016 and was nominated for the Beacon Award in Innovation 2017.

Hobbies: Playing Bingo, getting lost on mountains, parties on or near water 

Tenuous claim to fame: Ed ran 27 marathons in 26 days, one more that Eddie Izzard.

Favourite factoid: The man who did the voice of Mickey Mouse was married to the lady who did the voice of Mini Mouse.

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Slaney Wright

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Slaney joins RYH as a Director with a wealth of experience in the charity sector. She started her career in South America, running a volunteer project in children’s home in Bolivia. She then worked for the national youth charity, Fairbridge, where she took on various roles; moving from the "front line" (programme delivery) as a Centre Manager to the "dark side" (fundraising!) as Head of Philanthropy Development.

In 2007, Slaney co-founded the criminal justice charity, Switchback (www.switchback.org.uk) - which has a strong track record of delivering meaningful, real impact for young adult offenders.

Hobbies: Sitting around campfires, geeking out on podcasts, escaping to the mountains and running in parks

Tenuous claim to fame: Slaney has never met anyone else called Slaney – she’s named after a river in Ireland that ran past her mum’s house

Favourite factoid: The collective noun for flamingos is a flamboyance.

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Tom Le Fanu

Tom heads up all things digital at Raise Your Hands. He’s worked for over ten years in digital communications and fundraising. Starting off agency side, Tom worked on a range of clients including Barclaycard and the COI government communications. He then moved into the charity sector, working in-house for WaterAid, Parkinson’s UK and Diabetes UK. His work has covered everything from writing digital strategies to tweets.

Hobbies: Climbing and falling off rocks, writing stories

Tenuous claim to fame: Once served gravy to Prince Philip, no spillage

Favourite factoid: The sport with the highest death rate after BASE jumping is bowls

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