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Giles Pegram CBE has been involved in fundraising since he was at school, where he set up an Oxfam group and in 1969 organised ‘  Oxfam Walk ’69 ‘, the biggest-ever sponsored walk.  At Sussex University, he helped to set up "Outset", a new charity for single, homeless people and, on leaving university with a degree in Logic, joined Help the Aged, starting a special department to raise funds in secondary schools.

 

Giles Pegram joined the NSPCC as Appeals Director and subsequently set up the highly successful 1984 Centenary Appeal.  This appeal raised £15 million, a record at the time in the UK.  Additionally, Giles has grown the NSPCC’s income from donors and supporters  from £3 million to £145 million, whilst the ground-breaking FULL STOP Appeal raised £250,000,000 to kick-start the Society's campaign to end cruelty to children.   Giles has continued as Appeals Director until 2010.

 

Giles Pegram was nominated UK Professional Fundraiser of the Year 1994 and received the Institute of Fundraising/Professional Fundraising Awards "Lifetime Achievement in Fundraising" award in 2002. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising.

 

His interests include food, Burgundy and music.

 

 He was appointed a CBE in 2011.