Meet our newest team member - Leann Tibbey

When we were considering employing a new team member at Pink Finss we always knew who would be perfect for the role.  Our beautiful friend Leann.  Besides being incredibly skilled in fundraising, grants and events with previous roles at PCYC NSW as Club Manager and Community Fundraising & Events Manager, Leann has a passion and drive that is contagious.  Sometimes its less about finding the person with the right skills and more about finding the person who is the right fit for the role.  Leann is the perfect fit for Pink Finss in more ways than one, but none more so than because she is a part of the Pink Finss family.  

What excites you most about your role at the Pink Finss? – The events industry has taken a huge hit again with the recurrence of COVID restrictions.  I am excited to take on the role of sourcing grants and working on projects that allow the funding and work of the Pink Finss to continue.  It’s a challenge but there is nothing I love more than a challenge.  I am also super excited to be a part of the team.  After attending all of the Pink Finss events over the years, and volunteering at most of them, I just love and admire the girls and what they have created and I love that I am now a part of it.

Tell us about your relationship with Pink Finss – My relationship with Pink Finss began in 2016 when my sister and best friend Amanda was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Amanda was 35 at the time and was a devoted and loving wife and mother to 2 small boys.  After an extremely brave and hard fought battle Amanda passed away just 4 days after she witnessed me give birth to my twin boys, who are now 3 years old.  There was no way she was going to miss that milestone moment of mine and that is what made her the best sister and aunty. 

The Pink Finss was an amazing support not just to Amanda and her family, but also to me and my family.  I was a new mum to twin boys and also had a 6 year old son, grieving the death of my best friend and sister and still to this day I get great comfort and support from the Pink Finss.

I have seen the impact first hand that the Pink Finss has on ladies who are diagnosed with cancer and I know how it feels to watch someone you love fight this disease.  I would like to think that this first hand experience I have allows me to show compassion and understanding but I also know what practical things are going to help these families at the time.

This is my dream job, and I know that my sister Amanda would be proud of me for joining the Pink Finss, and for making a difference to the lives of others.  
 

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