New Welfare Officer

December 1, 2015

Annie Paterson, Welfare Officer

Annie Paterson, Welfare Officer

I’m Annie Paterson, the Welfare Officer at the PRS Memebers Fund since July. To those of you I have met so far, a big ‘thank you’ for making me so welcome, and the same to my colleagues and members of the Committee.

I have come into the Fund with over two decades of welfare experience as both volunteer and staff, largely within the military sector, and remain a volunteer case worker for, among others, the Royal British Legion – so have effectively swapped the military for music!

I was a Dental Hygienist for 30 years (which helps with looking at grants for any private or cosmetic dentistry). I left in 2005 to work in the Charity Sector.

I have extensive experience in benefits and specific areas of health and social care and will enjoy bringing this knowledge to the Fund.

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