With a long history of work in the Not for Profit Sector, including previous work for the Movember foundation, a children’s education charity based in India, The Royal National Institute of Blind People and Help for Heroes supporting veterans and their families - Eddie Taylor is a man on a mission to make the world a better place. Bringing his expertise in fundraising, development, leadership and engagement Eddie now heads up the Development team at Alive and Kicking, the world’s only Not for Profit ball manufacturer.
Alive and Kicking’s vision is of an Africa where every child can play with a real ball, where thousands of jobs are sustained in the production and distribution of balls, and where sport significantly contributes to the health and quality of life of young people. Eddie’s passion for Alive and Kicking has contributed towards 1074 job created, almost 100,000 balls made and over £5 million contributed to the local economy in Ghana, Kenya and Zambia. For his enthusiasm and efforts he was awarded UK’s Fundraiser of the year award.