We selected Marie (Two Green Magpies) initially for a piece of fundraising consultancy to refurbish the theatre and have been delighted by the results she has achieved. She quickly understood the brief and, just as importantly, identified the things that make the Acorn special to Penzance. Marie is diligent, creative, completely reliable and keeps us organised and focused – and does so with such engaging charm that she is a pleasure to work with, even against tight deadlines. Her work is of such a high standard that in our first year of working together, she achieved a success rate of one in three applications, far exceeding our expectations. The Board of Trustees have been so pleased with Marie’s work that we have now appointed her as our Fundraising Partner and agreed an annual contract which includes both capital to complete the ongoing refurbishment programme and revenue for staffing and creative projects. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership over the next few years.