Maddy graduated from the UpRising Leadership programme in 2018 and witnessed first-hand how UpRising's programmes help young people to harness their talents and to channel their passions into becoming effective and socially minded leaders. Maddy has acted as an alumni Trustee for the charity since early 2019.
Since graduating from the University of Manchester with a degree in English Literature in 2016, Maddy has worked in several varied fundraising roles across the charity sector. She currently works in major gifts on the Development Team at Southbank Centre, the UK's biggest arts centre, and is one of ten Arts Council England’s Fundraising Fellows. She also sits on the board of the charity Sexpression:UK.