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Meet The Team

We are here to support you with your fundraising, making sure the money you donate gets right to the heart of your local hospitals.

Our Nottingham Hospitals Charity team organises appeals, campaigns and events which help to support what the hospitals need each year. We also work with you to meet the staff, the teams and the departments where your money is being put to use.

We’re on hand if you need any advice on making a donation, leaving a legacy or holding your own fundraising event. So please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re based in the Sherwood Building, which is at the Nottingham City Hospital site, Hucknall Road, Nottingham, NG5 1PB.

Barbara Cathcart

Charity Chief Executive

Barbara has been at the Charity since it formed in October 2006. She sets the strategy and oversees the fundraising and fund expenditure of the Charity. In her spare time she enjoys running, walking, traveling and being with her family.

 

Nigel Gregory

Director of Development

Nigel joins the Charity, bringing with him 17 years of experience in fundraising, several of these years spent working with Outward Bound West and the American Alpine Club helping them to develop their fundraising and communications strategy. As Director of Development, Nigel is responsible for overseeing all fundraising activity as well as developing and implementing an ambitious fundraising strategy to ensure that the Charity meets its potential and can build on its fundraising success.

Julie Brailsford

Deputy Chief Executive & Head of Finance

Julie has worked at the Charity since 2008 and oversees our finance and governance arrangements to ensure that all our income and expenditure is properly accounted for. Her hobbies are reading, gardening and spending time with her family, including her two daughters.

Marjorie Fifoot

PA to Chief Executive

Nick Lawford

Fundraising Manager

Nick joined the Charity in January 2015. His role involves building relationships with companies who support charitable projects at the hospitals through employee fundraising, corporate donations, sponsorship and volunteering.  Nick enjoys music, cycling and cooking.

Susan Littlemore

Marketing Communications Manager

Susan has a background of marketing, communications and fundraising with a wide range of charities including Shelter and Action for Children.

Samantha Gathercole

Marketing and Communications Officer

Sam has been at the Charity since 2009. She takes care of media work and the Charity’s newsletter and other publications. Away from work, Sam enjoys a busy life looking after her two young children.

Naomi Walters

Senior Community Fundraiser

Naomi has worked at the Charity since July 2014 and supports community groups and members of NUH staff who want to raise money for the hospitals. She’s a member of two dance teams and enjoys reading, playing the piano, trying to learn to play the melodeon, and experimenting with new classes at the gym.

Sian Griffith

Charity Fundraiser

Siân Griffith has recently graduated from The University of Sheffield with an English degree. She has just moved to Nottingham to start working here in the charities office.

Siân’s role includes networking with local communities and supporting people in their fundraising endeavours!
In her spare time, she enjoys playing piano and working her way through Penguin Classics.

Siân could talk for days about the things she is passionate about, and top of this list is helping people, so working for this charity seems to be the perfect fit!

Ellis Keay

Fundraising Officer

Ellis joined the team in November 2016 and takes care of individual giving at the Charity, overseeing direct mail campaigns, regular gifts and in memory fundraising. She also deals with gifts that supporters choose to leave to the charity in their Wills.

When she isn’t at work, Ellis enjoys singing, cooking and spending time with her friends, family – and her cat! She loves to travel and is always busy planning her next adventure.

Alison Hayward

Charity Fundraiser

Alison started working for the Charity in September 2014 as a Charity Assistant in the Finance Team. In November 2016 Alison moved to the Fundraising Team, where her role involves supporting fundraisers in the community. Outside of work Alison enjoys running, singing, baking and spending time with family and friends.

Marianne Burchell

Corporate Partnerships Officer

Marianne’s role involves building relationships with companies who support charitable projects at Nottingham’s hospitals. Out of work Marianne is kept busy spending time with her large family, when she does have time to herself she loves working her way through the latest television box set.

Amanda Tindale

Senior Charity Administrator

Amanda has worked for the Charity since 2012. In her spare time she loves being outside, be it camping, hiking or gardening. She also loves music, and enjoys playing the piano and learning the ukulele. Her role involves overseeing the Charity’s database of donors, ensuring the accurate receipt and recording of all donations. She is also our legacy officer and deals with gifts that our supporters choose to leave to the hospitals in their Wills.

Sue Hill

Charity Assistant - Finance

She has worked at the Charity for ten years and processes the payments made by the Charity. She has been married 42 years and enjoys socialising with family and friends, reading, knitting and going on holiday.

Richard Berrington

Senior Funds Administrator

Richard has been at the Charity since 1999. His main role is to the oversee the grant approval process and administer funding to projects at the hospitals. In his spare time he likes to follow cricket, listen to music, go to the cinema, eat out and read. He has recently started cycling to work having not been on a bike for 30 years!

Jasmine Buchanan

Charity Assistant

Jasmine started at the Charity in August 2014 as a finance apprentice. Since then she has successfully completed her apprenticeship and started her level 3 qualification. Her role at the Charity involves receipting and recording all the donations that we receive and logging out our collection tins and buckets. Out of work she is always busy – if she isn’t dancing then she’s playing skittles!

Lucy Fisher

Charity Assistant

Lucy joined the charity in September 2016 and her role involves thanking for all the donations that we receive and running the staff lottery. Lucy’s role also included initiating our volunteering program. She enjoys volunteering her time to good causes and traveling; the highlight of which has been supporting the inclusive education of children in New Delhi, India. Lucy is also a keen musician and in her spare time she plays the clarinet in Nottingham Concert Band.

Neve Cairns

Charity Apprentice

Neve is the newest member to join our ever growing Charity as an apprentice. Neve will move between the different aspects of the Charity whilst also completing her Level 2 in Business and Administration. In her spare time Neve enjoys spending time with her family and friends and baking which she has had a love for since a young age.

Carly Williams

Zephyr’s Project Manager

Carly co-ordinates the Zephyr’s centre and the services it offers bereaved parents who have lost a pregnancy, baby or child. As a founder of Zephyr’s, along with her partner Martin Sommerville, Carly is a strong advocate of developing the support available for bereaved families.

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