Meet the team

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Donate today to support your local Nottingham hospitals

We are here to support your hospitals

We are your dedicated Nottingham Hospitals Charity team, working hard to make sure the money you donate gets right to the heart of your local hospitals.

Our team is here to support you with your fundraising, plus we organise appeals, campaigns and events which help to support what the hospitals need each year. We also work really closely with our colleagues within the hospitals themselves, to meet the staff, teams and 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.

Visit us at our Nottingham City Hospital office at 2 Embley Road, which is off North Road, Nottingham, NG5 1RE. Alternatively, you can reach us by email, phone or on social media.

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Barbara Cathcart

Barbara Cathcart

Chief Executive

Barbara oversaw the creation of the Charity in 2006 when Nottingham City Hospital and Queen’s Medical Centre merged. Barbara implements the Charity’s strategy and has oversight of fundraising, finance, grant-making and governance. In her spare time, she spends a lot of time in mountains, running, on paddleboards, finding cold water and being with family in far-flung places.

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Trustee Julie Brailsford

Julie Brailsford

Head of Finance

Julie is a qualified accountant and has worked at the Charity since 2008, following a 20 year career in NHS Finance. She 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 and young grand-daughter.

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Trustee Nigel Gregory

Nigel Gregory

Deputy Chief Executive & 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.

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Marjorie Fifoot

Marjorie Fifoot

PA to Chief Executive

Marjorie joined the charity in 2010 as PA to the Charity Chief Executive. Outside of work, Marjorie enjoys spending time with her family, walking, baking and playing the saxophone.

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Louise Knight

Louise Knight

Head of Fundraising

Louise joined the Charity in September 2018 after spending 9 years as Fundraising Manager for a national charity. Prior to this, Louise spent 13 years working in the private sector working for Vitabiotics, Alessi UK, Whatman International and Neal’s yard Remedies in Sales and Marketing Management roles. Louise has experience in managing existing supporter relationships and identifying new opportunities for support and income from individuals, groups, event participants and local corporates. Louise lives in Nottingham with her husband and two young children.

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Joanne Burr

Corporate Fundraising Manager

Jo joined the team in November 2021 after spending eight years at a national charity where she managed a team of fundraisers looking after corporate relationships, in memory donors and individual supporters. Jo has a background in charity work, frontline local government work and university-based research. Jo’s role is to support our corporate partners and to engage companies and their employees with our work. She lives in Nottingham with her husband and two children and enjoys running, hiking and travelling.

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Rebecca Taylor

Individual Giving Manager

Rebecca has community fundraising experience in both international and local charities Rebecca’s role involves connecting with donors and working closely with them to maximise their potential. Rebecca will support the Community Fundraising Team with Events and support NUH staff fundraisers. In her spare time Rebecca can be found doing yoga, spending time in the mountains and exploring the UK.

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Lucy Dalgress

Lucy Dalgress

Community Fundraising Manager (currently on maternity leave)

Lucy joined the Charity in February 2020 having worked in Community Fundraising for both local and National Charities since 2012. Lucy’s role involves supporting the Community Fundraising Team with Events and working with our donors, as well as supporting NUH Staff fundraisers. In her spare time Lucy can be found spending time with her husband, three cats and their growing family.

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Jules

Jules Doherty

Community Fundraiser

Jules joined the Charity in September 2021. Following over 18 years as a Research Scientist for large pharma AstraZeneca Jules then moved to the charity sector working as a Regional Fundraiser for the Stroke Association. Jules’s role focuses on supporting our individual and community group donors with their fundraising and assisting and organising events. Outside of work she enjoys running, going on holiday, eating out and spending quality time with her family and friends.

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Charity Stow

Community Fundraiser

Charity joined the charity in October 2021 as a Community Fundraiser and her main role is to liaise with donors and assist with Fundraising Events. Outside of the office Charity enjoys making music and exploring the local countryside!

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Claire Reynolds

Claire Reynolds

Head of Marketing & Communications (currently on maternity leave)

Claire has a background in PR and digital agencies, having worked with big national and regional brands like the RSPCA, emh group and Blue Light Card. She is a previous winner of the CIPR Young Communicator of the Year Award, and her priority is building the Charity’s profile, both with donors, the local community and online.

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Zak Brown

Fundraising Assistant

Zak started his fundraising journey in university, and then went on to work as a Community Fundraiser for Headway. Joining in November 2021, his role is primarily to support Individual Giving, though he will supporting many projects across the department. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, hiking, going to gigs and cèilidh dances.

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Samantha Gathercole

Sam Gathercole

Communications and Media Manager

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.

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Anne-Marie Lees

Digital Marketing Executive

Anne-Marie has a background in digital marketing, with experience working for various different organisations including Derbyshire-based children’s charity Chicks. In her spare time Anne-Marie likes to travel around the UK and Europe, exploring hidden gems with her camera.

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Jayne Quantrill

Jayne Quantrill

Grants Manager

Jayne leads the Charity grant making process; establishing relationships with Hospital staff at all levels, providing advice and guidance to grant applicants and overseeing grant evaluations and follow up. She works closely with the communications team to ensure promotion of grant-making activity and with the Charity’s Fundraising Team to capture the impact of the Charity grant making program. She brings 5 years’ experience from a national grant making organisation and 3 years of partnership working with NHS England, Public Health England and the Care Quality Commission to the role.

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Amanda Tindale

Amanda Tindale

Income Manager

Amanda has been with the Charity since 2012, and oversees donations, legacies and gift aid. In her spare time she enjoys trying to train her rescue dog, and spending as much time outside as possible, be it gardening, camping or helping out at her local nature reserve.

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Richard Berrington

Richard Berrington

Finance 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!

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Sue Hill

Sue Hill

Charity Assistant

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.

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Karen Morley

Karen Morley

Assistant Accountant

Karen joined the Charity’s finance team in October 2017. Her role involves providing accounting support to the Finance Director in all aspects of financial management of the Charity. Karen previously worked in a finance role in Secondary Education and in her spare time has fundraised for a number of Charities, including our own.

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Kate Morris

Kate Morris

Charity Assistant

Kate spent three years working for an energy company before joining the charity in March 2021. She has a background in customer relations and account management. Kate’s role primarily focuses around the receiving and processing of all donations received to the charity both from online and offline sources. Kate’s favourite part of her job is hearing from our amazing fundraisers and donors and thanking them for their incredible efforts. In her spare time Kate can be found reading lots of books and listening to KPOP!

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