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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

Deputy Chief Executive & Finance Director

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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Lisa Halsall

PA to Chief Executive

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Joanne Burr

Community & 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

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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Kate Morris

Kate Morris

Individual Giving Assistant

Kate spent three years working for an energy company before joining the charity in March 2021. Kate’s role is to support the Individual Giving Manager by connecting with donors and promoting our individual giving appeals. 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, watching her beloved Nottingham Forest and listening to KPOP

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Jules

Jules Doherty

Community and Corporate 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 and Corporate 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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Grace Micallef

Grace Micallef

Fundraising Assistant

In Grace's previous job, she worked as a claims handler for a jewellery company before moving to Nottingham and joining the team. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and taking trips to London to watch a West End show.

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Sophie Parkins

Sophie Parkins

Corporate and Community Fundraiser

Sophie joined the Charity in May 2022 after spending 12 years at the British Heart Foundation, most recently as Head of Corporate and Community Fundraising (East Midlands), followed by a year working for TOFS charity. After six months as Senior Community Fundraiser at Nottingham Hospitals Charity covering a maternity position, she took on the role of Fundraising Hub Manager at QMC. In September 2023 she started working for the charity as the Corporate & Community Fundraiser. Sophie’s role is to support our corporate partners and engage with companies and their employees with our work. In her free time she loves spending time with her little boy, husband and family, enjoying walks, days out, having fun and making memories together.

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Deb Morton

Deb Morton

Volunteer Development Manager

Deb joined the Charity in June 2023, after spending over 20 years working in a variety of volunteer involving organisations across both Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Deb’s role is to develop the Charity’s volunteer offer and support the existing volunteers. Outside of work Deb enjoys spending time with her family, holidaying in Cornwall and renovating her garden.

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Claire Reynolds

Claire Reynolds

Head of Marketing & Communications

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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Samantha Gathercole

Samantha 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

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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Zara Ali

Zara Ali

Finance Assistant

Zara joined the charity in January 2023. Her role is to oversee all Operational Financial aspects of the Charity. Before this role Zara was previously working in Finance at Boots HQ. During her spare time she likes travelling, reading and spending time with family and friends.

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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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Amanda Skelton

Amanda Skelton

Charity Assistant

Amanda has a background in publishing, administration and proofreading. Her role is to receive and process all donations made to the charity and to thank donors for their amazing generosity. In her spare time she enjoys listening to music, going to see concerts and musicals all over the country, reading and spending time with friends and family.

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