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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.


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.

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.

Marjorie Fifoot

PA to Chief Executive

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. Her focus is on developing the Charity’s brand, profile and digital engagement.  In her spare time Susan’s either in the garden or out walking the dog!

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.

Jennifer Nicol

Digital Engagement Officer

Jen joined the Charity’s Communications team in July 2017. She oversees our digital content and our social media channels, and supports the implementation of digital fundraising strategies.

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

Community Fundraising Manager

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 leading the community fundraising team. 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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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 Level 3 in Business Administration. Her role at the Charity involves receipting and recording all the donations that we receive and logging out our collection tins and buckets. In March 2017 Jasmine was Awarded a ‘Medal For Excellence’ from City & Guilds for her exceptional work during her Apprenticeship. Out of work she is always busy – if she isn’t dancing  or boxing then she’s playing skittles!

Karen Morley

Charity Assistant

Karen joined the charity in 2017 and her role involves thanking for all the donations that we receive and running the staff lottery.

Neve Cairns

Fundraising Assistant

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.

Louise Knight

Fundraising Manager

Louise joined the Charity in September 2018.

Following over 13 years working in the private sector, Louise began working as Fundraising Manager for the Stroke Association in 2009. Prior to moving into the charity sector, Louise has previously worked for Vitabiotics, Alessi UK, Whatman International and Neal’s yard Remedies in Sales and Marketing Management roles.

Louise has experience in managing existing community 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.

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.

Every minute, your support makes a difference