Meet our new St Bartholomew's Hospital Fundraiser

30 Sep 2020

Laura's joined Barts Charity this week as a contact for Barts Hospital staff who need support with funding and fundraising. She’ll also be helping grateful patients and their loved ones to raise money for the charity, as well as building relationships with organisations in the hospital’s local area.

All of this will help us fund even more innovate healthcare projects at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

What’s your background?

My background is in arts and heritage, I have worked at the National Trust since 2016 and have been involved with a wide variety of fundraising initiatives whilst working there. I’ve worked on National community fundraising such as the 125 Challenge, supported the National Trust Property raffle, events including fun runs and volunteer quiz nights. I wasn’t allowed a favourite whilst working there but I can admit now that I always loved working on redesigning and developing the second-hand bookshops best.

Why did you choose Barts Charity?

I chose Barts Charity because of the opportunity to move out of my comfort zone and get involved in NHS fundraising. As much as I loved working in the heritage and arts sector I wanted the opportunity to work for a cause that was built around caring, supporting and helping people. I think the work that Barts NHS Trust and Barts Charity do together is amazing, and I am very excited to be a part of that now.

What are you most looking forward to?

I’m most looking forward to meeting everyone and getting back into doing the work that I love. I have been on furlough leave for an extended period of time and I am itching to get back to work and start fundraising.

Recruiting three new Hospital Fundraisers is part of our ongoing commitment to support Barts Health NHS Trust. By better engaging staff, patients and our wider local East London community, we aim to increase the amount of donations we’re raising to fund even more patient care and staff wellbeing projects across the hospitals.

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