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Meet The Team

Laura IrvingLaura Irving | Director of Fundraising
My role is to lead the fundraising team so that our charity can continue to invest in lung cancer research and provide help and support to those affected by the disease. It is a great privilege for me to work here and I feel hugely proud of the dedication and enthusiasm of our team. We want to ensure that you feel supported and enjoy fundraising for us, whether that is as an individual, through your place of work, remembering a loved one or taking part in our varied and exciting events programme.
Janine DrewJanine Drew | Donor Development Manager
I have had numerous roles within the fundraising team since I joined the charity in 2001. My current role involves developing our donors and supporting those who wish to make significant gifts to the charity. I also work in the area of legacy fundraising, telling people about the importance of leaving gifts in Wills. Set aside all that 'serious' business, I'm usually one of the first to volunteer for a bag pack, a bucket collection or an opportunity to grab a curly blue wig and cheer on our Roy's Runners!
Liz LeggeLiz Legge | Corporate Fundraising Manager
I've worked here since 1997 in various roles and am now the Corporate Fundraiser. My role can vary from writing proposals for corporate support, to standing on the street in the pouring rain dressed as Miss Piggy giving clues for a company treasure hunt - great fun!

Mark ParkinsonMark Parkinson | Challenge & Overseas Events Fundraiser
It's my job to find new challenges and help supporters have a once in a lifetime experience, whilst raising thousands of pounds for charity. The challenges include climbing mountains, cycling across countries, rafting down rivers, sliding down waterfalls and jumping out of planes!
Cath SteeleCath Steele | Database Officer
I've been with the charity since early 1996 and have worked in many areas of fundraising including payroll giving, corporate and community fundraising and trusts. My main role at the moment is to database support to the fundraising team, which I really love as I get to know about every aspect of our work.

Debbie BarlowDebbie Barlow | Trust Fundraiser
My role as the Trusts Fundraiser is to generate support from Charitable Trusts and Foundations. This involves lots of research and writing a great quantity of proposals. I can always be found in the quiet corner of the office buried under a mound of books, although my fellow fundraisers are always happy to rescue me to help shake the occasional bucket or two.
Jenny RobertsJenny Roberts | Events Fundraising Manager
I am the Events Fundraising Manager and I joined the charity in January 2012. I am lucky enough to have the responsiblity of organising exciting and varied events - from sports dinners and golf days to awards evenings and Disney spectaculars! Organising the events is great fun and it's really rewarding to know that every penny we raise can make a difference to peoples lives.

Emily meet the teamEmily Grint | Individual Giving and In Memoriam Fundraiser
My role is to keep in touch with all our donors and provide opportunities so they can make a positive contribution to our vital work. Some supporters may choose to do this by making regular donations by Direct Debit or through their payroll. This is a really valuable source of income as it enables us to plan our future activities and continue to fund life-saving research projects. I also provide support and assistance to anyone who wishes to fundraise or set up a Tribute Fund in memory of a loved one, and it is a real privilege for me to have the opportunity to get to know our supporters and hear their stories. If you have any questions about how you can make a difference by supporting us, please get in touch on 0333 323 7200 (ext 9123) or email me emily.grint@roycastle.org

Caroline Meet the teamCaroline McGuinness | Scotland Area Fundraiser
I manage fundraising across Scotland which includes supporting individuals, groups and businesses in their fundraising activities. Volunteers are vital to us at Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and it is my mission to recruit as many as possible to help spread awareness of our work or to join us at our offices to carry out admin duties or lend a hand at events. I am also keen to steer fundraising groups within Scotland allowing us to raise much needed funds.

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Ashleigh Quarless - Fundraising Events Assistant
My role as the events fundraising assistant is to help with the planning and organising of many events from dance shows to our Dream Walks. Organising such big events can often be challenging but highly rewarding knowing the money we make helps fund vital lung cancer research and will help support those affected by lung cancer. I hope to meet you at our next event.

Jeni Nugent - Running Events Fundraiser
Jeni_Nugent meet the team Before joining the team as running events fundraiser I was Roy’s Runner, and I feel very lucky to be part of an organisation making such a difference to people’s lives. I’m here to give you all the support you need from start to finish with training plans, fundraising ideas and the biggest cheer at the finish line (or a high five at the start if I’m running with you). We have events for runners, joggers and walkers of all abilities, from 5k runs to full marathons, and everything in between, as well as various swimming events and triathlons. If there is a particular event you are interested in let me know and I’d be happy to help.

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