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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!

Hayley WeaverHayley Weaver | Running Events Fundraiser
As the Running Events Fundraiser, I look after our Roy's Runners who take part in all sorts of races, from fun runs to marathons and everything in between. I give our runners the help and advice they need regardless of ability or fitness, to help them enjoy their experience and raise lots of money for the charity at the same time.
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.

Jo Warmington | Community FundraiserJo Warmington
My role is to provide information, support and resources to individuals and groups within the community who are organising fundraising activities or events for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. This includes schools, colleges and universities too and fundraising events range from bucket collections to black tie balls. I also support people who sign up to our national fundraising campaigns, such as Swim a Mile a Month and Chance 2 Dance. So if you have a fundraising idea or want to take part in one of our campaigns, I would love to hear from you. Email me on jo.warmington@roycastle.org or call me on 0333 323 7200 ext 9125

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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