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Fundraising Operations

Zoe HodgsonHayley SmithJo FairesHelen MorganAlex LacyTom WrightIain AndrewsKim Sackel

The Fundraising Operations team are responsible for business planning, playing a key role in the development and monitoring of a strategy for transformational income growth.  This team of experts exists to support and drive the fundraising activities of the whole organisation and is fundamental to the delivery of our ambition.

Human Resources and Facilities

Zoe HodgsonHayley SmithJo FairesHelen MorganAlex LacyTom WrightIain AndrewsKim Sackel

The HR and Facilities team deliver HR strategy and policy across Alzheimer’s Research UK along with management of our Cambridge office.

The team are:

  • Helen Bester
  • Michelle Robbins
  • Claire Dillon.

Supporter engagement

Zoe HodgsonHayley SmithJo FairesHelen MorganAlex LacyTom WrightIain AndrewsKim Sackel

The Supporter Engagement team handle everything from answering the phone to managing our gifts in Wills programme. We run a series of appeals to existing supporters and are also responsible for recruiting new donors – we keep the income flowing so we can fund even more research. We are also responsible for producing the twice yearly newsletter, ‘think’.

The Supporter Engagement Team are:

  • Carolyn Causton
  • Mark Housden
  • Marissa Stewart
  • Joanne Fearne-Green
  • Becca Perkins
  • Jess Hinchliffe.

Major Donors

Zoe HodgsonHayley SmithJo FairesHelen MorganAlex LacyTom WrightIain AndrewsKim Sackel

Our Major Donors Team work closely with our supporting charitable trusts and foundations along with individual donors who are committed to working with us to make an impact on dementia research through their giving. Their contributions allow us to make strategic and longer term commitments to research, as well as tackle big questions surrounding treatment development, early detection or preventions for dementia. We owe a great debt to their support and in turn the team provide detailed information and updates on our research projects and organise visits to meet the research scientists.

The Major Donors Team are:

  • Peter Halewood
  • Patrick Hawke Smith
  • Charlotte Bester.

Corporate partnerships

Zoe HodgsonHayley SmithJo FairesHelen MorganAlex LacyTom WrightIain AndrewsKim Sackel

The Corporate Partnerships Team work closely with major companies across the UK, developing partnerships and motivating their employees to raise vital funds for dementia research through a variety of imaginative means. Working with companies on ambitious, varied initiatives across wide-ranging sectors and contexts, they support our generous, committed corporate supporters in making an impact on our mission to defeat dementia.

The team are:

  • Miranda Johnson
  • Yozzie Osman
  • Jade Rolph
  • Marcus Barber
  • Vicky Naylor.

Research funding

Zoe HodgsonHayley SmithJo FairesHelen MorganAlex LacyTom WrightIain AndrewsKim Sackel

Any research breakthrough in the fight against dementia begins as a bright spark in the mind of a scientist. We cultivate ideas by funding the grant applications that turn theories into practical work. Our Research Funding Team manage all aspects of this; from processing the grant applications, working with our Scientific Advisory Board to fund the best projects possible, monitoring the progress of the grants, to organising our hugely popular annual Research Conference, with researchers and scientists from across the UK. We’re also working in collaboration with scientists, organisations from across the UK and abroad as well as industry to ensure that Alzheimer’s Research UK is at the forefront of dementia research and best placed to take advantage of new opportunities.

Research Funding are:

  • Jane Elsom
  • Rosa Sancho.

Science news

Zoe HodgsonHayley SmithJo FairesHelen MorganAlex LacyTom WrightIain AndrewsKim Sackel

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Science News Team helps to communicate the pioneering work of the charity. We promote the latest research findings from our scientists and comment on breaking dementia news stories from across the globe, helping you to put them into context. We produce health information booklets and work to raise awareness of dementia in the UK. Our aim is to help you understand more about the diseases that cause dementia and the progress being made in research. The team are:

  • Dr Laura Phipps
  • Robin Brisbourne
  • Claire Lucas
  • Dr Katy Stubbs
  • Ed Pinches.

Get the latest updates from AAIC 2014 on our blog, including audio clips from scientists taking part.

Supporter news

Zoe HodgsonHayley SmithJo FairesHelen MorganAlex LacyTom WrightIain AndrewsKim Sackel

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Supporter News Team is here to get your efforts noticed! So many people across the country are raising money and awareness for our vital research – running, walking, cycling, climbing mountains, holding quiz nights, sharing their personal stories or making the decision to leave a gift in their Will. Everyone’s help makes a huge difference and we aim to get their stories on news pages, on the airwaves and on TV screens – spreading the word far and wide. We also arrange photo shoots, focus groups, Supporters’ Days and lots more, providing opportunities to get everyone involved, give their opinions and become part of our ever growing community of supporters.

The Supporter News Team are:

  • Sue Armstrong
  • Lloyd Vaughan
  • Kirsty Marais
  • Louise Martin
  • Zoe Hodgson.

Digital

Zoe HodgsonHayley SmithJo FairesHelen MorganAlex LacyTom WrightIain AndrewsKim Sackel

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Digital Team run the corporate site, the charity’s social media channels and dementiablog.org. They specialise in telling the story of our scientists, their research and of our supporters, who raise awareness and money for dementia research.  The team consists of:

  • James Odell
  • Oliver English
  • Thomas Chivers.

Policy news

Zoe HodgsonHayley SmithJo FairesHelen MorganAlex LacyTom WrightIain AndrewsKim Sackel

The Policy and Public Affairs Team is responsible for influencing public policy on dementia research. We campaign on issues that will make a difference to people with dementia, for example our Dementia 2010 report highlighted the scale of the dementia challenge in the UK and the lack of government funding for dementia research. As a result dementia is moving up the political agenda and this government has pledged to double dementia research funding to £66m by 2015. But, we believe there is still a long way to go before dementia research will be getting its fair share of funding and offer real hope for people with dementia, so we are using our position on the government’s  Dementia Challenge Research Champion Group and future campaigns to call for ambitious long term action to address this urgent challenge.

The policy team is:

  • Kirsty Marais
  • Melody Paton Borchardt
  • Clare van Lynden
  • Susan Mitchell
  • Emily Cook
  • Helen Davies
  • Emma Hardwick