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Community Fundraising Manager
As its first-ever volunteer, the Bone Cancer Research Trust has been a part of my life since 2005. I cannot believe how far the charity has come since then, and it's just fantastic to see it go from strength to strength. I became the charity's first member of staff in 2007 and my role has evolved a great deal since then.
Initially I was doing everything including; managing the website, supporting our fundraisers, organising conferences, co-ordinating the research grants, to overseeing the campaign for NICE to approve the new osteosarcoma drug Mepact! These days my role is very much focussed on fundraising which is my absolute passion!
Supporter Care Officer
I joined Team Bones in April 2015. I began volunteering at a local hospice six years ago which led to a full-time permanent post in the fundraising department. I am extremely proud to now be part of the Bone Cancer Research Trust where I am really keen to put my experience and life skills to good use, ultimately increasing funding to pay for research into bone cancer.
I would love to be here and witness our research finding a cure – now that would be a day to remember. When I’m not working I love walking, gardening and can often be found up a ladder with a paintbrush in my hand.
Head of Fundraising and Communications
Mat joined Team Bones in August 2015 having previously worked at Children with Cancer UK and the RSPCA. Mat shares a personal connection for our cause having lost his father at the age of 10 to Ewing sarcoma. His connection gives fuel to his passion every day in our fight to save life and limb.
Head of Research and Information
After doing my PhD and a short spell doing breast cancer research, which I loved, I soon realised that a career in a research laboratory was not for me. I then got involved in the world of biobanking at Newcastle University and haven’t looked back. I was involved in both local cancer biobank projects and also with the CCLG national biobank.
I really enjoy engaging with the clinical and research community, and with the public and patients to facilitate the collection of tissue samples for use in research.
Challenge Events Fundraising Manager
I joined Team Bones in February 2017 with a background in marketing and events. My real passion lies in events and fundraising and having volunteered with a number of charities for several years I was keen to make the move from the commercial world to the third sector. I am excited by the prospect of working for such a fantastic charity and hope to make significant contributions to aid the growth and success of BCRT.
Head of Finance
I joined Team Bones in 2016 after a career break to look after my children. I am a chartered accountant , previously working in commercial roles in the public sector, and as an advisor in the private sector. Since joining the Bone Cancer Research Trust I have been so inspired by our amazing supporters, and I am excited by the groundbreaking research that we are funding.
With over 10 years' experience in marketing roles, developing and delivering communications strategies nationally and internationally, I am delighted to be part of the team at the Bone Cancer Research Trust. I am passionate and dedicated about raising awareness of primary bone cancer and to represent our researchers, supporters, and fundraisers alongside inspiring more people to support our work.
Challenge Events Fundraising Officer
I joined Team Bones in November 2017. I am a very active person and you can often find me out for a run or at the CrossFit gym. As a Challenge Events Fundraising Officer, I feel so lucky to be able to share my love of being active with other people that want to take on challenges in aid of such a worthy cause.
I am honoured to be part of the small team working so hard to make a difference to those affected by primary bone cancer.
Community Fundraising Officer
I joined the Bone Cancer Research Trust in August 2018, coming from a background in marketing and working in the charity sector. It’s a joy to be a part of a small but extremely dedicated, caring team as we work together towards finding a cure for primary bone cancer.
As a Community Fundraiser, every day I am inspired by our incredible supporters and volunteers, their passion for fundraising really is unique to the Bone Cancer Research Trust as often they will have a personal connection to the disease. Not only do I love helping them achieve their goals, but also hearing their stories, building lasting relationships and being there to support them throughout their personal journeys.
I joined the Bone Cancer Research Trust in the summer of 2018. I’m here to help my colleagues to shine by backing them up with good administration. During the previous 32 years I was in pastoral ministry, so I’ve had the privilege of walking with people through cancer treatment, and sometimes death. I also served for eight years as an elected Public Governor for an NHS Acute Hospital Foundation Trust, including two years as Lead Governor.
Team Bones is a great team to be part of because everyone pulls together with a positive and collaborative approach. I love working here.
The stories of courage and hope that I hear from our supporters are always moving. I am proud to work for a charity that produces such good quality and accessible information as well as funding research. The promotion of best practice in medical research through its Independent Scientific Advisory Panel is also heart-warming.
Community & Special Events Fundraising Executive
I joined Team Bones in February 2019, from a background in events and volunteering for other charities. I’m excited to work with this growing charity to one day find a cure for bone cancer. I find our supporters’ dedication inspiring, and love arranging special events which not only raise vital funds and awareness, but are also lots of fun!
Patient Engagement and Support Manager
Combined with a close experience of cancer, my career to date as a chemotherapy and palliative oncology nurse at the Royal Marsden Hospital has helped to shape my vision of cancer patient support. Ensuring patients are correctly informed, feel calm and well-supported was the aim of my working day as a nurse which I hope to bring forward into my role as Patient Support and Engagement Manager.
Working for the Bone Cancer Research Trust is a huge honour for me and I hope to inject as much knowledge, life and energy into helping primary bone cancer patients as possible.
I joined the Bone Cancer Research Trust in January 2019 after a period working in the commercial side of medical companies. My background is in charities and education, so I was really pleased to be working in a charity again, an environment that was so familiar, it felt like coming home. The team are such a hard-working, friendly bunch; they made me feel so welcome.
Having not had any experience of bone cancer personally I was very interested to learn all about the charity and the wonderful things they achieve in fighting this very cruel disease. The research which is funded by the charity is fascinating and I have had many ‘wow - how did someone think of that’ moments. I am looking forward to seeing the funding numbers getting bigger as the charity continues to grow.
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