Meet some of the Bone Cancer Research Trust team
Zoe Davision, Biobank Facilitator
I had been involved with the set up and running of several biobanks and knew that a national biobank for primary bone cancer samples could really make a difference for our researchers because of the rarity. I was very keen to be involved with this project to ensure that it was a success.
I love the atmosphere of the charity and the dedication of all who work and volunteer here – it helps drive me. We have such an amazing set of supporters, it really does make me so proud to be involved with the charity.
Dee McKenna, Community Fundraising Officer
I volunteered for 6 months one day a week after my son Caleb’s treatment for Ewing sarcoma. I later jumped at the chance to apply for a permanent role in Administration. My role has progressed over the last 2 ½ years to include liaising with the researchers and keeping tabs on research grants payments to now being Community Fundraising Officer.
I love the close relationship I have with our supporters. I also feel that I have the most rewarding job of my adult career now, being an oncology mum myself it gives me a sense of pride (and purpose) to know that I’m part of a fantastic team striving to ultimately find a cure for this disease that came into our lives.
Kate Connor, Fundraising Officer
I've been volunteering for the Bone Cancer Research Trust ever since it was established, and was the charity's first employee!
I love persuading people to take on amazing challenges for Team Bones, being there for them through their training and fundraising and the best bit… when they well and truly smash it and you share that massive high with them, as they rightly feel super proud of themselves! Team Bones is simply the best!
Mat Cottle, Head of Fundraising and Communications
It must have been fate that I came to working at the Bone Cancer Research Trust. At the time I was looking to relocate from London back to the north of England and was looking for role that appealed to me where I could make a difference. I then saw a role advertised at the Bone Cancer Research Trust. I had never heard of the charity before, which was strange because my father had Ewing sarcoma, a form of primary bone cancer. Straight away I felt a connection and knew I wanted to join the charity to help families like my own who are impacted every day by this cruel disease.
What I love about being part of Team Bones is that we all want to make a difference and help those affected by primary bone cancer. For those affected now, we all care passionately about ensuring they have the support and information they need and for those in the future we are fully focused on securing the support we need to ultimately find the cure for this disease. I’m incredibly proud to work with such a motivated and dedicated team.