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The Office Team
Here you can see who works in the LHM Office and what it is we do. If you would like to contact the office click here.
is the Chief Executive which basically means that she works within all the areas of the charity’s work.
She works with the support team to offer support to members on the telephone and at events. With the information team she writes a great deal of the information that you see in the newsletter and within our information packs.
She works to raise awareness of the needs of children and their families and the work of the charity at a whole range of events from speaking at schools and Women’s Institute meetings to representing the charity at government and medical meetings.
Suzie also works with Kevin and the fundraising team to highlight the need for funds to support our work, taking a lead with the corporate supporters and grant applications.
Part of her role is to lead the office team and ensure that we all follow the strategic plan agreed by the Board of Trustees.
is our very experienced Charity Secretary. Tina came to LHM at the beginning of 2008 with 21 years experience of working for the NHS.
Tina’s main role is to run the office and to be a first line of support and information for members when they ring the office. Tina will then refer families to the support team that will be able to help them the most and she will also send out information packs to help with any of the questions members have.
Deb Rahman is our Information Administrator. Deb has worked for the charity since 1999. Deb uses her great skills for design and presentation to create our newsletter and all of our information packs.
Deb is involved with the website design and the layout of any of our charity leaflets. She also works with the fundraising team to ensure that all of our requests for support look professional and exciting.
Gwen Webb is our Membership, Online & Fundraising Administrator and joined us in 2007 to help with our database and provide general support but her role has since developed.
Gwen still maintains our database and provides membership support, but she also administrates and writes copy for our website, Facebook and Twitter pages. She is often the first line of contact for those wishing to fundraise for the charity and works closely with Shelagh, our Head of Fundraising.
Shelagh Paterson is our Head of Fundraising. Shelagh was appointed in April 2010 to increase the amount of funds we raise from existing and new fundraising avenues to enable us to provide more services for the children and families we support.
Shelagh will work with and support the many hundreds of members who fundraise for us, she will also focus on identifying new areas of fundraising including employee fundraising, charities of the year, company sponsorship, grants and from the general public.
Working closely with our members, Shelagh will be setting up a regional fundraising network of ambassadors who will assist in increasing the amount of funds we can generate from each of our UK regions. Please call Shelagh to discuss any fundraising ideas – big or small.
Jon Brunskill joined the LHM team in September 2008 as the Youth Project Development Officer. At only 20 years of age, Jon is fun, friendly, and full of enthusiasm and ideas for all of the young members of the charity. In particular, he will be keen to implement some exciting new support services for the adolescents approaching the transition from childhood to adulthood.
Jon has worked with children since he began coaching an under 9s football team when he was 13 years old, and has experience working with young people from ages 0 – 22. Last year he travelled to South Africa to work in a rural village fraught with poverty, HIV/AIDS and extremely poor education standards. Jon played in the nursery and taught in the secondary school there, which matured him greatly and gave him the opportunity to organise some huge sports events. You might recognise Jon, because he has helped out at some of the activity weekends and youth forums in the past.
Emma Pelling works freelance as a Public Relations Officer. She specialises in offering PR support to charities and has been working with LHM for many years to help us raise awareness of the work that we do within any area of the media.
The SGUD team
are a group of young men who create our films. They worked with Jon to create our Youth Website and more recently were very involved in all aspects of the creation of our Education DVD, 'I only have half a heart - understand me?'