Sarah Amexheta – Head of Charity and Fundraising
Sarah.Amexheta@ldh.nhs.uk, 01582 718043
I am very proud to head up an incredible Charity. As a team our biggest motivator is you, we are always inspired, humbled and privileged to be part of your story. Every day we are lucky enough to meet people that wish to support us because of excellent treatment, dignity in death because they would like to help the hospital achieve more. In addition to raising funds to support items above and beyond, we also run the volunteering program across the hospital. Whether you give time or money to support us, we are incredibly grateful, thank you.
Whatever the reason we are always grateful that people connect with us and wish to invest into the future of the hospital. Our team is much more than just us, as it involves all of you..
Karen Bush – Voluntary Services and Community Engagement Manager
Karen.Bush@ldh.nhs.uk, 01582 497357
I’ve had the privilege of managing our volunteers for the last seven years and never cease to be humbled by the amazing people that I meet on a day to day basis. I am also part of the National Association of Voluntary Services Managers ( NAVSM) NEC, working to promote and support best practice in Voluntary Services Management across the NHS.
Whether people give their time or donations, we are incredibly grateful to our amazing community for the support that is given to your hospital. If you would like to volunteer here, please get in touch , we would love to hear from you.
Bianca-Lee John – Community Fundraiser
Bianca.John@ldh.nhs.uk, 01582 718978 or 07800 711370
I am the Community Fundraiser at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. I have been engaging locally with individuals, schools, community organisations, faith groups and businesses to raise awareness and encourage fundraising for our local hospital. Through community events, awareness talks and networking I have made some fantastic connections and built some great relationships across the Luton and Dunstable area.
This year has been extremely busy for community fundraising, our ambassadors and wonderful volunteers who have all been involved in lots of exciting activities and community projects most notably the NICU Big Build which was highly commended at this year’s Luton and Bedfordshire Community Awards.
We are all very proud of how much support from the community has grown and by working closely with local people I am able to reach new platforms and encourage more and more adults and children to be enthusiastic about fundraising for their local hospital. I would be very keen to give anyone more information about community fundraising and I am also happy to support or attend any local activities or events, so please get in touch.
Tapiwa Magadah-Williams – Corporate and Trust Fundraising Officer
Tapiwa.Magadah-Williams@ldh.nhs.uk, 01582 718977
As the Corporate and Trusts Fundraiser for the Luton and Dunstable Hospital Charity, it is exciting to be part of a team which is created for and dedicated to supporting life-changing projects. Working with charitable trusts and foundations, I facilitate for various wards and departments throughout the hospital with fundraising. Our success is aided by the continued support of the local business’ and organisations who partner us. If your business would like to build a relationship with us and save lives, contact me for information on how you can help.
Donna Pratt – Fundraising Assistant
Donna.Pratt3@ldh.nhs.uk, 01582 718289
I am the Fundraising Assistant, I get to meet lots of fantastic supporters and work with different departments across the hospital to make sure that donations are processed and donors are thanked.
Aakifah Begum – Grants and Trusts Officer
I am the Grants and Trusts Officer at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital Charity. Through my role here at the Charity, I focus on supporting incredible projects through fundraising. It is a joy to work for the Charity and a team committed to establishing the best healing environment for patients, their families and friends.
Sabine Hazell – Schools Partnership Coordinator
As the Schools Partnership Coordinator for the Charity Team I am very lucky to meet people from lots of fantastic schools, colleges and universities, I have been amazed by the support we receive. I look forward to continuing the fantastic relationships that have been built and creating new ones. If you would like to book a visit for me to come and talk to your students about how you get involved and how we can work together to support the hospital Charity please get in touch.