Meet the team

We help provide the extra support our community deserves.

The Southampton Hospitals Charity team brings people together to raise life-changing funds for University Hospital Southampton. Together, we empower our community to change lives.

If you would like to speak to a member of the team, please either email them on their email address below, or call the office: 02381208881.

Leadership team

My role is to provide strategic leadership to the Charity, supporting the team to be able to achieve our ambition to improve and enhance the care and treatment of patients at our hospitals. I’m responsible for all of the Charity’s day-to-day activities and I’m particularly passionate about ensuring that the donations we receive deliver measurable improvements to the experience of patients, families, and staff.
ellis.banfield@uhs.nhs.uk

Ellis – Charity Director

I’m responsible for developing the communication strategies that focus on driving engagement and building brand awareness whilst emphasising our purpose and impact at UHS. The stories we hear from patients every day about the life changing treatment and care they’ve received is incredibly inspiring, and knowing that SHC can enhance this care means that we can make a lasting impact for generations to come.
catherine.jordan@uhs.nhs.uk

Cath – Head of Communications

I strive to make a difference to the staff at UHS who do incredible things every day. We are so privileged to see first-hand the difference our donors make to the patients and their families. I get to work with and meet some incredible people; from supporters donating their money, the nurses working tirelessly to make patients more comfortable, clinicians carrying out lifesaving operations and my Charity staff who care so passionately about the work we do.
beth.hall@uhs.nhs.uk

Beth – Head of Operations

I lead the fundraising team on all aspects of fundraising across philanthropy, legacies, individual giving, corporate partnerships, and community activities. It is my responsibility to drive income generation alongside business development to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Charity. My role centres around building strong relationships across our community to inspire people to support the amazing work of Southampton Hospitals Charity. I have worked in the voluntary sector for over 14 years with a specific focus on health charities and a background in philanthropy.
kate.saltrick@uhs.nhs.uk

Kate – Head of Charitable Giving

Fundraising team

It is my role to develop, alongside my amazing team, inspiring and engaging fundraising activity that reaches all areas of the community. Everyday I am continually blown away by the generosity that we see across our communities. In people that just want to support our Charity to make a difference. It may sound like a cliché but we can not do everything we do without the continued and dedicated support of individuals such as you. Thank you rarely seems enough, but thank you.
ray.southam@uhs.nhs.uk

Ray – Public Fundraising Manager

I help to organise and coordinate the events for the Charity, and am excited to bring some new events to the Charity calendar for 2023-24! Another key part of my role is community fundraising and supporting the events that people are doing to raise money for the hospital.
pamela.fry@uhs.nhs.uk

Pam – Community & Events Officer

I look after our Charity of the Year corporate partnerships, providing ideas, encouragement, and inspiration every step of the way. I strive to offer an individually tailored fundraising journey for each partnership, understanding that each business and team are unique. My aim is to provide an exciting, engaging, and mutually beneficial partnership for the year ahead. It’s wonderful to see first-hand the real and lasting difference support from businesses can make to our local hospital, its staff, the patients, and their families.
vicky.o'flaherty@uhs.nhs.uk

Vicky – Corporate Partnerships Officer

The main purpose of my role is to build and cultivate long-term relations with major donors and manage income generation from various charitable trusts and foundations. I am passionate about connecting people with a cause that is close to their heart and helping them see the meaningful difference their donations make. Your gifts are so vital to support the incredible work of the University Southampton Hospital and we are ever so grateful for your invaluable contributions! Please do get in touch if you would like to know more.
natasha.acharekar@uhs.nhs.uk

Natasha – Philanthropy Manager

Communications and Arts team

I look after our digital and social presence, with a focus on internal and external communications. I’ve worked for the Charity for over nine years, and have seen it continuously grow from strength to strength. You all have such incredible stories, and the NHS is a cause I am passionate about... enough to trek the Great Wall of China and Machu Picchu for!
donna.parsons@uhs.nhs.uk

Donna – Marketing & Communications Officer

My role is to develop and steer an arts programme to enhance the well-being and recovery of patients and staff across University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.  I am responsible for multiple projects, including improving the hospital environment and managing the art collection and arts engagement programme for patients, staff and visitors. In addition, I closely work with artists, service users and staff to develop and install artworks across the hospitals. I strive to make our strategic approach to arts at UHS relevant to the broadest possible audience and look to create, manage, preserve, and expand existing art activities.
neda.mohamadi@uhs.nhs.uk

Neda – Arts Curator

As the Digital Marketing Officer for Southampton Hospitals Charity- my role is to share your incredible stories on our social media channels and website. I am inspired every single day by the stories from donors, staff members, patients and families that have been positively impacted by the work the Charity does. It’s an honour to be able to share them with you.
victoria.rayment@uhs.nhs.uk

Victoria – Digital Marketing Officer

Operations team

I look after our supporters by making sure that when they choose to support us, we are easy to work with. Our donors and their data is at the heart of everything I do, and this helps me to support the fantastic work of my colleagues and Southampton Hospitals Charity make as big a difference as possible for our staff and patients.
ben.perrio@uhs.nhs.uk

Ben – Supporter Services Officer

My role involves tracking the progress of projects funded by Southampton Hospitals Charity. The role plays a significant part in helping us to understand the benefits our funding has on patient care and experience. It involves developing and implementing a robust and credible monitoring and evaluation system to help track the results and changes in the projects implemented.
lizwe.sibanda@uhs.nhs.uk

Lizwe – Projects, Impact and Evaluation Officer

I offer emotional support to carers and advocate for their involvement during the stay of their loved ones in the hospital. I supervise carers meal vouchers, sponsored by the charity, to provide a meal for carers on daily basis. I refer to local authorities for carers assessments, and signpost carers to voluntary community services for specialist support. I support carers through complaint process and mediate between carers and clinicians.  
gloria.ede@uhs.nhs.uk

Gloria – Carers Lead

I am project managing the Light the South art trail running across summer 2024, where 80 unique lighthouses will pop up over Southampton and Cowes. With a background in school and community participation programmes, I’ve worked with charities large and small.  I’m truly inspired to see first-hand the impact large-scale programmes like Light the South can have for patients and their families here at UHS.
julie.mountain@uhs.nhs.uk

Julie – Light the South Project Manager

My role involves a lot of face-to-face interaction with our supporters and UHS staff. If you visit the charity office, I’m usually the friendly face you’re greeted with at the front desk. Often the first point of contact within the charity, I ensure that supporters are connected to the relevant person in our team. I love interacting with the community through my work, it is a privilege to hear people’s stories and reasons for giving.
emma.vincent2@uhs.nhs.uk

Emma – Charity Office Administrator