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, or call one of the mobiles below:

  • Southampton Hospitals Charity office: 02381208881
  • Events and Community enquiries: Ray
  • Marketing and Communications enquiries: Cath 07920592344
  • Trusts and Foundations enquiries & Major Donor enquiries: Jeneen 07721238245
  • Or for anything else: Beth 07787272607

Updated 10/3/2022


Meet the team:

Working for Southampton Hospitals Charity

Ben - Supporter Services Officer

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.

023 8120 3414

Beth - Head of Operations

I strive to make a difference to the staff and patients 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 the staff here at the Charity who care so passionately about the work we do.


Cath - Head of Communications

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.


Charity finance team

Nikki and Ryan look after our Charity finances. From banking donations from our supporters to releasing money to our fund holders, they support the Charity team with our 350+ funds. This means that our donors can support the areas closest to their hearts, and ensures that our hospitals continue to provide world-class care.

For our staff, the full Charity finance processes can be found on Staffnet under Southampton Hospitals Charity>Fund holders.

Donna - Marketing & Communications Officer

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!


Ellis Banfield - Charity Director

My role is to provide strategic leadership to the charity, supporting the team to be able achieve their ambitions in raising money and supporting the Trust to deliver outstanding care and experience. I’m passionate about ensuring that the donations we receive deliver measurable improvements to the experience of patients, families and staff.

My other role is Associate Director of Patient Experience within the Trust's experience of care teams - I feel very fortunate to get to work with both teams.

Jeneen - Head of Charitable Giving

I work with our donors to develop programmes, projects and appeals which best meet their giving areas of interest, and evaluate the impact that is made as a result of their donation ensuring that together, a long-term legacy of their gift will be made.

Every day I am amazed by the incredible generosity of people who want to say thank you for the care and treatment they have received at the hospital or those who want to help make our patients experience as conformable as possible.


Rachel - Piam Brown Charity Coordinator

I’ve always wanted to make a difference and working for SHC certainly fulfils that drive. I am the first point of contact for all charity matters relating to the children's cancer ward, so I support fundraisers as well as spend donations, buying resources, funding facilities and organising events, all of which enhance the experience of our young patients and their families whilst under our care. It is a very rewarding job which I am proud to do.

023 8120 6894

Ray - Public Fundraising Manager

Lizwe - Projects, Impact and Evaluation Officer


David - Individual Giving Officer

07812 184722