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Grand Appeal Fundraising Team

From expert tips to sending materials and making sure you receive an all-important ‘thank you’ certificate, our fundraising team is on hand to help you throughout your fundraising journey.  

Depending on whether you are raising money by yourself, through your school or workplace, or perhaps you’ve joined one of our events, speak to a member of the team today. 

Corporate Fundraising Team

Head of Fundraising (Corporate)

Helen Haskell

Helen works with our amazing corporate supporters. Contact Helen if your business or company would like to support Bristol Children’s Hospital or if you are keen to find out more about ways we could work together.

Partnerships Fundraising Executive

Katie Soane

Katie supports our wonderful corporate partners. You’ll often see her attending networking functions, conferences, dinners and at our events, supporting our fundraisers. If you’d like to learn more about how your business can help your local children’s hospital, get in touch with Katie for expert advice and direction.

Community Fundraising Team

Senior Community Fundraising Manager

Kate Jones

Kate works with our incredible family of fundraisers, supporting them throughout their journey. Contact Kate if you are interested in fundraising on your own or with friends and family or want to find out more about fundraising in memory of someone special.

Community Fundraising Manager

Steph Benson

Steph, our Community Fundraising Manager, works with our wonderful fundraisers to support them with an array of activities, from running and cycling events to family events, group challenges and epic solo feats. Steph also oversees our streaming and gaming supporters and schools programme. She’ll help you get the most out of your fundraising and will help you choose us as your Charity of the Year. 

If you need any support with your fundraising as an individual, group, at school or through streaming and gaming, get in touch with Steph.

Community Fundraising Assistant


Josie works closely with our amazing knitters, who knit items that NICU Nurse Emma sells on her fundraising stall, raising money for sick babies. If you set up a Facebook fundraiser, you’ll hear from Josie, personally thanking you for your support. She supports the rest of the community fundraising team by sending out various resources to our fabulous fundraisers. 

If you’d like to learn more about donating knitted items, contact Josie.

Events Fundraising Team

Senior Events Fundraiser

Stacey Vincent

As our Senior Events Fundraiser, Stacey oversees all our pre-arranged events. She’s the creative hub that dreams up and brings to life new challenges, making sure there’s always an exciting array of events for all ages and abilities. 

You’ll often see Stacey at our events, cheering on our amazing participants and spreading the word about what we do. 

If you have any questions about one of our events, contact Stacey.

Events Fundraiser

Alana Kilbane

Alana stewards our fantastic fundraisers who take on our pre-arranged events. She’s on hand from the moment you sign up with expert advice and guidance, so you never feel unsure about the challenge and how to fundraise. 

She’ll send you out all the resources you need to increase your fundraising, and she’ll be your own personal cheer squad to keep you motivated until the day. 

Once you’ve finished your event, she’ll even send you a personalised certificate with your final amount raised to display proudly at home. Get in touch with Alana to learn more about how to take part in an event. 

Trust Fundraising Team

Trust Fundraising Manager

Gemma Langley

Gemma works with our generous grant-making trusts and foundations who share our vision of making Bristol Children’s Hospital and St Michael’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit the very best they can be.

If your trust or foundation would like to know more about who we are, learn about our latest projects, discuss how you can positively impact your children’s hospitals or organise a visit, get in touch with Gemma.

Trust Fundraising Officer

Ellie Lawrence

Ellie is responsible for aligning us with philanthropists and trusts who share our visionproviding the highest-quality care possible at Bristol Children’s Hospital and St Michael’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She is the touchpoint for many of our wonderful donors who support our projects including Neurorehabilitation Forest School, which allows children to get out of the hospital and enjoy family time and outdoor activities at The Wild Place Project. 

Trust Fundraising Officer

Kirstyn Daniel

Alongside Ellie and the rest of the Trust Fundraising team, Kirstyn builds relationships with our incredible trusts and philanthropists. Among a huge range of projects, Kirstyn has worked with generous donors to provide funding for the vitally important music and play therapy services in Bristol Children’s Hospital’s in-patient cancer ward. 

Individual Giving Team

Senior Individual Giving Executive

Leanna Howe

Leanna is here to support anyone who makes a donation, gives regularly or takes part in our lottery. Most importantly, she’s here to thank you for your generosity. If you’d like more information on how to give as an individual, contact Leanna.