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Meet the Fundraising Team

The Fundraising Team co-ordinates all philanthropic activity across UCLH. This includes community fundraising, events, and major gift and corporate giving.
The Team is here to support you if you are raising money to support UCLH - please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

Carol Haraldsson, Head of Charitable Giving
Carol Haraldsson, Head of Charitable Giving

Carol Haraldsson

Head of Charitable Giving

Email: carol.haraldsson@nhs.net

Tel: 020 3447 9360

Laura Dowling, Deputy Head of Charitable Giving
Laura Dowling, Deputy Head of Charitable Giving

Laura Dowling

Deputy Head of Charitable Giving

Email: laura.dowling2@nhs.net  Tel: 020 3447 9361

I have worked for UCLH for over seven years in a number of different areas including the UCH Cancer Fund and the National Brain Appeal.  As Deputy Head of Charitable Giving, I am responsible for community fundraising in a number of different areas of UCLH, including University College Hospital, The Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals and the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing.  I love fundraising for a hospital that I was born at and supporting the amazing staff that have always supported me and my family. I take part in a fundraiser every year – last year saw me cycling the Col du Tourmalet, the highest paved pass in the French Pyrenees.

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Ruth Berenblut, Major Donor Manager
Ruth Berenblut, Major Donor Manager

Ruth Berenblut

Major Donor Manager

Email: ruth.berenblut@nhs.net

I joined the fundraising team in 2019, after two years developing fundraising projects for the hospital on a voluntary basis. As Major Donor Manager, my focus is on working with partners to secure high level funding which supports projects across UCLH. I bring a strategic perspective to my role and a host of experience from charities, agencies and government organisations, covering campaigns, communications and events as well as community, trust and major donor fundraising. As a former UCLH patient and relative, I feel privileged to be able to use my professional skills to support the hospital, having experienced first-hand the world class kindness and care which UCLH has to offer.

Louise Davey, Fundraising Manager
Louise Davey, Fundraising Manager

Louise Davey

Fundraising Manager

Email: louise.davey@nhs.net  Tel: 020 3447 7736

I started at UCLH Charity as Fundraising Manager in 2019 after six years working in similar roles at other charities.   Prior to being a fundraiser I was a frontline worker, predominantly in the homeless sector in the Boroughs of Camden and Islington.  My fundraising is carried out across a number of areas including University College Hospital, The Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals and the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing.  As well as developing opportunities for fundraising  in the hospitals, I am also currently developing a strategy for reaching out to the local community to encourage involvement and support.  I love working for UCLH Charity. The job is varied and exciting and I enjoy getting involved  in a variety of activities from awareness stands in the hospitals to organising the annual Carol Concert.

Matea Divkovic, Fundraising Project Manager
Matea Divkovic, Fundraising Project Manager

Matea Divkovic

Fundraising Project Manager

Email: matea.divkovic@nhs.net Tel: 020 3447 9361

I have enjoyed being part of the UCLH Charity fundraising team since joining as the team administrator in 2018 which involved supporting fundraising events and awareness days and managing our volunteers. All this helped me gain valuable knowledge and prepared me for my current role where I am responsible for a wide range of projects, most recently a new database which will help us stay connected with our fantastic supporters. I am happy to be able to support such an amazing hospital trust, known for its patient care, excellent education and world class research.

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Fundraising Manager, Cancer Fund
Fundraising Manager, Cancer Fund

Molly Marks

Fundraising Manager

Email: molly.marks@nhs.net

Tel: 020 3447 7737

Nazmin Aktar, Fundraising Administrator
Nazmin Aktar, Fundraising Administrator

Nazmin Aktar

Fundraising Administrator

Email: nazmin.aktar@nhs.net

Tel: 020 3447 9361

Fundraising Manager, Haematology Cancer Care (HCC)
Fundraising Manager, Haematology Cancer Care (HCC)

Sara Goldman

Fundraising Manager, Haematology Cancer Care

Email: sara.goldman@nhs.net  Tel: 020 3447 9526

I have over 30 years’ experience in fundraising, 25 of which have been here at UCLH! I head Haematology Cancer Care, (HCC)  which brings together patients and staff to help our haematology service deliver transformational treatment and personalised care at UCLH. Our strong community of patients, families, supporters and staff raise funds for the haematology unit through fundraising activities and events. Uniquely, HCC is run by senior clinical staff working closely with all haematology teams and patients ensuring donations make a significant impact on the services here at UCLH - because of this my role is incredibly rewarding!

Simon Tolhurst, Fundraiser, Haematology Cancer Care (HCC)
Simon Tolhurst, Fundraiser, Haematology Cancer Care (HCC)

Simon Tolhurst

Fundraiser, Haematology Cancer Care

Email: simon.tolhurst@nhs.net

Tel: 020 3447 9526

Sam Coombs

Head of Communications, UCLH Charity

Email: sam.coombs2@nhs.net Tel: 030 3447 2417

I have worked in NHS communications for over 25 years and have extensive experience in internal communications, online communications, event management, marketing, media relations and public relations. I am currently seconded as Head of Communications at UCLH Charity from the Trust's communications team where I am responsible for telling the story of how the Charity supports our incredible staff and enhances patient care across print, online and media channels.

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