Thursday 8th March 2018
Kate has been at Teenage Cancer Trust for almost a decade after joining in 2009 as Head of Regional Fundraising, and becoming Director of Fundraising and Marketing in 2013.
In that time, Kate has guided us through significant income growth and major milestones, such as securing a 5-year, £5m partnership with Aldi, a successful bid to be the official charity partner of the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon, and leading us into our 18th year of annual fundraising gigs at the Royal Albert Hall.
Kate provided vital leadership through the overwhelming public response to Stephen Sutton’s incredible story, which captured people’s imagination across the world. The £5.6m and counting is the most an individual has ever raised for Teenage Cancer Trust, and Kate continues to passionately ensure Stephen’s legacy has the greatest possible impact for young people with cancer.
On her new role, Kate said:
As someone who is passionate about making sure the needs of young people are not ignored, I’ve always been exceptionally proud of Teenage Cancer Trust and our role making sure young people with cancer have the best treatment, care and support as they face cancer. My passion and belief in the support we provide to young people with cancer is a strong now as it was on day one and it’s an honour to work with people who share that passion.
“We have important work to do at a time when income is challenging and the world is changing, but I am very optimistic about the enormous difference we will continue to make. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity that provides specialised nursing and emotional support for young people with cancer, but currently we don’t have enough nurses. We need to continue raising money so that we can be there for every young person who needs us, and I’m proud to lead us on that journey.”
David Hoare, Chair of the Board of Trustees, commented: “Kate has made an incredible impact in her time at Teenage Cancer Trust. The recruitment panel was impressed by her vision for the future, as well as her passion for keeping young people with cancer at the heart of our work. We have no doubt that she will be a strong and inspiring leader and that the charity, will thrive under her leadership. I’d also like to thank Kate’s predecessor, Siobhan Dunn, for the amazing job she did as CEO, and wish her the very best for the future.”