In need of fundraising tips, ideas & inspiration? Meet our regional team!

Alzheimer’s Research UK have a fantastic team of regional fundraisers who are based across the UK. Each of our regional officers manage and live in their regions and are here to support you with your fundraising.

They are here to help you, so get in touch with your local fundraiser below.


Your local fundraiser is Stacy Rowan

07501 752 869

About me: 'I’m Stacy, the Regional Fundraising Officer for Scotland. I live in the beautiful Midlothian countryside.

I feel very privileged to join the team of such an amazing charity and am very excited to work with our inspired and dedicated supporters and volunteers in Scotland in fighting this heart-breaking disease.

Before joining ARUK I managed the Scotland region for a medical research charity and a cancer & palliative care charity. I also have over eleven years within event management. I love supporting and guiding our amazing supporters and volunteers, developing fundraising opportunities and managing events.

I travel throughout Scotland so whether you have a fundraising idea or simply don’t know where to start just get in touch and we can have a chat about how you can get involved!

Let’s make breakthroughs possible in dementia research, together.

North West

Your local fundraiser is Simon McDermott

07796 406620

About me: 'I’m Simon and I’m the Regional Fundraiser for the North West.

My father was diagnosed with dementia in 2013 and I’m passionate about helping to find a cure for this illness so that other families like ours won’t have to go through what we’ve gone through. I’m based in Blackburn, have a background in digital fundraising, and I’m looking forward to supporting people across the North West who want to help find a cure for this condition.

Whatever you are – individual, group, company or organisation and want to help make a difference – please get in touch and let’s see what we can do!

My counties are: Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Isle of Man and Cheshire.

North East

Your local fundraiser is Claire Priestwood

07799 902 428

About me: 'I’m Claire and I joined ARUK in August 2015 and I feel so lucky to be part of such an incredibly passionate and hardworking team.

My area covers the wonderful and picturesque North East area of England including Yorkshire, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland.

I love supporting all the inspiring individuals, groups and companies across the region and I use my 15 years of experience working in the charity sector to help them achieve the best they can. Every day is different and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else!'

My counties are: Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Cleveland, Humberside, North Yorkshire, West and South Yorkshire

East Midlands

Your local fundraiser is Naomi Walters

01223 827 684

About me: Hello! I’m Naomi, the Regional Fundraiser for the East Midlands.

I feel so proud to be part of such an incredible charity, and lucky to be able to support our fundraisers and volunteers across the East Midlands. It’s so inspiring to meet individuals, community groups and businesses who are helping us get one step closer to a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.

If you’d like to support Alzheimer’s Research UK, please do get in touch as I’d love to hear from you!

My counties are: Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland.


Your local fundraiser is Bernie Carranza

About me:

'Hello! I’m Bernie, the Regional Fundraising Officer for the West Midlands.

I started with ARUK in March 2020 after previously working in a mixture of fundraising and PR. I’m incredibly passionate about the work
Alzheimer’s Research UK are doing. Having a close connection to Alzheimer’s myself, I am extremely motivated to drive forwards with our research into
causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure.

I live in Birmingham and am a born and bred Brummie. When I’m not telling you that we have more canals than Venice, I’ll be planning visits
with my cocker spaniels or planning my next travel adventure.

Whether you have a fully fledged fundraising plan or just know you want to get involved, I’d love to hear from you. It’s always wonderful to meet fantastic supporters and chat about your next idea!

Together we can make breakthroughs possible.'

My counties are: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire.


Your local fundraiser is Ceri Smith

07500 602 675

About me: Hi I’m Ceri, I live in the beautiful south Wales valleys and I am the RFO for Wales.

I am one of the newest officers to join the fundraising team and I feel very privileged to be part of Alzheimer’s Research UK.

My family and I have a personal experience of supporting a loved one through the many difficult day to day and emotional challenges of dementia. So I am very passionate about being part of the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Before joining ARUK I worked in the charity sector and have over 10 years’ experience of working as a community development officer supporting volunteers, providing advice and guidance for funding opportunities and arranging events.

I am incredibly proud to be Welsh, I am lucky to be part of such strong traditional communities and we are a nation who support each other. Let’s fly the flag for Wales and make breakthroughs possible!


Your local fundraiser is Lindsay Gray

07909 901 840

About me: Hi, I’m Lindsay, the Regional Fundraising Officer for Central England!

It is a privilege to work with so many inspiring and dedicated fundraisers across the region, all doing wonderful things to raise money for vital research.

If you’d like to fundraise for Alzheimer's Research UK, please do get in touch as I’d love to hear from you!

My counties are: Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.


Your local fundraiser is Holly Noon

07741 556 564

About me: 'I’m Holly and I live in Norwich.

I’ve been with Alzheimer’s Research UK since February 2018, and I’m enjoying meeting all of our incredible supporters across the East!

Every day is different here, from supporting our amazing regional corporates to reach their fundraising targets to helping our supporters make their fundraising event the best it can be.

Cake sales, dress-down days, skydives – all of our incredible supporters are working toward the same goal: to make breakthroughs possible.'

My counties are: Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex.

London East

Your local fundraiser is Sean Forshaw

About me:

I’m Sean and I’m the Regional Fundraising Officer for East London. I’m originally from the North West, but I have recently relocated to London.
I stared at ARUK in March 2020; my previous experience within the charity sector is in the world of student fundraising. I’m now excited to bring this into all aspects of fundraising for this incredible charity!

ARUK is an inspiring organisation, which I am proud to be a part of. The many projects we fund are making huge steps to improve the lives of people with dementia and get us closer to bringing about a life changing dementia treatment by 2025.

I’m excited to meet more supporters and people who are passionate about helping us to achieve our goal of a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.

Please get in touch if you want to get involved!

London West

Your local fundraiser is Lucy Haines

07990 035 738

About me: I’m Lucy and I’m the Regional Fundraising Officer for West London.

I live in Brixton in South London and I’m originally from Colchester.

I’m really excited to be working within such a great team at such a brilliant charity. I’m looking forward to getting out and about meeting our supporters and learning about the amazing things they do to help make breakthroughs possible in dementia research.

This is my first fundraising role. I was inspired by the incredible work that was being done at my previous company to raise money for various charities. Being a part of that compelled me to take the leap into fundraising full time!

The number of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease is overwhelming, so I'm honoured to be working to support such a great cause.

South West

Your local fundraiser is James Warren

07788 279 891

About me: I’ve worked for ARUK since October 2016 and can honestly say it’s the most rewarding job I have ever had.

I love looking after our supporters in the South West because they inspire me every day.

Whether they are doing a husky trail, trekking mountains, running and cycling incredible distances or baking the best cakes, I am incredibly proud of them and it’s a privilege to have their support.

My counties are: Avon, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

South East

Your local fundraiser is Georgi Welch

07867 938 457

About me: ‘Hello I am Georgi the Regional Fundraiser for the South East; I started working at ARUK in January 2018 having worked in the charity sector for the last nine years.

The South East region is such an exciting place to work with such diverse communities and opportunity to work together from schools, colleges, community groups and businesses.

I have a passion for building relationships that are mutually beneficial and ensuring supporters have fun whilst raising valuable funds to help us with our vision of a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.

In my spare time I love to run and will be seen in my Team ARUK vest this year at many events across the country including The Great South and for the first time The Great North Run.

I am proud to work for such an incredible organisation with such a great team and mission. Please contact me.

My counties are: Surrey, Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

Please contact to speak to us about fundraising in Kent and Sussex.

Northern Ireland

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