Get in touch with your local fundraiser

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 Kyle Lockhart

07760 884 529

About me: I’m Kyle, I live in Glasgow and I am the RFO for Scotland. I started working with ARUK in April 2017 and I am really enjoying it. I am looking forward to working with supporters across Scotland and raising funds for ARUK.’

Your local fundraiser is Gillian Edwards

07500 222 863

About me: ‘I’m Gill and I cover the North West, and live in beautiful Cheshire (famous for housewives and cats). I love my job, working with the amazing, inspirational and resilient people of the North West. I am truly humbled to work with people who have such a passion for furthering and funding more research to ultimately reach our end goal. The North West is fabulous, vibrant major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Chester and Lancaster – stunning scenery in the Lake District and of course who can forget the iconic Blackpool Tower!’

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

Your local fundraiser is Claire Priestwood

07799 902 428

About me: ‘As the first Regional Fundraising Officer for Alzheimer’s Research UK it’s wonderful to have seen the team grow over the last three years. My area covers the North East of England including Yorkshire, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland. I find the role very rewarding and its great to work with a variety of supporters from individuals, businesses, community groups and volunteers all doing their bit to help us defeat dementia. Every day is different and I couldn’t ever imagine doing anything else!’

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

Your local fundraiser is Matt Clarke

07584 657 587

About me: ‘My name’s Matt and I am proud to be the Regional Fundraiser here in the East Midlands for Alzheimer’s Research UK. I have been with ARUK since the summer of 2016 and prior to this have worked in fundraising and charities for over 13 years. In this role I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with some inspirational individuals and organisations who have been supporting our work in all sorts of different ways. I enjoy getting out and meeting with supporters in the diverse region from the Peak District in the West, the cities in the central area over to the coastal towns on the east coast!’

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

Your local fundraiser is Zoe Baggott

07469 852 501

About me: Hi everyone! I’m Zoe and I have been with Alzheimer’s Research UK since March 2016. I have a scientific background and am extremely passionate about the benefits of science and the need for more research into dementia. I love the varied life of a regional fundraiser and being able to help our dedicated and inspirational supporters. It is an honour for me to work for such an incredibly focussed and committed charity and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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 nation who support each other. Let’s fly the flag for Wales and beat dementia!

My county is: Wales.

We are currently recruiting for this position.
To get in touch about events happening in your area please contact our Central fundraising team on 0300 111 5333

Central region counties are: Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Your local fundraiser is Jess Sayer

07789 006 929

About me: ‘I’m Jess and I live in Norwich and have been working at Alzheimer’s Research UK since October 2014 and I absolutely love working for the charity! Every day is different; from supporting fundraisers with sponsored walks, bake sales and fun days, to organising skydiving days to presenting on how we are determined to defeat dementia. I love travelling across my region meeting people from the beautiful North Norfolk coast, right down to the charming Southend-on-sea and everything in between.’

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

Your local fundraiser is Christie Hyland

07760 884 258

About me: ‘My name is Christie and I am the Regional Fundraising Officer for London here at ARUK. I absolutely love working across my home town of London, and truly believe it is one of the most exciting cities in the world – no two days are the same! My working week can vary from supporting a local cake bake, sharing information about ARUK and how we plan to defeat dementia at presentations and shows, to cheering our amazing supporters on at one of the great sporting events our capital city has to offer, Virgin Money London Marathon always being a firm favourite! Alzheimer’s Research UK is a charity I am extremely proud to work for and I absolutely love working with all of our incredible supporters.’

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

Your local fundraiser is Rebecca Futrall

07867 938 457

About me:I joined ARUK in November 2015 and I feel so lucky to be part of such an incredibly passionate and hardworking team. I love supporting all the inspiring individuals, groups and companies across the South East and I use my 14 years of experience working in the charity sector to help them achieve the best they can! We are so lucky to have a great relationship with the research team in Southampton who are there to show us exactly how our supporters efforts make such a difference!’

My counties are: Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, West and East Sussex.

To get in touch about events happening in Northern Ireland please contact our Central fundraising team on 0300 111 5333