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: ‘Hi there! My name is Kyle Lockhart, I am proud to be the Regional Fundraising Officer for Scotland.
I originally come from the beautiful town of Oban on the West Coast of Scotland (Famed for delicious seafood) and I now live in the vibrant city of Glasgow. I started working for ARUK in Summer of 2017 having just lost a grandparent to Dementia, so I am very passionate about being part of the fightback against this heart-breaking disease.
I love my job as it gives me the opportunity to meet so many inspirational supporters who share our passion for funding more research to ultimately reach our goal.
My working week can vary from working with our amazing fundraising groups across Scotland, providing a presentations to organisations or schools to supporting a local fundraiser with their Peru Machu Picchu Trek.
I travel throughout Scotland, so please do get in touch to see how you can get involved.’
Your local fundraiser is Simon McDermott
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.
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
Your local fundraiser is Matt Clarke
07584 657 587
About me: ‘My name’s Matt and I am proud to be the Regional Fundraiser working with supporters in 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. There has been some amazing fundraising happening throughout the country recently by individuals, community groups and businesses. I would love to hear from you if you are thinking about getting involved with volunteering or fundraising, and I am here to help and support you with anything you are planning.’
My counties are: Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.
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 am here to support anyone wishing to get involved with fundraising or volunteering. Together we can defeat dementia, 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.
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 ARUK, 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 defeat dementia.’
My counties are: Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex.
Your local fundraisers are Katherine Espiritu and Jade Lowe
07990 035 738
About me: Hi everyone! I’m Kat and I’m one of the Regional Fundraising Officers for London.
I started working with ARUK in November 2018 and I’m really excited about the opportunity to help our passionate and dedicated supporters across this amazing city. I have worked in fundraising for over 3 years and my favourite part about this role is that I get to meet and support people like you taking on personal challenges like walks and cycles to organising bake sales and collections to raise money for our vital research.
So, get in touch and help make breakthroughs possible
About me: Hi there! My name is Jade and I’m the Regional Fundraising Officer (RFO) for East London and South East London.
I’ve been with Alzheimer’s Research UK since January 2019 and prior to this have worked in both community fundraising and marketing.
I’m originally from Staffordshire but have lived in London for 6 years now and love it here! I’m really excited to get to know our existing London volunteers and fundraisers, but please do also get in touch if you would like to get involved and join the team – your support makes all the difference and enables us to #MakeBreakthroughsPossible!
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 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: Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, West and East Sussex.
Your local fundraiser is Matt Clarke
07584 657 587
About me: ‘My name’s Matt and I am proud to be the Regional Fundraiser working with supporters in Northern Ireland 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. There has been some amazing fundraising happening throughout the country recently by individuals, community groups and businesses. I would love to hear from you if you are thinking about getting involved with volunteering or fundraising, and I am here to help and support you with anything you are planning.’