From our office in Manchester, MedEquip4Kids is operated on a day-to-day basis by a small team of three full-time and five part-time staff.

Dr Ghazala Baig

Chief Executive

As Chief Executive, Ghazala reports directly to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the operations and strategic direction of the charity.  Her remit includes top-level events and project planning, managing corporate partnerships, setting annual budgets and targets, financial reporting, and staff management.

Evelyn Glarvey

Projects Co-ordinator

Evelyn manages our relationships with the hospitals and mental health teams we support. She provides guidance to medical staff seeking funding, processes  applications, and liaises with suppliers to order the equipment. In addition Evelyn helps to organise many of our events and fundraises in the community.

Janet Cottrell

Office Manager/Committed Giving Administrator

As Office Manager, Janet oversees the day-to-day administration of the charity. This includes managing the database, IT functions, photo library and website, as well as the communications we send out to our regular donors. Janet also uses her design skills to produce our newsletters and event posters.

Catherine North

Hummingbird Project Manager

Catherine manages the funding and development of the Hummingbird Project, our six-week Positive Psychology course to improve mental health and wellbeing in schools.

Ian Platt

Hummingbird Project Lead

Ian designs, delivers and evaluates the Hummingbird Project, our six-week programme of Positive Psychology workshops for primary and secondary students in North West schools. Ian is a PhD student in the psychology department at the University of Bolton and was instrumental in helping us set up the project. He now also mentors and trains new co-ordinators.

Sonia Ebenezer-Bamigbayan

Hummingbird Project Co-ordinator

Sonia delivers the Hummingbird Project, our six-week programme of Positive Psychology workshops, to primary and secondary students in North West schools. She has an extensive background in education both as a teacher and a schools counsellor, and is currently completing her Master’s degree in Counselling and Positive Psychology at the University of Bolton.

Adrian Dewey

Trust Fundraiser

As our trust fundraiser Adrian raises funds for our projects within the hospitals and mental health services we support. They also help to produce content for our social media, newsletters and website.

Debbie Barker

Schools Presenter

As our Schools Presenter, Debbie visits primary schools around the North West to deliver a 20-minute presentation during the school assembly about MedEquip4Kids and our work with local hospitals.  She liaises with the school to collect funds raised by the pupils. Debbie also assists in communicating with our regular supporters who donate by standing order.

Jackie Jones

Finance Administrator

Jackie ensures that the charity’s financial records are kept up-to-date and that donations are processed promptly and entered on our database. She also prepare the annual budgets and assists the Chief Executive in putting together our end-of-year accounts.

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