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.

Catherine North

Fundraising and Communications Manager/ Hummingbird Project Manager

Catherine oversees the fundraising team and the charity’s communications.  She also manages the funding and development of the Hummingbird Project.

Hayden Cowap

Corporate Fundraiser

Hayden researches, develops and manages corporate partnerships with local and national businesses, including sponsorship and grants from major corporate foundations. He plans and implements our programme of challenge events, offering team-building and profile-raising opportunities for companies.

Evelyn Glarvey

Project Coordinator

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.

Daire Comac Gilhooly

Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser

Daire’s key role is applying for grants from small-to-medium sized charitable trusts and foundations to fund our projects in hospitals and mental health services.  He also helps to write content for social media, newsletters, appeals and the website.

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.

Ian Platt

Hummingbird Project Lead

Ian is a PhD student in the psychology department at the University of Bolton. Supported by a team of volunteers, Ian delivers the Hummingbird Project workshops to primary and secondary schools in Greater Manchester and Cheshire, as well as evaluating its effectiveness and publishing the results in journals.

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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