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Meet the Team

Meet the Fundraising Team! They are always on hand to offer advice and support you with your fundraising event, donations, or projects. You can get in touch by calling 03000 27 40 40 or emailing

Fundraising Team

Louise Gurney (Community Fundraising and Events Development Manager)

‘Fundraising Maestro’ Louise manages our community fundraising including, schools and youth programmes, collections, in-memory giving as well as our challenge events programme. She’s experienced fundraising from all sides, having volunteered with the Scouts for five-years before kick-starting her career in the industry in 2013. High-flyer Louise loves to spend her downtime attending aerial classes and chilling out with her dogs in the garden.

Sarah Caldwell (Community Fundraiser-Events)

‘Fundraising Fanatic’ Sarah is your go to person for all things events. Before starting her role as Community Fundraiser, Sarah had supported Cransley Hospice Trust for 8 years, hosting her own FUNdraising events. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys meeting friends and family for dinner, going to the cinema with her partner and most importantly, spending time with her cats!

Rebecca Patenall (Community Fundraiser)

Rebecca is our ‘Community Champion’ fundraiser, helping the community to come together to raise funds for Cransley Hospice Trust.  She previously worked in advertising and has fundraised for schools up and down the country.  Rebecca enjoys spending quality time with family and friends and loves to travel.

Jacqueline Cheung (Marketing Manager)

‘Marketing Guru’ Jax worked for several high-profile consumer brands before moving across to the charity sector in 2018. She loves the challenge of working in a small team and enjoys seeing the difference her efforts make every day. Away from her desk, adventuring in the outdoors with her husband, two young children and elderly golden retriever keep her busy!

Jenine Rees (Marketing Manager)

Jenine is a marketing whizz with a wealth of experience working on international, national, and local brands. Jenine supports the development and implementation of the fundraising, marketing and communications strategy, working with the senior management team to create, develop and deliver plans to increase income and supporter growth.

Jenine thrives on the challenges and variety of the work at Cransley, where she loves making a difference for such a worthwhile and important charity.

Outside of her professional life, Jenine loves spending time in the great outdoors with her two furry companions. When she’s not exploring, she cherishes moments with friends and family, catching up and sharing life’s adventures.

Rebecca Cave (Digital Marketing Executive)

‘Digital Dynamo’ Beckie is our social media expert. With a professional qualification from The Chartered Institute of Marketing, she brings a passion for people, innovation, and creativity to the table.

Recently completing her photography course at Tresham Collage, Beckie is also our in-house photographer.

Outside of work, Beckie is an avid yoga enthusiast, pilates pro, and dedicated runner.

Operations Team

Philip Talbot (Chief Executive)

Philip is an experienced CEO and advisor in the voluntary sector.

With a background in business management and development across a range of sectors including oil and gas and the synthetic sports infrastructure, Philip moved into the voluntary sector fifteen years ago, transforming a Midlands based charity into a key partner with the health and social care sector, focused on delivering prevention and early intervention programmes and holding representative roles on integrated care, economic and social influencing bodies.

Philip joined Cransley Hospice Trust in 2021 and has focused on leading CHT out of the pandemic and influencing the development of modern hospice care services across North Northamptonshire.

Rachel Herrick (Director of Income Generation and Communications)

Rachel joined the charity sector in 2003 following a career in sales and marketing. She joined Macmillan Cancer Support in 2003 and remained with the charity until December 2019. During her time with Macmillan, she held a number of roles including; Corporate Development Manager, Head of Regional Fundraising East Midlands & North of England and most recently working with the Philanthropy team as Senior Philanthropy Manager building relationships and developing support from individuals and trusts with the ability to give gifts of £1million+.

Before joining Cransley Hospice Trust in April Rachel worked on an interim basis with Teenage Cancer Trust as Head of Community Relationships for the Central and SW & Wales regions.

Rubi Hussain (Finance Administrator)

‘Finance Whizz’ Rubi has been part of the fundraising team since 2013. She loves to play detective ensuring that incoming donations are recorded correctly and enjoys working with our incredible volunteers. A volunteer herself, she spends her spare time helping various local animal-welfare charities and looking after her extensive furry-family of six cats and seven dogs!

Victoria Gray (Head of Service Development and Innovation)

After 24 years in nursing, and 10 years of working in Complex Care and Palliative and End of Life Care (PEoLC) Victoria joined Cransley Hospice Trust and Cynthia Spencer Hospice Charity as Head of Service Development and Innovation.  Her responsibilities within this role ensure partnership working with the Integrated Care board, oversight of the quality and performance of PEoLC services, clinical consultancy, strategic oversight, contracting and commissioning.

As a mum of three, Victoria has a very busy family life outside work! When time allows Victoria enjoys cardio and strength training, being outside, watching Formula 1 and anything involving music.

Caroline Imoesiri (Palliative and End of Life Project Co-ordinator)

Caroline joined the team in 2024.  After working within the corporate project management space for 20 years, she decided to explore opportunities to merge project management with social impact and champion meaningful outcomes.


Scott Mulligan (Finance Manager)

Scott is a qualified and experienced Chartered Certified Accountant with a varied business background at senior level predominantly within Financial Services. In these roles he has led numerous teams, developed & maintained robust controls whilst improving management information within a constantly changing environment.

Scott has an interest in all forms of sport, but his passion is hockey. He is a level 2 England Hockey coach, level 1 Umpire and Head Coach for Kettering Hockey Club. He spends most weekends either umpiring or watching hockey.

This is Scott’s first venture into the charitable sector and he is delighted to be working for the Trust, feeling a personal connection with the hospice after the team provided exceptional care to close members of his family.

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