Lee Newman - Head of Regional Fundraising
To find a cure for type 1 would make such a difference to so many people - I would be very proud to have played some part in making that happen. When I'm not entertaining my two sons playing with trains, dinosaurs or being a superhero I enjoy listening to electronic music and visiting art galleries.
Catriona Armstrong - Fundraising Development Manager (Scotland)
My partner was diagnosed nearly 10 years ago with type 1 and a cure would mean everything to us. I can’t wait for the day when everyone living with type 1 can throw away their insulin pumps/pens and forget about carb counting and never look back! I’m a qualified gymnastics coaching assistant.
Elspeth Campbell - Senior Regional Fundraiser (Scotland)
As the mother of a son with type 1 diabetes, I am inspired by all the amazing research which has brought us closer to a world without type 1 and by the progress in technology which does so much to help people living with the condition. I am proud to be part of an organisation which plays a major role in the search for a cure and to be able to make a contribution to something that would mean so much to our family and thousands of others throughout the world.
Carol Kennedy - Regional Fundraiser (Scotland)
Having been a volunteer for five years I understand and respect what JDRF are doing to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. I feel very lucky to have two beautiful daughters who do not have type 1. This is my chance to help others less fortunate.
Holly Davies - Fundraising Development Manager (South, East, London & Special Events)
I have type 1, diagnosed in 1997. A cure would mean an end to the constant thinking, adjusting, calculating, measuring, worrying stress that is a part of every person with type 1's life. My blood glucose control was never so good as when I was pregnant with my son.
Ellie Wood - Senior Regional Fundraiser (London)
After working for other charities, coming to JDRF and working with such a passionate and dedicated team, many of whom have type 1 or a close link to it, continues to be a fantastic experience. This passion is mirrored by our amazing supporters who continually strive to help us make a difference and find a cure.
Danniella Manton - Regional Fundraiser (London)
I first came to JDRF in 2017 as a student placement volunteer with the South team in my final year at university. I enjoyed it so much that I jumped at the opportunity to come back to be a permanent member of the SEL team. Since being at JDRF, a close relative has been diagnosed with type 1, their resilience pushes me to create the best event that I can and empower our incredible supporters.
Nicole Gerrard - Senior Regional Fundraiser (South)
JDRF is a really special charity. It's a genuine pleasure to come to work and know that what I do is making a difference to those living with or supporting someone with type 1. Outside of work I'm at my happiest when i'm sitting in the sunshine at festivals with my family.
Sue Perrin - Regional Fundraiser (South)
JDRF's fabulous supporters are a dedicated bunch, and I love hearing about some of the completely crazy things they do to raise funds because finding the cure is the most important thing to them. I’m looking forward to joining in their celebrations one day.
Jess Broad - Special Events Manager
Whilst I do not have a personal connection to type 1, working at JDRF has shown me the impact of the condition on those living with type 1 as well as their families. I have met so many passionate and dedicated supporters who inspire me to do my job. I am proud to work for an organisation that is funding such incredible research with the aim to find the cure.
Danni Hitchins - Special Events Fundraiser
I love working in a team that is so committed to finding the cure for type 1. Since joining JDRF in 2018, I have met so many wonderful people who inspire me every day. It is hugely rewarding to know that we really are making a difference to those living with type 1. Outside of work I enjoy keeping active in the gym or training for my next challenge.
Hannah Taylor - Special Events Fundraiser
I have been passionate about events since I was 16, so now getting to work with such a fantastic events calendar is wonderful. It is an exciting time for the Special Events team now that we are a full team, working with everyone else to one day find a cure for type 1.
Bernie Carranza - Regional Fundraiser (Midlands)
The energy of both our staff team and supporters is incredible and it's wonderful to work for such a passionate and driven charity. I love to be able to throw myself into JDRF fundraising events and support our midlands fundraisers with their challenges, all to fund our mission to cure type 1 diabetes.
Miranda Burdett - Regional Fundraiser (Wales)
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2013, and am delighted to be working for JDRF as a fundraiser. I am in awe of the innovative research that is currently being funded by our fabulous supporters. My two guinea pigs, Pecan and Pepper, keep me company in work as I am home-based!
Jude Hughes - Senior Regional Fundraiser (North West)
Following the diagnosis of my twins Amelie and Albie with type 1, I have been passionate about fundraising and finding a cure. They are so happy I am now working for JDRF as they think I will be the one finding the cure! I have recently taken up triathlons, and love a challenge.
Luan Roberts - Head of Challenge and Sports
JDRF is a wonderful charity to work for, and I feel privileged to be a part of a fantastic team that are working tirelessly to find a cure. It would mean changing the lives of so many people and I want to help in any way by raising money through the running events I manage.
Tom Borrett - High Value Partnerships Executive - Corporate
I am extremely proud to work for an organisation that is committed to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. In my role I identify and account manage corporate partners who contribute and also benefit from the amazing work that we carry out at JDRF.
Allan Sutherland - Head of Corporate and Trusts
I am delighted to be at JDRF and am inspired by the amazing work that JDRF does and the extraordinary life changing research we fund. I am very lucky to be able to work with our supporters around fundraising and find out about the ways JDRF makes a difference to those living with type 1. I am a slow but enthusiastic runner and swim outdoors on Hampstead Heath most days, whatever the weather and water temperature.
Lucy Mason Pearson - High Value Partnerships Manager - New Business
It is very motivating to work with the corporate sector and explore how JDRF can partner with companies in a way that benefits both sides. We have some great partnerships that are helping to raise vital funds for JDRF in our fight towards a world without type 1. I am pug mad and love walking my two black pug dogs.
Fiorenzo Cecere - High Value Partnerships Administrator
I am hugely privileged and proud to be working for JDRF, who are doing amazing work day in, day out, to try to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Film is my first love; cinema is practically my second home. My other interests include writing, reading, etc. My guilty pleasure is supporting the worst football team in London: Tottenham Hotspur!
Hayley Perez - Head of Individual Giving
I’ve seen first-hand the impact type 1 diabetes can have and I know the best way to help is through research. It’s great to be part of the JDRF team, working together to find the cure that will change so many lives.