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Meet The Team

Fundraising Team

Westie… The Mascot!

I joined the cancer charity in July 2015 and made it my mission to spread some ‘Westie love’ amongst patients and supporters of the cancer charity.
I like to dance and my favourite hobby is to spend time with the people who are making a big difference to cancer services across our region! Look out for me at charity events or visiting the wards at Weston Park Hospital, where I’ll be spreading some Westie joy to those who need it the most!
Don’t be alarmed by my quietness- a little Westie with lots of Wisdom once told me… ‘The quiet ones have the loudest minds’.
Samantha Kennedy

Samantha Kennedy – Charity Director

I’ve worked in the charity sector for almost twenty years having held a range of national and local fundraising positions for organisations which include Barnardo’s, Age UK and The Prince’s Trust.
I joined Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity in September 2013 following seven years at The Prince’s Trust. Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity is unique. So many people feel so grateful to Weston Park Hospital for the excellent care received by them or their loved ones they are keen to support our charity.
It is incredibly humbling and inspiring to meet on a daily basis so many fundraisers who will go to great lengths through extraordinary means to raise vital funds for our charity.
As Director of the charity I feel a great responsibility to ensure we are investing these funds as effectively as possible in projects within the hospital and with our partners in the wider cancer network to support more families to stay together, now and in the future.
Tina Harrison

Tina Harrison – Deputy Director

I have worked in charity fundraising for over 20 years and joined the team in October 2012. 

I feel privileged and proud to work for such a wonderful cause. Weston Park Hospital touches the lives of so many people in South Yorkshire and beyond and we are very fortunate to have these first class facilities on our doorstep.
I hope I can make a difference in helping to raise funds so one day we can find a cure and eradicate this horrendous disease. Email Tina
Catherine Rhone

Catherine Rhone - Deputy Director

I joined the team in 2005 and never looked back! I feel very privileged to work here at the Cancer Charity.

Seeing the difference the money raised makes is incredibly motivating, as is meeting our wonderful supporters. Weston Park Hospital is very well respected and I am proud to represent it. 

Helen Gentle

Helen Gentle - Fundraising Manager

I joined the Cancer Charity in 2010 and now enjoy working as part of the fundraising team. I’m constantly amazed and humbled by the lengths our wonderful supporters go to in order to raise vital funds.
I feel privileged to be able to see first hand the big difference their fantastic support makes to the lives of patients at the hospital.  Email Helen
Sarah CrossSarah Cross

Sarah Cross - Fundraiser

It is great to be part of the fantastic fundraising team for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.
I started in 2011 and feel privileged to work for such a well supported and inspirational charity. I am overwhelmed by the lengths our supporters go to and the interesting fundraising ideas they come up with!

Jade Hearsum - Community Fundraiser

I feel so privileged to be part of the team and to see first-hand the difference the hospital makes to people’s lives.
I am overwhelmed every single day by the generosity and commitment from the community to support our cause and I can’t thank them enough for all they do. I am so proud to represent Weston Park and to be part of a charity that is making such a difference.
Paul Knight

Paul Knight - Information Systems Manager

I joined the Cancer Charity in 2010 after working in the charity sector for a number of years.
I have been amazed at not only the work done here at the hospital, but also by the wonderful people involved. It truly is a great cause and to see the difference the charity makes is incredible.

Email Paul
 Cassie Melluish

Cassie Melluish - PR & Marketing Officer

I joined the charity in November 2012 working as a PR & Marketing Officer.
Since joining, I have never looked back, and am continually overwhelmed by the sheer kindness and dedication of our supporters. It is my pleasure to be part of raising the profile of the charity nationwide and highlighting the wonderful work which is conducted both, within the hospital and charity, on a daily basis.

Email Cassie

Jane Lawcock - Finance Officer

I joined the charity as a volunteer in November 2007 and became a permanent member of staff in the admin team in February 2008.

I too was not allowed to escape! Email Jane

Anne Price

Anne Price - Finance Officer

Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity is a cause close to my heart, as my husband has been a patient at the hospital since 1998.

I joined the Charity in November 2009, and continue to be uplifted by the wonderful support the charity receives.

Email Anne


Darren Hayes - Business Development Manager

I first became involved with the charity in 2007 after I was treated for testicular cancer. I started  fundraising and was honoured to be asked to become a Patron. I have since been involved in many projects with the charity that has given me an insight into the work done at the hospital and the money required by the charity each year to achieve these projects.

The charity became a passion of mine over the years and I am now delighted to have joined as Business development Manager. Email Darren

Charlotte Whittaker - Administrator


I joined the charity in 2015 as an Administrator and I am amazed at how much support the charity receives from its supporters and fundraisers.

I hope that I can make a difference and raise the profile of the fantastic work that the charity does.

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