In need of fundraising tips, ideas & inspiration? Meet our regional team!

Alzheimer’s Research UK have a fantastic team of regional fundraisers who are based across the UK. Each of our regional officers manage and live in their regions and are here to support you with your fundraising.

They are here to help you, so get in touch with your local fundraiser below.


Your local fundraiser is Stacy Rowan

07501 752 869

About me: 'I’m Stacy, the Regional Fundraising Officer for Scotland. I live in the beautiful Midlothian countryside.

I feel very privileged to join the team of such an amazing charity and am very excited to work with our inspired and dedicated supporters and volunteers in Scotland in fighting this heart-breaking disease.

Before joining ARUK I managed the Scotland region for a medical research charity and a cancer & palliative care charity. I also have over eleven years within event management. I love supporting and guiding our amazing supporters and volunteers, developing fundraising opportunities and managing events.

I travel throughout Scotland so whether you have a fundraising idea or simply don’t know where to start just get in touch and we can have a chat about how you can get involved!

Let’s make breakthroughs possible in dementia research, together.

North West

Your local fundraiser is Simon McDermott

07796 406620

About me: 'I’m Simon and I’m the Regional Fundraiser for the North West.

My father was diagnosed with dementia in 2013 and I’m passionate about helping to find a cure for this illness so that other families like ours won’t have to go through what we’ve gone through. I’m based in Blackburn, have a background in digital fundraising, and I’m looking forward to supporting people across the North West who want to help find a cure for this condition.

Whatever you are – individual, group, company or organisation and want to help make a difference – please get in touch and let’s see what we can do!

My counties are: Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Isle of Man and Cheshire.

North East

Your local fundraiser is Claire Priestwood

07799 902 428

About me: 'I’m Claire and I joined ARUK in August 2015 and I feel so lucky to be part of such an incredibly passionate and hardworking team. My area covers the wonderful and picturesque North East area of England including Yorkshire, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland. I love supporting all the inspiring individuals, groups and companies across the region and I use my 15 years of experience working in the charity sector to help them achieve the best they can. Every day is different and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else!'

My counties are: Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Cleveland, Humberside, North Yorkshire, West and South Yorkshire

East Midlands

Your local fundraiser is Kyle Lockhart

07760 884 529

About me:Hi there! My name is Kyle Lockhart, I am proud to be the Regional Fundraising Officer for East Midlands.

I originally come from the beautiful town of Oban on the West Coast of Scotland (Famed for delicious seafood) and I now live in the vibrant city of Leeds. I started working for ARUK in Summer of 2017 having just lost a grandparent to Alzheimer’s, so I am very passionate about being part of the fightback against this heart-breaking disease.

I love my job as it gives me the opportunity to meet so many inspirational supporters who share our passion for funding more research to ultimately reach our goal.

My working week can vary from working with our amazing fundraising groups, providing a presentations to organisations or schools to supporting a local fundraiser with their Machu Picchu Trek.

I travel throughout the East Midlands, so please do get in touch to see how you can get involved.

My counties are: Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.


Please contact to speak to us about fundraising in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire


Your local fundraiser is Ceri Smith

07500 602 675

About me: Hi I’m Ceri, I live in the beautiful south Wales valleys and I am the RFO for Wales. I am one of the newest officers to join the fundraising team and I feel very privileged to be part of Alzheimer’s Research UK. My family and I have a personal experience of supporting a loved one through the many difficult day to day and emotional challenges of dementia. So I am very passionate about being part of the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Before joining ARUK I worked in the charity sector and have over 10 years’ experience of working as a community development officer supporting volunteers, providing advice and guidance for funding opportunities and arranging events.

I am incredibly proud to be Welsh, I am lucky to be part of such strong traditional communities and we are nation who support each other. Let’s fly the flag for Wales and beat dementia!


Your local fundraiser is Lindsay Gray

07909 901 840

About me: Hi, I’m Lindsay, the Regional Fundraising Officer for Central England! It is a privilege to work with so many inspiring and dedicated fundraisers across the region, all doing wonderful things to raise money for vital research. If you’d like to fundraise for ARUK, please do get in touch as I’d love to hear from you!

My counties are: Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.


Your local fundraiser is Holly Noon

07741 556 564

About me: 'I’m Holly and I live in Norwich. I’ve been with Alzheimer’s Research UK since February 2018, and I’m enjoying meeting all of our incredible supporters across the East! Every day is different here, from supporting our amazing regional corporates to reach their fundraising targets to helping our supporters make their fundraising event the best it can be. Cake sales, dress-down days, skydives – all of our incredible supporters are working toward the same goal: to defeat dementia.'

My counties are: Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex.


Your local fundraiser is Lucy Haines

07990 035 738

About me: I’m Lucy and I’m the Regional Fundraising Officer for West London.

I live in Brixton in South London and I’m originally from Colchester. I’m really excited to be working within such a great team at such a brilliant charity. I’m looking forward to getting out and about meeting our supporters and learning about the amazing things they do to help make breakthroughs possible in dementia research.

This is my first fundraising role. I was inspired by the incredible work that was being done at my previous company to raise money for various charities. Being a part of that compelled me to take the leap into fundraising full time!

The number of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease is overwhelming, so I'm honoured to be working to support such a great cause.

South West

Your local fundraiser is James Warren

07788 279 891

About me: I’ve worked for ARUK since October 2016 and can honestly say it’s the most rewarding job I have ever had. I love looking after our supporters in the South West because they inspire me every day. Whether they are doing a husky trail, trekking mountains, running and cycling incredible distances or baking the best cakes, I am incredibly proud of them and it’s a privilege to have their support.

My counties are: Avon, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

South East

Your local fundraiser is Georgi Welch

07867 938 457

About me:Hello I am Georgi the Regional Fundraiser for the South East; I started working at ARUK in January 2018 having worked in the charity sector for the last nine years. The South East region is such an exciting place to work with such diverse communities and opportunity to work together from schools, colleges, community groups and businesses.

I have a passion for building relationships that are mutually beneficial and ensuring supporters have fun whilst raising valuable funds to help us with our vision of a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.

In my spare time I love to run and will be seen in my Team ARUK vest this year at many events across the country including The Great South and for the first time The Great North Run.

I am proud to work for such an incredible organisation with such a great team and mission. Please contact me.'

My counties are: Surrey, Hampshire and Isle of Wight.


About me: Hello I’m Rebecca the Regional Fundraiser for Kent and Sussex.

I started working at ARUK in November 2015 having worked in the charity sector for over 16 years, for a number of charities, both large and small. The counties of Kent and Sussex are where I live, love and have grown up so I find it a wonderful place to work getting to know people from across all the different communities. I can’t wait to meet more of you wanting to get involved and supporting the life-changing research here at ARUK’.

I love meeting new people and building mutually beneficial relationships so we all gain something from what will be a fun and exciting fundraising journey, one I hope you will want to continue over many years helping us achieve our mission of to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025.

When I am not working I am wife to Ben and a mummy to Alfred who is 5 and Eleanor who is 1 – so life is pretty hectic but I would not have it any other way.

For me, doing this job does not feel like work, I honestly feel like I have the best job in the world, I am one lucky girl!

My counties are: Kent, West and East Sussex.

Northern Ireland

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