Meet the Team

Our charity team works passionately to help make a real and lasting difference to the care and support patients receive across East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.


Denise Gee, Head of Charity -

01254 732140

I am responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of ELHT&Me. I am continously inspired by the efforts of our community, the unwavering dedication of our healthcare professionals in providing safe, personal and effective care adn the drive of our passionate fundraising team, working to provide the extras that East Lancashire deserves.


Demi Houghton, Digital Fundraising Officer -​​​​

01254 734566

I look after our ELHT&Me's websites, online giving platforms and social media accounts, sharing our exciting news and what our wonderful supporters have been up to. If you've got some exciting fundraising coming up, I'd love to hear all about it.


Rebecca Bartle, Fundraising Assistant -

01254 732227

I assist with all fundraising events and activities and spend majority of my time in the shop at the main entrance of Royal Blackburn. Have you visited yet? We sell a little bit of everthing. 


Jennifer Corke, Community Fundraiser -

079 664 182 95

I help to organise and coordinate events while getting to know the inspiring individuals and teams across our community. Are you wanting some fundraising ideas and motivation? Please get in touch.


Meet our volunteers

Duncan, June, Paul, Kaye, Dave, Maureen, Mustafa

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Hi, I'm Elmore! 

Like lots of people I’ve met, I was born at the Royal Blackburn Hospital in 2003, coming from a rare family of bears who lived in the backwoods of Hyndburn.

My grandfather, Elbert, came over to England as a champion bear hugger and settled in East Lancashire after discovering a love for Lancashire hotpot.

Although you’ll notice I’m fit and healthy now, I was born prematurely, at 30 weeks, weighing 3lb and spent some time on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

I’ve been cared for by the hospitals at various stages in my life so I know how vital it is that we all keep supporting ELHT&ME.

Buy your very own Elmore teddy by visiting our charity hub at the main entrance of Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Each donation for an Elmore teddy supports the power of play appeal.


Meet Alfie our Trust’s therapy dog. His other title is head of happiness! 

We were delighted to use charitable funding to bring Alfie to the Trust to provide support to staff, patients and visitors. He was royally revealed as our newest team member back in January 2022 at Clitheroe Community Hospital.

Alfie spends his time with the spiritual care team and has hugely enhanced their services since joining them last year; being a 'ray of sunshine' and creating happy memories with everybody he encounters. 

Donate in support of Alfie's work