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


Demi Houghton, Digital Fundraising Officer -​​​​

01254 734566

I am responsable for ELHT&Me's website, social media accounts, online presence and digital fundraising, sharing our exciting news and what our wonderful supporters have been up to. I also produce all charity marketing materials, including our latest newsletter. I love keeping you informed with the project progress, and the impact we've made together and have recently developed our newsletter that launched in October. To get the latest copy, please join our mailing list.


Rebecca Bartle, Fundraising Assistant -

01254 732227

I look after the shop in the charity hub and the wonderful volunteers who give up their time to support us. It's a very busy place and we would love to welcome you to join us as a volunteer. If you're over the age of 18 and would like to give a little to gain a lot, please get in touch.


Jennifer Corke, Community Fundraiser -

079 664 182 95

I get to meet some amazing people who are passionate about supporting their local NHS to go further. I support schools, nurseries, community groups, businesses as well as individual members of our community who want to support ELHT&Me with all sorts of challenges and events. I always look forward to meeting supporters and hearing their story. If you've got a reason and a want, 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