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Our executive team of hard-working and enthusiastic professionals manage day-to-day activities, ensuring we’re doing what we need to do to meet our ambitious targets.

Naomi Atkin Bio

Naomi Atkin

Naomi Atkin

CEO

Naomi Atkin

Naomi Atkin

CEO

Naomi joined the charity in 2016, after a number of years working in Students’ Unions in Manchester and Birmingham. Having grown up in Shrewsbury, she is excited to be back working in her home community after 12 years away. She is making the most of being back in Shropshire, getting out running, cycling and climbing in the beautiful local countryside whenever she can.

“I have been so impressed by the commitment of the volunteers and staff team since joining the charity. It’s amazing how much time and support people are willing to give, and how important they consider the services that the charity funds.”

Louise Dawson Bio

Louise Dawson

Louise Dawson

Operations Manager

Louise Dawson

Louise Dawson

Operations Manager

Louise joined the charity in September 2004 as Fundraising Officer, and became the Fundraising Manager in 2012. She is now Operations Manager for Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.

She was previously Custodian of Shrewsbury Castle and trained as a secondary school teacher but her career took her in a different direction!

“I love the local feel to the charity, that local people can see where the money is being spent in their area.”

Helen Knight Bio

Helen Knight

Helen Knight

Head of Fundraising

Helen Knight

Helen Knight

Head of Fundraising

Helen has worked within the charity sector for 8 years, having spent most of that time at Macmillan Cancer Support, gaining valuable experience within fundraising and working closely with volunteers.

Helen’s motivation to join Lingen Davies Cancer Fund is to enable us to help and support more people affected by cancer in our region, and she is passionate about supporting local charities.

“I am absolutely delighted to join Lingen Davies and I’m excited to be developing their ongoing fundraising. I’m fortunate enough to be have been born and bred in Shropshire and feel privileged to now be bringing my family up in this beautiful county.

We are so fortunate to have the Cancer Centre in Shrewsbury, which is accessible to so many people; it is vital that the charity continues to support and develop these local services.”

Lizzy Coleman Bio

Lizzy Coleman

Lizzy Coleman

Events and Fundraising Officer

Lizzy Coleman

Lizzy Coleman

Events and Fundraising Officer

Lizzy joined the charity in November 2017 after wanting to pursue a career in event planning. She previously worked for a lighting company and has also been an active member in Young Farmers for 5 years, spending 1 year as club secretary which is where she discovered her interest in organising events. Lizzy has recently completed a marketing qualification with the Chartered institute of Marketing.

“I was amazed by the generosity of the community; both in time and donations. It’s great to be making a difference to local people and to be part of such a lovely team – it’s a very rewarding job knowing you’re raising money for a fantastic cause.”

Anna Williams Bio

Anna Williams

Anna Williams

Communications and Fundraising Officer

Anna Williams

Anna Williams

Communications and Fundraising Officer

Anna joined us in April 2021 to develop our communication channels, and raise our profile online and in the media. Having spent more than five years working as a reporter and news editor in local news, as well as working with her own clients as a PR consultant for five years, Anna brings an in-depth knowledge of effective communications, social media, and story-telling to the team.

Anna – born and bred in Shropshire – has been involved with the charity for more than 15 years since she used to write the Shrewsbury Chronicle’s Lingen Davies page, and she has also taken part in a number of our events.

“I am so pleased to join the team and help publicise the work of the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund. I used to talk to people going through treatment and fundraising for the charity when I worked on the paper, it feels like a full circle to be back doing that again, and that’s great.

“It is such a vital charity to so many local people – after such a hard year with Covid and all the restrictions on meeting people – it’s wonderful to be able to publicise our events again and tell the stories of our amazing supporters. I am really excited to be part of this dedicated and driven team.”

If you have a story to share or would like some publicity for an upcoming fundraising event contact Anna on [email protected] or on 01743 492396.

Tarrah Lewis Bio

Tarrah Lewis

Tarrah Lewis

Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinator

Tarrah Lewis

Tarrah Lewis

Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinator

Tarrah has joined us to look after our wonderful volunteers after spending many years working in hospitality and more recently in the care sector.

“While the work has been fulfilling, I felt I wanted to branch into the charity sector to make a positive difference to others.

“I have personally seen how important the Lingen Davies Cancer Centre is for family and friends in recent years and feel that Lingen Davies’ reputation and standards have remained consistently high even through the last couple of years when it has been very difficult for other charities.

“Volunteers are so important to a charity and I am looking forward to getting to know and working with many of the volunteers here.”

Lou Childs Bio

Lou Childs

Lou Childs

Charity Administrator

Lou Childs

Lou Childs

Charity Administrator

Lou has lived in Dorrington for the past 26 years and enjoy walking in the beautiful countryside.
She has had various roles in the past from hairdresser to store supervisor, repair technician for Epson and then working at her children’s primary school in Longnor as their senior administrator for the past eight years.
Lou decided that she would like a new challenge and when she saw the position advertised at Lingen Davies, Lou knew it was a charity she wanted to be a part of.
“Cancer is a disease that does not discriminate and it takes people away from their loved ones far too soon.
I am looking forward to making a positive contribution to the charity and the community and look forward to helping people in any way I can in my new role.”

Miranda Ashwell Bio

Miranda Ashwell

Miranda Ashwell

Health Engagement Officer

Miranda Ashwell

Miranda Ashwell

Health Engagement Officer

Miranda Ashwell joined the team in 2020 having had a wide-ranging career as a teacher in UK and Botswana, then as a community development worker and most recently 16 years as a Public Health practitioner in Shropshire, working for both the NHS and the local authority.

Miranda’s public health role focused on prevention: helping people to reduce their risk of developing long term illness or to effectively manage their existing health conditions. This included setting up the ‘Get Active Feel Good’ physical activity project for people living with and beyond cancer in Shropshire, Telford and Mid Wales, which is currently funded by Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, and is how she first became involved with the charity.

As Lingen Davies’ Health Engagement Officer Miranda’s role focuses on raising awareness of cancer prevention and early diagnosis.

“I’m really motivated to make a positive difference: my work is to raise awareness of the importance of recognising and reporting early signs and symptoms, because getting an early diagnosis means treatment can be most effective. I’ll also be getting out and about to chat to people of all ages. I’ll also be talking to people about how the risk of developing many cancers can be reduced by simple lifestyle changes. I lost both my parents to cancer, and like many of us have friends and family whose lives are deeply affected by cancer, so the work of Lingen Davies is very close to my heart.”

Angela Hill Bio

Angela Hill

Angela Hill

Fundraising Administrator

Angela Hill

Angela Hill

Fundraising Administrator

Angela has been involved with the charity since undergoing her own cancer diagnosis and treatment. After joining as a volunteer, Angela and her sister Caroline were then asked to head up the Shrewsbury Fundraising Committee – with great success.

Angela has now joined the fundraising team in the admin office to help keep things ticking along.

“I am so proud to be working with the fundraising team, everyone here is like extended family, and Lingen Davies has been a great source of support to me over recent years.”

Michelle Moore Bio

Michelle Moore

Michelle Moore

Cancer Champion Coordinator

Michelle Moore

Michelle Moore

Cancer Champion Coordinator

Michelle has joined the LiveLife Cancer Awareness team and will primarily be focussing on the Telford and Wrekin area. Her role is part of a larger national project to raise cancer awareness and increase early screening uptakes in areas that have high health inequalities.

Michelle is excited to be part of this vital project to recruit and work alongside fellow cancer champions throughout our region.

“It’s great to be a part of the Lingen Davies team which is full of passion and there is such a clear vision for what everyone wants to achieve. When I’m not working I love to walk, read and enjoy weekends in Wales with my family whenever I get the chance!”

Interested in working with us?

We are always looking out for passionate, hard-working people to join our team at Lingen Davies. Why not get in touch!

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