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Meet the team

Sarah Amexheta – Head of CharitySarah Amexheta
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I am very proud to head up an incredible Charity. Every day we are lucky enough to meet people that wish to connect with us, it is a privilege to get to know our supporters and their reasons for giving. In addition to raising funds to support items above and beyond, we also run the volunteering program across the hospital. Whether you give time or money to support us, we are incredibly grateful, thank you!




Karen Bush - CharityKaren Bush – Voluntary Services and Community Engagement Manager
[email protected], 01582 497357
I’ve had the privilege of managing our volunteers for the last seven years and never cease to be humbled by the amazing people that I meet on a day to day basis.  I am also part of the National Association of Voluntary Services Managers ( NAVSM) NEC, working to promote and support best practice in Voluntary Services Management across the NHS.

Whether people give their time or donations, we are incredibly grateful to our amazing community for the support that is given to your hospital. If you would like to volunteer here, please get in touch , we would love to hear from you.


Bianca-Lee John from LD CharityBianca-Lee John – Community Fundraiser
[email protected], 01582 718978 or 07800 711370
I am the Community Fundraiser at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. I have engage locally with individuals, community organisations, faith groups and businesses to raise awareness and encourage fundraising for our local hospital.

By working closely with local people I am able to encourage more adults, and children, to be enthusiastic about fundraising for their local hospital. I would be very keen to give anyone more information about community fundraising and I am also happy to support or attend any local activities or events, so please get in touch.


Donna Pratt - CharityDonna Pratt – Charity HubManager
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We have recently opened our first Charity Shop in the Maternity Block, which I have the exciting job of managing. As well as managing the shop I also have the pleasure of working with our many volunteers who help keep the shop running.

The shop is great place to work and an ideal place to promote the charity and all that we do. I feel very proud and privileged to work for such an amazing charity, and with an incredible team. If you would like to volunteer in our shop please get in touch.



Aakifah Begum from LD CharityAakifah Begum – Grants and Trusts Officer
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I am the Grants and Trusts Officer at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital Charity. Through my role here at the Charity, I focus on supporting incredible projects through fundraising.  It is a joy to work for the Charity and a team committed to establishing the best healing environment for patients, their families and friends.





Sabine Hazell – Schools Partnership Coordinator
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As the Schools Partnership Coordinator for the Charity Team I am very lucky to meet people from lots of fantastic schools, colleges and universities, I have been amazed by the support we receive. I look forward to continuing the fantastic relationships that have been built and creating new ones.  If you would like to book a visit for me to come and talk to your students about how you get involved and how we can work together to support the hospital Charity please get in touch.



Mhairi Emery – Volunteer Co-ordinator
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I am the Volunteer Co-ordinator for the hospital and also lead on the student volunteering programme we have in place with a number of local schools. I am lucky to work alongside amazing people who donate their time to support the hospital and can see the enormous benefit volunteers have on our patients and staff.





Rachel Coakley – Corporate and Trusts Fundraiser
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I am the Corporate and Trusts Fundraiser and have really enjoyed being part of the team at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital Charity as we have such a great community foundation to build upon and life-changing projects to fundraise for. I work with charitable trusts and foundations who support various wards and departments throughout the hospital, as well as building relationships with local companies and organisations who would like to support our work. Please do get in touch if you would like to find out more about working with us – we would love to hear from you.



Debbie AllmanDeborah Allman – Voluntary Services Manager, Bedford Hospital
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As Voluntary Services Manager at Bedford Hospital, I am privileged to work with a fantastic team of volunteers – people from all sectors of our diverse local community who give their time to support patients, visitors and staff at the hospital. From offering a friendly welcome and wayfinding to helping ward meal service and supporting families when a loved one is nearing the end of their life, our volunteers are ready to help.

It’s amazing what a difference a smile and a chat can make to everyone’s day in the hospital environment and the best reward is when they tell me it’s ‘the best thing they’ve ever done’. Our volunteers are a joy to work with.

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