Our Philanthropy and Partnerships team builds relationships with individual philanthropists, grant-making trusts, foundations and companies who share our passion to rebuild lives after stroke.

Photo of Alison Pemberton - Philanthropy and Partnerships Director

Alison Pemberton – Philanthropy and Partnerships Director

I head up the Philanthropy and Partnerships team, a passionate and committed group of people who work to support stroke survivors by raising money from companies, trusts and individuals.

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Patty Da Silva - Senior Philanthropy Manager

I head up the individual major donor team, building strategic, affinity-based relationships with philanthropists to raise funds for our programmes and services all over the UK.

Sarah Mortimer – Philanthropy Manager

I build long-term relationships with individual major donors to steward their philanthropic interest, involvement and support of the Stroke Association, both financially and otherwise. I’m also engaged in creating specific and tailored events for our major donors, acknowledging the importance of our significant friends and contributors.

Ella Howard – Admin and Events Officer

As Admin and Events Officer, I support the whole team and help to deliver events for our supporters.

Jeremy Gould - Head of Account Development

I work with companies to deliver mutually beneficial partnerships. Currently, I am stepping in as Senior Philanthropy Manager (Individuals), leading the individual major giving team during Patty Da Silva’s maternity leave.

Aimee Darke – Corporate Partnerships Manager 

My role is to manage our relationships with national corporate partners, both to maximise the income these partnerships can bring, but also to work across the organisation to facilitate opportunities for our corporate partners to support us with non-financial goals, such as volunteering or campaigning.

Anita Jethwa – Exhibitions and Sponsorship Manager 

I create sponsorship opportunities for companies to exhibit at a range of events. These include stroke survivor platforms, health professional forums, sporting days and recognition awards.

Saul Heselden – Head of Business Development 

I am passionate about the power of mutually beneficial corporate partnerships to support our vision of a world with fewer strokes, and for people affected by stroke to get the help, they need to live the best life they can. Outside of work, I volunteer as a school governor and fret about the latest Arsenal results.

Lucinda Shaw – Head of Healthcare Partnerships

I head up our work with pharmaceutical and med-tech companies, focusing on securing Strategic Partners for a long-term initiative. I also secure funding for the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE), of which the Stroke Association is a member.

Aimee Castle – Business Development Manager

I work with companies to develop mutually beneficial partnerships which enable stroke survivors to rebuild their lives.

Katie Rees – Business Development Manager

My role is to attract corporate partners by identifying creative strategic partnership opportunities which will benefit both organisations.

Photo of Abbie Jackson – Senior Philanthropy Manager (trusts and Statutory) at Stroke Association

Abbie Jackson – Senior Philanthropy Manager (Trusts and Statutory)

I lead the Trusts and Statutory fundraising team. We build relationships with charitable foundations and statutory funders, who play a vital role in supporting the work of the Stroke Association.

Sam Skipp – Philanthropy Manager (Trusts) at Stroke Association

Sam Skipp – Philanthropy Manager (Trusts)

I joined the Stroke Association in July 2018 and work with both new and existing Trust and Foundation supporters to rebuild lives after stroke.

Photo of Emma Goring – Philanthropy Officer (Trusts) at Stroke Association

Emma Goring – Philanthropy Officer (Trusts)

As the Philanthropy Officer here at the Stroke Association, my role involves writing applications to charitable trusts and foundations to secure donations for all of our in-budget work.