NWCR strengthens charity team with two new appointments

One of the North West’s leading cancer research charities has strengthened its fundraising and marketing team after making two strategic appointments – following a record year of funding.

North West Cancer Research (NWCR) has appointed Charlotte Houghton and Jennifer Higgs, who will be based at the charity’s headquarters at the University of Liverpool.

Charlotte joins as marketing executive and will work closely with the team to develop, enhance and promote the NWCR brand, its online presence and its digital communication channels. She brings experience of managing traditional and digital marketing campaigns from her time as communications officer at the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

Jennifer joins as trusts and legacies fundraiser and will have the responsibility of increasing the level of trusts and legacy donations to NWCR.  She has previously worked as a trusts and grants development officer at Henshaws Society for Blind People and as public sector and trusts officer at Tate.

The appointments follow a period of significant growth for the charity which has seen it merge with Clatterbridge Cancer Research in 2013 and move its headquarters to the new North West Cancer Research Centre at the University of Liverpool, bringing NWCR closer to the world-class research it supports.

Last year NWCR invested a record £2.2million worth of funding for cancer research projects at the University of Liverpool, Lancaster University and Bangor University. This year so far it has announced an extra £1.4million worth of funding support.

Chief Executive of NWCR Anne Jackson said:

“Charlotte and Jennifer are experienced in their fields and add to an already talented and dedicated team. Their skills and passion will help spread the word about NWCR and the research we fund into the detection, treatment and prevention of cancer, allowing us to continue growing and benefit the community we serve.

“They join us at an exciting time. We have made a huge amount of progress over the past three years. Increasing the charity’s profile and fundraising income will be central in allowing us to continue achieving our objectives and increase funding for potentially lifesaving research.”

Since its inception NWCR has funded more than £28million worth of cancer research projects at the University of Liverpool, University of Lancaster and Bangor University.

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