Above & Beyond is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Worrall as Director of Fundraising.

Julie has 13 years’ experience of delivering voluntary income in both frontline and strategic leadership roles.

Julie has been recognised for her innovative and high performing fundraising activity, receiving the Gill Astarita Fundraiser of the Year award in 2011 and a team award from the Institute of Fundraising for best use of insight data and innovation in data analysis.

Paul Kearney, CEO at Above & Beyond, said: “We are delighted that Julie is joining Above & Beyond at a time when the charity is undergoing a period of very positive growth and change.

“Julie’s significant experience and personal passion for our mission will be a real asset to the organisation.”

Julie is married with two young children, lives in Bristol and joined the charity in mid-September.

She said:

I am thrilled to be joining Above & Beyond at such an exciting time for the charity. I am a former patient who has benefitted from incredibly compassionate care in these very hospitals and this is an amazing way for me to give back to those who were there for me when I needed them most.

Above & Beyond is entirely funded by donations so driving income growth is pivotal in realising our ambition to ensure patient care is the best it can be in our Bristol city hospitals.