New Charity Director appointed at Raise

Sofia Sheikh

Raise, the charity for West Hertfordshire hospitals in Watford, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead, is delighted to announce the appointment of Sofia Sheikh (pictured) as new Charity Director.

Sofia joins the charity at a very exciting time, with a growing audience, new branding and website, plans for modernisation and plans for major fundraising appeals all underway.

Sofia brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the charity, having been previously employed as Fundraising Manager at the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre and the Frimley Health Charity, part of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. Her experience of charity fundraising also led to her joining the board of The Institute of Fundraising earlier this year.

“I’m really delighted and proud to have the opportunity to lead Raise as it develops”, said Sofia, “there is no doubt that our hospitals and the committed staff who work in them should have the best equipment and training to provide the finest care for our patients; Raise is here to do just that.

“In the coming weeks and months I intend that Raise is increasingly high profile across West Hertfordshire; there is so much more we can do to support our three amazing hospitals and if we can tap into the incredible community spirit of support for the trust there is no reason why we shouldn’t achieve all those ambitions.”

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Raise is dedicated to supporting patient care at Watford General Hospital, St Albans City Hospital and Hemel Hempstead Hospital.

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Raise is registered charity number 1052210.