This is Emily. She’s our Fundraising Manager and she’s responsible for signing up community fundraisers, planning events, finding corporate supporters and basically raising as much money as possible to help us support babies and families in the Neonatal Unit.
Between the ages 14 and 22, Emily spent much of her time in Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, 250 miles away from her family home in Orkney. She was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer, Neuroblastoma, and as such grew to know The Archie Foundation Grampian really well whilst her family stayed in their Family Accommodation.
She became an ‘ARCHIE Ambassador’ and went on to raise thousands for ARCHIE and other charities close to her heart such as CLAN Cancer Support and Maggie’s Aberdeen.
In 2016, Emily made Aberdeen her home when she was accepted to study Events Management. She graduated from Robert Gordon University this summer with her Bachelors degree despite two relapses during her further education. But not before receiving a BEM from the Queen herself for services to child cancer awareness and fundraising in the North of Scotland!
Her journey continued as she joined The ARCHIE Foundation in May 2019 as a Fundraising Officer.
Friends of the Neonatal Unit is a branch of ARCHIE, and is supported by ARCHIE’s staff. Emily began to meet the Neo community through her role and quickly grew to love the staff, committee and fundraisers dedicated to supporting Aberdeen Maternity Hospital’s Neonatal Unit.
We are so excited to have her energy and passion onboard!
You’ll see her out and about at events and you can contact her by emailing [email protected].