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Manchester Foundation
Trust Charity

Who We Are

Changing Futures, Saving Lives

We are Manchester Foundation Trust Charity. 

We raise funds for Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country. Our Trust is made up of 10 hospitals which provide a full range of hospital services to 790,000 people across Manchester, Trafford and beyond.  It is the biggest single provider of specialised services in England, with patients coming from across the country to receive the expert care provided in our hospitals.

Our Trust is a leader in healthcare research and innovation and our clinical teams are at the forefront of many major medical breakthroughs.  Our Trust is also home to two Local Care Organisations (LCOs) which run NHS community health and adult social care services in Manchester and Trafford.

With your help we can make a real difference

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What We Do

Our patients are at the heart of everything we do.  We raise funds to make a difference for the people we treat – young and old – by making sure that they receive the very best treatment in the very best facilities.

Together, we:

  • Enable the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosis and treatment
  • Fund pioneering medical research  to improve our understanding of illnesses and how best to treat them
  • Create welcoming, friendly environments that allow patients, and their families, to feel at ease during their time in our care.

Whether you’re donating money or items, fundraising, or volunteering your time, it is your support that makes this happen. Together we make a difference.


Our Vision and Values in Action

We share the same vision as our Trust; to improve the health and quality of life of the diverse population served by our hospitals and clinical services.  

As a charity, we do this by working with our hospitals and supporters to ensure that, together, we can deliver the biggest impact possible for our patients and families. 

We are grateful for all donations we receive, no matter what their value, and we understand that any form of fundraising takes commitment, so we strive to ensure that our supporters have the best possible experience when raising funds for the hospitals and services that mean so much to Manchester and the North West.

Meet the Team

Tanya Hamid

Director of Charity

Angela Rowe

Deputy Director of Charity

Humphrey Bear

Charity Mascot

Christina Castile

Senior Manager – Supporter Care

Elizabeth Coulson

Senior Manager – Philanthropy

Rachel Laycock

Senior Manager – Corporate

Siobhan McKeever

Senior Manager – Individual Giving

Donna O’Reilly

Senior Manager – Community

Dawn Stone

Senior Manager – Marcomms

Viv Williamson

Senior Manager – Events

Jack Bright

Relationship Manager

Olivia Cobb

Data Manager

Allan Eves

Commercial Manager

Emily Gibson

Project and Research Manager

Terri Torevell

Trusts and Foundations Manager

Julie-Anne Weaver

Impact Manager

Michelle White

Relationship Manager

Shannon Appleyard

Relationship Officer

Anna Bentwood

Events Officer

Davey Brett

Press Officer

Carolyne Davies

Supporter Care Officer

Hannah Jepson

Marketing and Communications Officer

Esther Purves

Individual Giving Officer

Georgia Sleigh

Relationship Officer

Jo Thomas

Relationship Officer

Toby Tyler

Events Officer

Ross Whyte

Digital Marketing Officer

Zairah Amin

Junior Marketing Officer

Lauren Selby

Operations Assistant and Personal Assistant to Director of Charity

Lianne Edwards

Supporter Care Assistant

Our Hospital Family

North Manchester General Hospital Front-entrance

North Manchester
General Hospital

The extensive hospital site was originally home to three separate hospitals, namely Crumpsall Hospital, Springfield Hospital and Delaunays Hospital, with a long history dating back more than 170 years.

Manchester Royal Infirmary

Manchester Royal

Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) has been providing care for over 270 years, having been founded in 1752. Back then, the MRI had just 12 beds. Today, it is a large teaching hospital for Manchester University’s Medical School and provides critical care to the population of Greater Manchester and beyond.

Wythenshawe Hospital


Wythenshawe Hospital was built in 1952 and is a major acute teaching hospital providing both district general and specialist services for the people of South Manchester and beyond.


Royal Manchester
Children’s Hospital

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) is the largest and busiest children’s hospital in the UK, with managed services at Wythenshawe Hospital, Trafford General Hospital and North Manchester General Hospital alongside the dedicated Oxford Road site.

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital entrance

Manchester Royal
Eye Hospital

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH) is a specialist hospital that works to identify, treat and prevent eye conditions for the people of Greater Manchester.

Saint Mary’s Hospital

Saint Mary’s Hospital
& Managed Clinical Service

Saint Mary’s Hospital was founded in 1790 and, over the years, has successfully developed a wide range of expert medical services for women and babies.

University Dental Hospital of Manchester

University Dental
Hospital of Manchester

The University Dental Hospital of Manchester is one of the major teaching hospitals in the UK. Founded in 1883, it was initially set up to serve the dental side of the medical school by allowing staff and students to treat patients unable to pay for private dental treatment.

Withington Community Hospital

Withington Community

Withington Community Hospital is located in West Didsbury, South Manchester. It has had a long and varied history and was even the largest teaching hospital in Europe during the 1940s, due to its affiliation with the University of Manchester.

Trafford General Hospital

Trafford General

Trafford General Hospital is the birth place of the NHS and was opened by Aneurin Bevan in 1948. Today it is a district general hospital providing a range of services to patients in Trafford, Altrincham and Greater Manchester.

Altrincham Hospital


Altrincham Hospital opened in April 2015 and is a purpose-built facility providing a range of general and specialist outpatient and diagnostic services.

Local Care Organisations

Local Care

Manchester and Trafford Local Care Organisations are the pioneering community arm of MFT. The LCOs provide a wide range of NHS community services across Greater Manchester for both adults and children.

Clinical and Scientific Services

Clinical and Scientific

Clinical and Scientific Services (CSS) play an important role across the trust, providing a range of services within each of MFT’s ten hospitals.

Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation (R&I) at MFT is at the cutting-edge of healthcare research, innovation, and life sciences in the UK.

Learn More

Click the links below to learn more about the work that we do and the impact we have.

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Annual Report

Read our latest Annual Report

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Impact Report

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Our Impact

Learn more about what our funding achieves

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