Our team: Princess Alice Hospice

Nigel Seymour, the director of fundraising and communications at the charity for people with life-limiting illnesses in Surrey, Middlesex and London, takes us behind the scenes

Nigel Seymour
Nigel Seymour

- How many fundraisers are in your team?

Eighteen of us cover funds from trusts and foundations, in memory, tribute and commemorative giving, direct mail, community, events and legacies.

- What does the team do?

The calendar includes our Make A Will Week, Santa Fun Run and Midnight Walk, and annual and regular fundraising events. We also support our loyal friends groups, community volunteers and fundraisers.

- How much do you raise?

We need more than £8.4m to meet the costs of our charitable activities. More than 75 per cent of this comes from the community and 23 per cent from the NHS. Donations and legacies generate half of our income, 11 per cent is from our shops, 6 per cent from events and community fundraising and 2 per cent from our education programmes.

- What's in the pipeline?

We're hosting a party for 900 of our supporters, including an auction for Bobby Moore Club tickets for the FA Cup Final and lessons with Strictly Come Dancing winner Karen Hardy. We're also relaunching our Light up a Life remembrance service in December and are holding two Santa Fun Runs in London's royal parks.

- What's it like in the office?

Princess Alice Hospice is a wonderful, caring place to work. There is a real team spirit, with staff from all departments taking part in our fundraising activities or helping out at events.

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