Kettering General Hospital Charity Fund

About Us

Our Vision and Mission

Vision: To be recognised as a charity that goes the extra mile for local healthcare.
Mission: To raise funds to help improve the experience of patients, their families, visitors and staff at Kettering General Hospital and its peripheral sites by enhancing patient care and facilities.
Kettering General Hospital has been proudly serving its community for over 150 years. Like all hospitals, it aims to provide an outstanding service which surpasses all expectations – this is where the charity can help! It exists to provide those extras that are over and above what is provided by the NHS. Through KGH Charity Fund we raise important income to support exceptional care and strive to deliver a truly enhanced service.
Through generous donations we can fund:
  • Medical equipment
  • Creature comforts
  • Environmental improvements and enhanced facilities
  • Research
  • Staff training and development
We want to continue making a positive difference to our hospital which ultimately benefits patients now and in the future, but we need your support to do this. While many things have changed over the years, the kindness of our community has not. We are so incredibly grateful of every donation received (no matter how big or small). Thank you.

Our Fundraising Team

If you would like to support us, wish to discuss your fundraising ideas or have any general charity enquiries, our friendly team would love to hear from you!
General Enquiries
Call: 01536 491569
Charity Team
Christina Kelly Christina Kelly
Fundraising Manager

Tel: 01536 491569
          Jayne Chambers Jayne Chambers
Head of Strategic Corporate and Community Fundraising (Twinkling Stars Project Lead)

Tel: 01536 491375

Our Charitable Funds Committee

As a registered charity we have a group of individuals (jointly know as the Charitable Funds Committee) who are responsible for overseeing the charity and all its activities. They meet quarterly to consider plans for the charity, ensure good governance is implemented and that expenditure complies with charity standards.
This committee is chaired by a Non-Executive Director (Janet Gray) and membership is made up of Board Directors from Kettering General Hospital Charity Fund and Non Executive Directors. Also in attendance are members of the Fundraising, Finance and Communications Team.

Meet the Committee

Janet Gray

Non-Executive Director Janet Gray Janet is CEO of the Academy for Healthcare Science, a UK wide organisation which brings together the entire Healthcare Science Profession to improve patient care and advance and promote the Healthcare science workforce.

Janet has a long career in healthcare, building on her work as a clinician, in Nursing and Midwifery, to move into teaching and later management. She has a wide portfolio of experience in executive, Chief executive and non-executive roles in public, private and third sector organisations.

Acting Director of Finance: Anil Pursooth

Anil Pursooth Interim Finance Director Anil has a background in financial management and joined the NHS in 1993. Starting out in the mental health sector, he swiftly moved into working within Acute Trusts in Leicestershire. Prior to this post, Anil worked as Deputy Director of Finance at George Eliot in Nuneaton and has worked at various Trusts throughout the UK.
Anil is passionate about improving financial awareness within the NHS and is looking forward to improving patient care by managing the best use of resources.

Chief People Officer: Mark Smith

Photograph of Mark Smith, Director of HR & Organisational Development Mark  joined the Trust in June 2014 to this key role, with lead responsibility for developing a highly skilled, trained and well-led workforce. In September 2019 he was appointed as Chief People Officer across both Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

Mark has the responsibility for creating systems and processes that engage all staff in living the values of the organisation.

Mark has held a number of roles in Human Resources within the NHS since 2004 and prior to this has held roles within the private sector.

Mark joined the Trust from his position as Director of People Development at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, where he led a cultural change campaign which resulted in consistently improving staff engagement outcomes throughout the organisation.

Medical Director: Andrew Chilton

Andrew Chilton - Medical Director at Kettering General Hospital Andrew was appointed as Medical Director in June 2010. Professor Chilton is a consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist and honorary senior lecturer. 

He is also a bowel cancer screening colonoscopist and therapeutic endoscopist.  He has a strong interest in quality assurance authoring the national QA colonoscopy guidelines for bowel cancer screening and works at regional and national level in this area.  He had held a variety of medical leadership roles and is interested in the strategic delivery of balanced, clinically effective, high quality care across the health economies.

Trevor Shipman

Non-Executive Director Trevor Shipman Trevor has extensive experience in the NHS and was Finance Director of Central and Northwest London NHS Foundation Trust.

He is a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants and brings a wealth of experience in audit and finance to the Board.

Alice Cooper

Image of Alice Cooper, non-executive director.

After studying Psychology, Alice started her professional career at KPMG, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and later joining the specialist Financial Services Audit team.  She later moved to working directly for a large Building Society Group, holding a variety of senior roles in the areas of Risk, Information, Strategy and Planning.  Having always enjoyed the people development side of her work, more recently, Alice trained as an Executive and Career Coach, and now combines this freelance role with her other responsibilities, including her non-executive director role.

Alice was born in Kettering and has lived in the area for much of her life.  Outside of work and looking after a young family, she is a keen singer, and is also active in children and families work in her local church.

Director of Governance: Richard Apps

Richard Apps, Director of Integrated Governance, Assurance and Corporate Development Richard joined the Trust in July 2018. This Role focusses on ensuring effective systems for patient safety, experience and learning, clinical effectiveness, health and safety, risk management, quality assurance, information governance, board assurance and corporate governance.

Richard previously worked in adult learning disability services in Northamptonshire before joining the NHS in Leicestershire in 2005. He has strong interest in patient safety and quality improvement having worked academically as an associate lecturer in healthcare governance at Loughborough University and establishing the academic and healthcare partnership the Leicestershire Innovation, Improvement and Patient Safety (LIIPS) unit hosted by the University of Leicester. Most recently Richard worked at NHS Improvement focussing on quality and performance improvement across a range of NHS Trusts. Richard is a Health foundation Q fellow.

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By helping today, you may be helping a loved one tomorrow Matthew White, Fundraiser