Meet the Team

CEO - Julie Harrington


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After an early career in sales and marketing, I took a belated gap year to volunteer in a shanty town in Sao Paulo Brazil and returned inspired to change professions to fundraising where I have proudly worked ever since. I have worked for charities such as Oxfam, Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Breast Cancer Haven. With increasing demand for specialist cancer services, I see great potential for BCRT to make even more impact for all families affected by primary bone cancer. I am delighted to join Team Bones – just don’t ask me to run!

Head of Fundraising - Kate Connor


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BCRT has been part of my life since 2005 when I took on a voluntary role whilst the charity was still being set up. I cannot believe how far the charity has come since then and it’s just fantastic to see BCRT go from strength to strength. I became the charity’s first member of staff in 2007 and my role has evolved a great deal since then. Initially I was doing everything from managing the website, to supporting our fundraisers, to organising the BCRT conference, to co-ordinating the research grants, to overseeing the campaign for NICE to approve the new osteosarcoma drug Mepact! These days my role is very much focussed on fundraising which is my absolute passion! If I’ve not already asked you to take on a challenge or support BCRT in some other way, don’t you worry, I’ll be in touch very soon.

Finance Manager - Maggy Barnes


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I joined BCRT in August 2009 and am responsible for the accounts function of BCRT.

My first career was in Orthopaedic Nursing, I then changed direction and moved into Accounting. Prior to joining BCRT, I was Management Accountant for an American owned multi-national company in the service industry sector.

Finance Assistant - Angela Fallon


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I joined BCRT in May 2012. I have been accounts manager for my family business for over 17 years. My background is in accounts, but also floristry. I taught floristry for six years at Leeds City College before the Department closed last year.

I'm enjoying the new experience of charity accounting and especially the opportunity to help with events such as the Royal Parks Half Marathon.

Challenge Events Fundraiser - Holly Rawlings


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I've been part of BCRT since September 2012 and work with our incredible Team Bones fundraisers on their challenge events - including runs, cycles, treks, skydives and overseas events.

I studied Event Management at university and have previously worked in event campaigning at Oxfam GB and event management at an international development charity. I spent 2011 in Fiji, volunteering on a small island with the local primary school and their community.

PR Officer - Chantal Spittles


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I joined BCRT in July 2013 and am proud to be part of such a dedicated and inspirational charity.

After teaching French and Spanish in secondary schools, I realised writing and working with people was my passion and re-trained as a journalist.

Before BCRT, I was the chief reporter at the Worksop Guardian in Nottinghamshire where I worked for six years.

I am now the charity's first press officer, and will be using my communication and writing skills to help promote BCRT's research and raise awareness about primary bone cancer.

I have joined BCRT at a really exciting time with plenty of developments in the pipeline and look forward to hearing from you.

Research & Information Officer - Jennifer Houniet


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After six years of cancer research I discovered, that although I enjoyed the research, what I really loved was my extracurricular activities of supporting projects, communicating research and engaging with the public, patients and fundraisers.

In December 2013 I took on the role of Research and Information Officer for the BCRT and could not be happier about it. In addition to working for a fantastic charity, it is also very rewarding to know that by supporting research and providing correct information I am part of a dedicated team making a real difference as we strive to improve the lives of people with primary bone cancer.

If you have any queries about the research we support or require any information just get in touch!

Administration Assistant - Dee McKenna


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I joined BCRT at the beginning of April 2014. I had been volunteering at BCRT for 7 months and was really excited to be offered this short term contact. My days consist of co-ordinating office based volunteers, marketing, fundraising, PR and admin support, updating various databases and sending out fundraising materials.

Before BCRT, I have worked at various law firms as a legal secretary, specialising in employment law.

My youngest son was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in November 2011. His diagnosis and our need for information and support is what brought me to BCRT. I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of this wonderful charity.

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Last updated: 04-09-2014