Our friendly team is here to help! Take a look below to find out more about us and our contact details.

Sharon Coyle

Within my role as CEO, I am responsible for the overall management of the charity, which includes managing the CHSF team and updating and working with the CHSF board of Trustees. As well as maintaining my involvement with the new Congenital Heart Review. My work is personally challenging and very rewarding!

Ellie Brown
Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager

My role is to develop and manage mutually beneficial partnerships with companies.  I love working with our corporate supporters and seeing all the wonderful ways in which they fundraise and volunteer for us.

Ben Andrews
Corporate Partnerships Manager

My role is to raise awareness of our work across the business sector in Yorkshire, and to work with and support our Corporate Partners throughout the year to ensure that we have a successful relationship.

Lisa Williams
Community Fundraiser

I am responsible for developing relationships with our amazing family supporters and volunteers who organise fundraising events as well as individuals and groups in the wider community.  I continue to raise awareness of the charity and its fundraising initiatives and recruit new supporters at every opportunity.

Charlotte Anderson-Hughes
Events and Sponsorship Manager

I am responsible for organising all the events on the events calendar and for getting these events sponsored to raise as much money as possible. I organise everything from our Wear Red Day to the annual Superhero walk and Skydives! I love working with our supporters and seeing them enjoying the fab events that we have planned throughout the year!

Andy McNally
Communications & Marketing Manager

My role is to help grow the charity’s profile through media coverage, marketing and communicating campaigns, events and key messages. I manage everything our supporters read, receive or hear. I work with the Digital Marketing Executive to ensure all our output is clear, engaging and consistent.

Angela Casey
Finance & Admin Assistant

My role is to manage the finance and administration of the charity as well as any other duties required. This is a very busy role and I gain great satisfaction seeing what a difference donations can make to the children and their families. I think it’s fair to say no two days are the same.

Jane McCarthy
Finance & Admin Assistant

I assist with the finance and administration for the charity and, like Angela, help out where needed.

Francis Hannay

It is my job as the GDPR Project Manager to ensure that the Children's Heart Surgery Fund is fully compliant and up to date with data protection and privacy legislation, so that everyone's personal information is safe, secure and used in accordance with their wishes.

Myriam Barker
Trusts and Foundations Manager

My role is to compile convincing bids to Trusts and Foundations to assist with the funding of projects that will benefit the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit, its patients and families.

I also write CHSF’s Social Impact Report.

Katie Bear

Rumour has it that the design for Katie Bear was drawn by a young patient called Katie, encouraged by her grandfather.

We’re proud to have Katie as our mascot, she’s been our icon since the charity started in 1988. Our favourite bear is available for hugs and photos at all major Children’s Heart Surgery Fund events.