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Fundraising Staff

Peter Forster

Peter ForsterPeter is the Fundraising Office Manager and has a wide experience of the financial world with many years experience in the commercial sector.  He oversees the work of the office and is responsible for planning and co-ordination of the fundraising operation.  Peter is keen to lead the fundraisers in developing new support from across all sectors and at the same time retaining and valuing our existing loyal supporter base.

Tel: 0161 443 2200
Mobile: 07966 886097
Email: peter.forster@francishouse.org.uk


Kate Puc

Kate PucKate is our longest serving fundraiser and has worked at Francis House since 1995.  She has been involved with hundreds of organisations and individuals, from schools to pubs within the local community.  Kate has toppled towers of 10p’s and trekked to Machu Picchu, even dancing with Sir Alex Ferguson.  Kate approaches every fundraising event, big or small, with 100% enthusiasm.

Tel: 0161 443 2200
Mobile: 07721 344 044
Email: kate.puc@francishouse.org.uk


Emma Rapley

Emma SiddleHaving gained her degree at Durham University, Emma worked as an events assistant and fundraiser for two national charities before joining the team in 2011.  She is a member of the Institute of Fundraising and completed the Fundraising Management Course.  Her role involves working with teams from the corporate sector on their Charity of the Year projects.  In addition she assists our runners and challenge supporters when they take part in events and helps plan overseas group treks.

Tel: 0161 443 2200
Mobile: 07730 522324
Email: emma.rapley@francishouse.org.uk


Lucy Thompson

Lucy ThompsonLucy has a BA (hons) in Hospitality Management with Tourism. She worked for the Marriott Hotel Group for eight years as the golf and sports manager and senior events manager.  In 2013 Lucy gained her Certificate in Fundraising qualification.  She has also completed a Fundraising Event course with the Institute of Fundraising.  Lucy is our Events Organiser and is busy creating exciting events for Francis House.

Tel: 0161 443 2200
Mobile: 07841 530248
Email:lucy.thompson@francishouse.org.uk


Chris Swinton

Chris SwintonChris joined Francis House in December 2014, having spent 8 years with a national charity.  While completing his degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology at university Chris developed his taste for fundraising and was the Chair of Hull RAG.  He has worked in events, student and community fundraising and is working on developing trusts and grants fundraising as well as other events in our calendar.

Tel: 0161 443 2200
Mobile: 07850 775317
Email: chris.swinton@francishouse.org.uk


 Rachel Astill

Rachel AstillAfter graduating from the University of Birmingham with a first class Psychology degree, Rachel initially joined the fundraising team as an intern. Her role now involves various aspects of fundraising, including coordinating the popular Easter Chick Appeal and Cheshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk.

Tel: 0161 443 2200
Email: rachel.astill@francishouse.org.uk