Meet The Team

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    James Kirton

    Head of Charity

    James is the charity lead. He has over 20 years of experience in the charity sector and is passionate about the NHS. Contact details: and 01935 383020 or 01823 344437.

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    Zoe Steer

    Head of Fundraising

    Zoe has been working in the third sector for over 10 years and manages the Fundraising teams across our family of NHS charities. Contact details: and 01823 343974 or 07557 012437.

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    Amy Phelps

    Community Fundraiser- East

    Amy joined the team in April having worked in the dementia team in Yeovil. Amy was a fundraising volunteer for many years. Amy works with the community to support them in any fundraising they do. Contact details: and 07342 706757.

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    Max Patch

    Community Fundraiser- West

    Max joined us in April 2023 from Action Aid as an Events and Community Engagement Officer. Max supports fundraisers and engages with the community in the West of the county. Email -

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    Connor Toland

    Fundraising Assistant

    Connor is tasked with the day to day running of the Fundraising Office and processing all the donations and queries that we receive. Contact Connor for donations and gift aid. Contact details: and 01823 344437.

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    Graham Hughes


    Graham has over 40 years of experience in the financial and legal sectors and was previously an executive director of Bank and Clients PLC. Prior to this, in his capacity as managing partner and latterly chairman, he developed a legal practice to a multi office large employer. He has a deep understanding of commercial and risk management within the financial sector together with a thorough knowledge of the core strategic principles of heavily regulated and competitive sectors. He has also been involved in change management, developing policies for large and complex organisations including whistle blowing, IT security and data protection and people policies. Graham joined the Trust Board of Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in April 2018 and subsequently joined the Trust Board of the merged trust in April 2023.

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