Meet our Staff

The Mary Potter Foundation board member and Executive Director, Cathy Murphy

Cathy Murphy

Executive Director

Cathy was appointed as the Executive Director in August 2009 and has over 13 years' experience in the not for profit sector in management and marketing roles. Cathy is privileged to lead and work alongside a small team of dedicated and passionate people. A team motivated by ensuring that patients and families living with life threatening illness receive the care and support they truly need.

Working in an industry where trust, ethics and transparency are vital, Cathy advocates a 'do the right thing and you'll get the right results' approach.

'I truly believe it is a privilege to be part of Mary Potter Care. While knowing we can't change the outcome, I feel so fortunate that through our donors we can change the experience for so many families every year. I also receive a wonderful gift of being reminded every day of what's truly important and to live life.'

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Lorna Riddle

Community Champion

Lorna joined us in March 2012, bringing with her the invaluable experience of many years in fundraising and donor relations for well-known organisations. Lorna's history of involvement in the charity sector reflects her strong feelings of community involvement, with a philosophy that is thoroughly in tune with the aims of the Mary Potter Foundation.

'I cannot think of anything more rewarding than to help people facing the end of their life and their families. I am so blessed to be a part of this.'

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Jess Harford

Development Manager

Jess joined The Mary Potter Foundation team in July 2015. It was personal experience and connection to the Foundation that brought Jess to fundraising after studying at university and working in corporate events. She is passionate about her role and appreciates the wonderful things made possible thanks to our donors.

'I love seeing the joy felt in the Hospice and being constantly reminded of the generosity of our community.'

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Jessica Bostock

Events and Community Manager

Jess joined the team in July 2015 as Business Development Manager and has a background in Fundraising, Event Management and Marketing. Having worked for more than 10 years in the Not-For-Profit sector, she has a loyal, caring nature and is passionate about working hard to make a positive impact on the local community. Her favourite part of the job is meeting with people who share like-minded values and finding creative ways for people to support a worthy cause.

'It's a privilege to come to work every day to see the little miracles that happen in the Hospice. I feel passionate about sharing these stories with others; helping people to understand that it's the little things that make a meaningful difference to someone else's life at a very tough time.'