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11 February 2021

St Michael's welcomes Events and Community Fundraising Officer Simon

St Michael’s welcomes Events and Community Fundraising Officer Simon

St Michael’s is set to benefit from the fundraising and commercial skills of a former Commercial Manager at Hereford Racecourse

Simon Kershaw joins St Michael’s Hospice as Events and Community Fundraising Officer, and says he can’t wait to get going.

‘I’m delighted things have come full circle and that I’m back in Herefordshire,’ he said.
‘It’s a huge honour for me to join St Michael’s, a charity which is respected across the county and further afield.’

Following his time at Hereford Racecourse, Simon worked as General Manager at Bath Racecourse, then Commercial Director at Newmarket Racecourses. He joined Cardiff Bay-based sponsorship agency Fusion, helping establish a charity called ‘The Level Playing Field’ to generate funds for children from disadvantaged backgrounds using the power of football.

Simon later returned to horse racing with a post as Commercial Director at Sandown Park before becoming Head of Catering & Events at London’s Natural History Museum, then Director of Events at The Honourable Artillery Company, also in the capital.

‘These wide-ranging positions have given me an invaluable insight into the corporate world and the huge role businesses can play in helping support and raise the profile of charities and other good causes,’ he added.

‘I look forward to re-establishing relationships with companies and other organisations in Herefordshire as well as working with the already successful fundraising team at St Michael’s to help ensure the Hospice’s prominent profile continues.’

The Hospice’s Income Generation, Marketing & Communications Director, Lynne Carter, said she was thrilled to have Simon on board.

‘Simon comes to us with an extensive record of working within the business sector, so he knows the importance firms can play in their community. 

‘We look forward to him forging new friendships on behalf of St Michael’s, and growing existing relationships.’ 

Simon can be contacted by calling 01432 852 603 or emailing

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