Our Team

First Touch employs two part time members of staff, who oversee the running of the charity.

Sarah Collins, Charity Director, works 16 hours per week. Sarah's eldest daughter was born at St George's in 2001, three months prematurely. She has worked for the charity since 2004, and previously worked in children's arts administration and fundraising.

Louise Williams, Charity Co-ordinator, works 10 hours per week. She is usually to be found on the nnu at St George's from 10am-2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, working an additional 2 hours from home. She is a mother of two and has a background in finance and marketing as well as having worked voluntarily for several child-related charities. She joined First Touch in 2012.

As a team, Sarah and Louise are the first point of contact for all enquiries to the charity. They lead all fundraising campaigns and organise events, and help our supporters, both individual and corporate, to raise money. They also manage social networking strategies and the First Touch website, with the help of Dusted Design Partners Ltd. They oversee the financial management of the charity and liaise with the neonatal unit's equipment committee and medical physics department to order equipment. Sarah and Louise work closely with the trustees to ensure all monies raised are spent in the most appropriate way.

The First Touch team with baby Emmeline and her mum

funding meter

  • Donations received so far - £50
  • Target of total funds for the year - £210,000