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Charlotte Green

Charlotte Green

Patron

The broadcaster Charlotte Green is instantly recognisable as the voice of the Classified Football Results on Radio Five Live. She’s the first female reader of the results on the BBC, replacing James Alexander Gordon, who had read the results for forty years.

Charlotte was a newsreader and announcer on BBC Radio 4 for nearly thirty years and is probably best known for her work on the Today programme and The News Quiz. She presented an Arts and Culture programme on Classic FM for five years, between 2013 and 2018. In 2013 she was voted Radio Broadcaster of the Year by the Broadcasting Press Guild and later the same year was inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame.

Charlotte was a close friend of BBC Radio Four presenter, Rory Morrison, who died from WM in 2013 and in whose honour the Rory Morrison WMUK Registry is named. The RMR works to generate the data and evidence needed to help understand WM and to support the introduction of new treatments.

Trustees

  • Dr Harriet Scorer

    Harriet was diagnosed with WM over 20 years ago. She is a qualified doctor (gynaecology) and runs her own healthcare consultancy business.

  • Colin Rainford

    Colin was diagnosed with WM in 2008. He is a Global Account Manager in an engineering company.

  • Dr Jaimal Kothari

    Dr Kothari is a Consultant Haematologist at Oxford University Hospital, with a specialist interest in Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia and lymphoma. He is clinical lead for the late phase clinical trials group.

  • Professor Guy Pratt

    Professor Pratt is a Consultant Haematologist at University Hospitals Birmingham, with research interests in multiple myeloma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).

  • Nina is Head of Commercial Operations at NHS England, where she has responsibility for the Cancer Drugs Fund and patient access schemes. Nina previously worked at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

  • Helen McCarthy

    Dr McCarthy is a Consultant Haematologist at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, with a specialist interest in Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia, myeloma and other B-cell malignancies.

  • Eric Low

    Eric has worked in the field of medical research charities for over 20 years. He founded Myeloma UK in 1996, leading the organisation as Chief Executive until 2017. He currently runs a consultancy business specialising in strategic market access, life sciences and healthcare policy, and patient and patient group engagement.

  • Dr Dima El-Sharkawi

    Dr El-Sharkawi is a Consultant Haematologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, with a specialist interest in Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia. She is an investigator on a number of clinical trials.

  • Dr Shirley D'Sa

    Dr D’Sa is a founder trustee of WMUK. She is a Consultant Haematologist with a special interest in Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia and runs the largest WM clinic in the UK at University College London Hospitals (UCLH). She leads WMUK’s Biobank and Rory Morrison WMUK Registry projects that collect and store clinical data about WM.

  • Will Franks

    Chair of Trustees

    Will is WMUK’s Chair of Trustees. He was diagnosed with WM in 2012.

Staff

  • Fundraising and Communications Manager

    Kat joined WMUK in October 2020. She has spent the past seven years working in small health and cancer charities as a fundraiser. She enjoys working with fundraisers and donors, and reporting back to them on how their support is making a difference.

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