Jenny and CharlotteNorth West cancer research charity NWCR has made two key appointments to its strengthened its fundraising and marketing team.

North West Cancer Research (NWCR) has appointed Charlotte Houghton and Jennifer Higgs, who will be based at the charity’s headquarters at the University of Liverpool.

Houghton joins from the Science and Technology Facilities Council and will work closely with the team to develop, enhance and promote the NWCR brand, its online presence and its digital communication channels as marketing executive.
Higgs joins as trusts and legacies fundraiser and will have the responsibility of increasing the level of trusts and legacy donations to NWCR.

She has previously worked as a trusts and grants development officer at Henshaws Society for Blind People and as public sector and trusts officer at Tate.

Chief Executive Anne Jackson said: “Charlotte and Jennifer are experienced in their fields and add to an already talented and dedicated team. Their skills and passion will help spread the word about NWCR and the research we fund into the detection, treatment and prevention of cancer, allowing us to continue growing and benefit the community we serve.”

The charity merged with Clatterbridge Cancer Research in 2013 and last year invested a record £2.2million worth of funding for cancer research projects at the University of Liverpool, Lancaster University and Bangor University. This year so far it has announced an extra £1.4million worth of funding support.