The Animal Care Trust is made up of a small team who are passionate about the work being donr to improve animal health and care:


Nadja Hale, Head of Fundraising

Nadja Hale, Head of Fundraising

“I am responsible for developing and delivering the overall fundraising strategy to support the work of the College. I also manage the College’s charity, the Animal Care Trust, and the College’s restricted funds (donations made to particular areas of the College’s work) – so essentially, I oversee all philanthropic funds in and philanthropic funds out!

“The Fundraising Team raises money for all sorts of projects; supporting students in need, funding pioneering equipment for the College’s hospitals and research teams, and building new facilities.

“I joined the RVC in 2011 and live nearby in Welwyn Garden City with my husband Andy, daughter Sasha, cat George, and goldfish Eric.”

Ask me about:

  • Funding projects or equipment
  • Fundraising for new projects
  • How the Animal Care Trust works
  • Legacies (leaving a gift in your will)

+44 (0)1707 667024



Amy Billington, Fundraising Manager

“I am responsible for developing our fundraising activities, whether that’s finding new ways to get you involved in the charity, or by helping you in your own challenges and activities.

“I ensure that the team has a clear strategy in place, including a communications programme, events calendar, mailing schedule and new fundraising initiatives. I enjoy my varied role that not only ensures that vital funds are raised for the Animal Care Trust, but also that we raise awareness of the work we do.

“I first joined the Animal Care Trust in September 2017, and after a year away, I am delighted to be back on the team. I live with my husband Tom and children Max and Layla.”

Ask me about:

  • Fundraising
  • Donations
  • Events
  • What we do

+44 (0)1707 667026



Ashley Reynolds, Marketing Executive - Fundraising

“My role to tell the world about the amazing work being carried out at the Royal Veterinary College that is funded through the Animal Care Trust. I also try to promote all of our fundraising and sponsorship work, and generally try to make it as easy as possible for our supporters to find out information and do what they want to do.

“My favourite thing about working at the Animal Care Trust is watching our inspiring supporters raise as much money as they possibly can, and then seeing that money go into action to improve the lives of animals, and support the staff and students that work tirelessly on their care and treatment.

“I joined the Animal Care Trust in 2019, and previously spent two years as Marketing Executive - Student Recruitment at the Royal Veterinary College. I have two boxer dogs, Sasuke and Moo.”

Ask me about:

  • Our website, social media channels and branding
  • Fundraising resources
  • Fundraising help



Jenny Collins, Trusts and Corporate Fundraising Officer

Jenny Collins, Trusts and Corporate Fundraising Officer

“I am responsible for fundraising with charitable trusts, foundations and companies that want to support projects and activities at the Royal Veterinary College.

“I identify new projects with RVC staff and students and raise vital funds and sponsorship to support RVC hospitals, students, research and animal welfare. Whether you are a company, charitable trust or foundation, there are lots of different ways I can work with you to support your interest in the College.

“I joined the Animal Care Trust in April 2017, and I live with my husband, two kids and Cocoa, a very cheeky black Labrador Staffordshire cross.”

Ask me about:

  • Charitable Trusts and Foundations
  • Partnerships
  • Sponsorships

+44 (0)1707 666045



Emma Bryan, Grants and Legacies Administrator

"I provide administrative support to the governance aspects of the Fundraising Team specifically in relation to grants, endowments and legacies.

"I am responsible for the Animal Care Trust grants application process, if you have a project that requires funding or are a student looking for funds please get in touch to discuss how we can help you.

"I have recently joined the Animal Care Trust and I am excited to see first-hand how we can make a difference to improve animal health and care."

Ask me about:

  • Grant applications
  • EMS+ Awards Scheme
  • Legacies

+44 (0)1707 669663



Mark Collins, Fundraising and Alumni Administrator

Mark Collins, Fundraising and Alumni Administrator

"I am responsible for providing administrative support to the Animal Care Trust team and their activities, acting as the initial point of contact for members of the public, staff, students and alumni ensuring that the office is run efficiently on a day-to-day basis.

"I am also responsible for banking donations and reconciling account statements and provides support to the team on the many events that the Animal Care Trust organises. 

"Although I don't have any pets currently, I have in the past been the lucky owner of three wonderful dogs – Freeway, an Alsatian crossed with an Irish Wolfhound, Texas, a Golden Retriever and Magnum, a rough haired Jack Russell, all of which were much loved and led long and happy lives. I joined the College in March 2014 after previously working as a Business Development Coordinator at Oaklands College."

+44 (0)1707 666237



Alumni fundraising

The Royal Veterinary College welcomes support from alumni to help fund a number of educational projects around the College. Our alumni fundraising aims to have real impact on student life at the RVC.

Find out more about our alumni relations team.

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