Kate is the latest individual to give drug-resistance the boot

Peter Gibson ANTRUK announcements

Kate Fordham, new team member for Antibiotic Research UK

Mum Kate Fordham believes that the human race is in a “precarious position” and that we all have a role to play in preventing antibiotic resistant infections.

That’s why she has joined our charity and will be concentrating her efforts on getting individuals to give. With donations, we can develop new medications, raise awareness, save modern medicine and lives.

With a rich history in third sector fundraising, we are banking on Kate to make a huge difference.

Here’s Kate’s story

“I was delighted to join Antibiotic Research UK in September. My background is in Individual Giving and legacy fundraising where I have over 17 years’ experience working for charities such as Action for Blind People and Alzheimer’s Society. Most recently I worked for an international sight-saving charity. In this role, I headed up the Individual Giving team.

As a mum to young children, the rise of antibiotic resistant infections concerns me a great deal. If we don’t slow down the spread of antibiotic resistance now, we place future generations in a precarious position. I’m privileged to be able to lend my support to such an important cause.

Individual Givers are often the lifeblood of charities providing reliable and loyal support to the cause over many years. Often, these givers also go on to leave a gift in their will.

My role at Antibiotic Research UK is to ensure that our Individual Givers know what an important part they play in the preventing antibiotic resistant infections, and to promote the idea of individual giving to potential new supporters.

As individuals we can all play a part in slowing the spread of antibiotic resistance by taking simple measures such as washing our hands properly, disposing of antibiotics properly or taking antibiotics exactly as prescribed. If we all do this, we will see change and improvement.

Individual giving is the same philosophy. By giving what we can when we can, be it a regular gift or a leaving a gift in your will, together we can make a huge difference. We can provide the stability and income needed to support the important work of the charity.

If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming an Antibiotic Research UK individual supporter or would like any information about leaving a legacy, please don’t hesitate to contact me kate.fordham@antibioticresearch.org.uk