Meet The Team

Love Musgrove Team

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    James Kirton

    Head of Charity

    James is the charity lead. He has over 20 years of experience in the charity sector and is passionate about the NHS. Contact details: and 01935 383020 or 01823 344437.

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    Zoe Steer

    Head of Fundraising

    Zoe has been working in the third sector for over 10 years and manages the Fundraising teams across our family of NHS charities. Contact details: and 01823 343974 or 07557 012437.

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    Max Patch

    Community Fundraiser

    Max joined us in April 2023 from Action Aid as an Events and Community Engagement Officer. Max supports fundraisers and engages with the community in the West of the county. Max enjoys a round of golf and is a new dad. Email - Phone - 01823 344437

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    Connor Toland

    Fundraising Assistant

    Connor joined the team having previously worked in the trust. He will be tasked with the day to day running of the Fundraising Office, processing all the donations and queries that we receive. Connor loves football and spends his free time supporting a local team. Contact Connor for donations and gift aid. Email Phone - 01823 344437

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    Graham Hughes

    Chair, Love Musgrove/ Somerset NHS Charity

    Graham has over 40 years of experience in the financial and legal sectors and was previously an executive director of Bank and Clients PLC. Prior to this, in his capacity as managing partner and latterly chairman, he developed a legal practice to a multi office large employer. Graham has been an NHS Non-Executive Director since April 2018

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    Brian Perowne


    Brian joined the Trust in March 2013. He brings with him a wealth of experience following a career in the Royal Navy which included three major commands and an appointment as head of naval communications. He served as chief executive of the Naval Base at Faslane on the Clyde before becoming Rear Admiral in 1996. He was chief executive of the Naval Bases and Supply Agency and served as chief of fleet support on the Admiralty and Navy Boards. From 2001-2011 Brian was chief executive of the Home Farm Trust, a national charity supporting adults with learning disabilities. He is a trustee of several charities, and a Deputy Lieutenant of Somerset.

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    Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Edinburgh GCVO

    Royal Patron

    Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Edinburgh GCVO is Love Musgrove's Royal Patron. Her patronage reflects Her Royal Highness's ongoing support of Love Musgrove, the hospital's official charity, and her continued support of hospitals in the United Kingdom. Her Royal Highness has visited Musgrove on two occasions in support of Love Musgrove, once in March 2018 as she became Royal Patron of the MRI Million Campaign, and again in September 2019 to officially open the brand new MRI Scanner.

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