The James Cook University Hospital

Emily was nominated for supporting the Team, and for being able to adapt with the products and the new processes to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Along with her winnings, we also donated £1,000 to the charity of her choice, The James Cook University Hospital.

‘The James Cook University Hospital is literally the only reason that my dad is still currently alive, so I genuinely owe them a lot. They now have the most advanced cardiothoracic treatment available in the area, so most people with heart problems are admitted into their wards.’

Read on to find out a little more about Emily and why she chose to support this charity…

1. What made you choose this charity?
The charity will use the funds to pay towards new equipment for the ward, new procedures and to help afford training and new Consultants for the ward. None of these is provided by the NHS, so they are reliant on donations to support their growth. It was actually one of the new treatments that were funded by this charity that specifically helped my dad to recover.

2. What do you like about working a Allay?
It is a very friendly working environment, and that really means a lot. There is always a new variety of tasks as the business grows, so it has really helped me develop new skills and to improve my confidence in doing things that I couldn’t have imagined myself doing before I started working here.

3. What did you want to be when you were younger?
When I was younger, I was really interested in dinosaurs and prehistoric animals, so I wanted to be a palaeontologist.

4. What do you like to do outside of work?
I’m pretty generic, outside of work I usually read, play videogames, spend time outdoors with my dogs, or spend time with my friends.

5. What the biggest must do on your bucket list and why?
I’m a colossal nerd, so I definitely want to visit New Zealand and pay a visit to the Hobbiton set from Lord of Rings.