Giving hope to those affected
by secondary breast cancer

Research. Support. Education.

Meet the Team

Emma Hall

Head of Operations

I graduated from the Liverpool Institute for Performing arts in 2008 with a degree in Theatre Production.  My first full time job after University was at the Liverpool Arena and Convention centre before moving back to Dunfermline to live with my husband.

I moved into the voluntary sector in 2011 when I started working with Sue Ryder as a Community and Events Fundraiser, before moving to Parkinson’s UK.   I was a Regional Fundraiser for 7 years at Parkinson’s UK covering the East of Scotland.  At Parkinson’s UK I was involved in a great deal of different event, projects and partnerships throughout the years.

I started as Head of Fundraising with Make 2nds Count in November 2019 after meeting Lisa and Euan at an event. A combination of Lisa’s passion and commitment to helping raise awareness of Secondary breast cancer and having two of my family members affected by breast cancer are the reasons I wanted join the charity. 

Interesting fact – Sir Paul McCartney awarded me my graduation certificate.  The picture of him and I is hanging in my home office.


Amanda Donaldson

Fundraising Manager

 

I'm so delighted to join the Make 2nds Count team as Fundraising Manager, it's such a wonderful charity and there is so much exciting activity going on!

I've worked in fundraising for various charities for almost ten years and can't wait to get stuck into everything here at Make 2nds Count.

When I'm not buzzing about fundraising you'll most likely find me doing yoga, baking a cake or climbing a mountain somewhere in Scotland with my two dogs, Doug & Herbie.

I'm lucky enough to live next to the beach in Edinburgh so we get to spend our mornings down by the sea. I love the outdoors and travelling.

I'm always up for a new adventure.

Interesting fact - When I was 18 I  moved to France to be a snowboarding instructor.

 


 

Fiona Gibson

Community and Events Fundraiser

I started my career in hospitality, working in all aspects of the industry, predominantly on the frontline as Front Office Manager, driven by my passion for working with people and putting smiles on their faces.


During my time as an official volunteer for Marie Curie, I trekked the Grand Canyon and loved being involved in the bag packing and bake sales that would keep us busy.


Having known Lisa, and being able to call her a friend, for several years now, I have been taken on her journey with her.
Coming on board as Community Fundraiser, for this exceptional charity was an opportunity I could not turn down and I look forward to being involved as we take the charity forward to even greater things.

Interesting fact - I sang in a lift with Brandon Flowers.


 

 

Claire O'Donnell

Support & Research Project Coordinator

After two years as a Patient Champion for the charity, I'm delighted to now be officially part of the team as their new Support & Research Project Coordinator. 

I'm eager to help the charity grow their support services. As a Secondary Breast Cancer patient myself, with 5 years living with this disease, I am keen to bring that patient knowledge and hope to this role.

I have coordinating experience from my previous role within the events industry and am very much looking forward to this new support & research challenge.

Interesting Fact: I have a massive Dr Martens collection that I started after diagnosis. Shoes, boots, bags, scarfs, pins. My goal is to reach 100 pairs and in the 2 years of collecting, I already have 78 pairs. I wear a different pair every day and always choose the shoes first and build the outfit around them. They make a great addition to EVERY outfit and they are always a talking point.

 

 


 

Corinne McDougall

Support and Patient Engagement Coordinator

I’m so excited to be working for Make 2nds Count and being part of such a great team. Prior to joining M2C I worked within an oncology unit for 5 years and had the pleasure of getting to know so many wonderful people from all walks of life. 

I feel privileged to be working with this great young charity and look forward to contributing and watching it grow, very exciting.

I worked and lived in Glasgow for 10 years then London for 3 years before moving back to Edinburgh where I am now very settled.

Interesting fact - I walked the Brooklyn Bridge many years ago at 11pm when it probably wasn’t the safest thing to do! I fed homeless people all round New York City and I was lucky to meet some amazing people and hear their story. 


 

Kathryn Orr

I'm the founder of a Sales and Marketing agency that supports business growth.  I started my career in Sales and have always loved being able to impact a business's success.  Leading several start-ups within the financial sector, media and retail have required me to wear many hats, so my work spans across sales, marketing, operations, finance, and product development.

You could say I wear 100 hats at all times, which is challenging but keeps my day to day interesting.  I am a stickler for ensuring a company and its people are optimising their potential. To do this, you must understand all its moving parts, which takes commitment, exploration, and time spent listening and analysing.
I'd say I am extroverted, and I just love honest, hardworking people.  What you see is indeed what you get; there is no requirement for adopting transparency; I am what I am. I see one of my greatest superpowers is helping people find their own superpower. I love mentoring others and get a huge BUZZ connecting with people and realising opportunity and potential.  
My home is in Liverpool, where my heart is although I have enjoyed working in other countries, and New York is a place where I plan to make my second home in the future. I married later in life at 42, to Jamie, I saved the best until last my friends and family say! I am blessed with a daughter Ava; she is preparing for University this year; I will be waving her off with a huge smile (only joking, I will be heartbroken to see her leave), and we have a small scruffy dog called Star who thinks it an Alsation.   My upbringing within a hardworking, kind, humorous family set me up to succeed in life.

I ultimately live by treating others as you would like to be treated yourself. It's really that simple. I'm looking forward to supporting the Make 2nds Count Team.