Welcome Rachel and Alison!

We would like to say a BIG welcome to our two new members of staff Rachel and Alison who joined the Maternity Worldwide team in September.

Rachel (left) is our new Trusts and Foundations Officer which is a brand new role within the team. Here’s what Rachel has to say about starting at Maternity Worldwide and a little about her background;

“My name is Rachel Roseblade and I am the new Trusts and Foundations Officer at Maternity Worldwide. I’ve been a fundraiser for over ten years, and have experience in the fields of health, social welfare and human rights. I have a huge passion for international development and gender equality and I’m incredible proud to join Maternity Worldwide and be part of the fantastic work we do saving lives in childbirth.

This is a really exciting period of growth and expansion for the charity and I’m looking forward to working with all the other staff, volunteers and supporters in the UK and Africa to raise the vital funds we need.”


Alison (right) is our new Programme Support Officer and here she tells us about her role within the Maternity Worldwide team and her background;

“My name is Alison Payne and I’m delighted to be the new Programme Support Officer at Maternity Worldwide. I’ve worked in the charity and public sectors for 20 years in various fundraising, programme and grants management roles for organisations like the Rainforest Foundation UK and the British Red Cross.

I’ve lived and travelled in sub-Saharan Africa so it’s a part of the world very close to my heart. I’m therefore really looking forward to playing a small part in helping such an amazing charity deliver its vital, grassroots work saving women’s lives and supporting local communities.

My role focuses on working with our project staff in Malawi, Uganda and Ethiopia and liaising with donors such as the Big Lottery Fund which is supporting our Malawi project.”

Welcome to the MW team ladies!