News & blog Latest news Edd Smith joins the Above & Beyond team Above & Beyond is excited to welcome Edd Smith as its new Corporate Partnerships and Community Fundraising Manager! Edd has worked in the voluntary sector for over seven years; first as Development Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens followed by four years as a Corporate Fundraiser and Lottery Manager at St Peter’s Hospice. He joins Above & Beyond at a very busy time! Our BHI Appeal has just got underway and we're getting into the festive mood with the National 'Elf Service Day, Christmas Star Concert and Hype's 'Fairytale in New York' Christmas Parties. Commenting on his role, Edd said: I'm very excited to work for Above & Beyond - the charity is so important to Bristol and the region with so many people relying on the important work of the Bristol city centre hospitals. It really is one of the region’s best loved charities and I'm looking forward to working with the many businesses and members of the community who give their time to raise these important funds. To have the opportunity to support the hospitals is something I will relish as I, like so many others, have been supported by the wonderful staff at the UH Bristol NHS Trust. To support our fundraising activities, Edd will be looking to forge relationships with some of the region's best known companies via Charity of the Year partnerships, corporate sponsorship deals and corporate events. He will also work with the Community Fundraising team as it supports individuals, schools, colleges, universities and community groups, in their fundraising activities. Welcome to the team, Edd!