Ruth Hooper is a fantastic, dedicated fundraiser who has been a cornerstone of Designability (formerly Bath Institute of Medical Engineering) since just five years after it was first set-up in 1968. In her role, to which she has dedicated all of her working life so far, she has evolved to meet the charity’s ever-growing needs and expansion and she has always worked with such passion and selflessness in all that she does. Starting as a Personal Assistant to the Director, before becoming more focussed on fundraising activities, she has accepted every challenge thrown at her, including the development of important and necessary income streams to fund the organisation’s charitable activities. Everyone who has worked with Ruth would agree that she is the quiet but ever present driving force at the heart of all that Designability does. In the 48 years that she has worked for the charity, she has never tired of the challenges that have been thrown in her direction.