Maggie's At the moment we can't see people in our centres but we're here for you: If you need to talk to someone face-to-face, just come in to any Maggie's centre to talk to one of our professional staff. I want to make sure that every major NHS cancer centre within the UK, and beyond has a Maggie’s. Maggie’s is a charity providing free cancer support and information in centres across the UK and online. She worked as a clinical nurse specialist at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, where she gave chemotherapy to Maggie Keswick Jencks when her breast cancer was re-diagnosed. I am determined that everyone who needs Maggie’s, whenever that may be, knows where we are and how Maggie’s can help. Laura Lee, Chief Executive of Maggie's Centre “We are thrilled to be working in partnership with The Royal Marsden, who have such an amazing track record in cancer treatment and outstanding patients care. More from: Laura Lee: 'exploring social problems is central to Maggie’s architecture' The high-profile, driving force behind the much-applauded approach to designing palliative environments for people with cancer told architects their crucial role was to investigate our social problems. “They encourage self-determination and self-management.” Studies have long shown that attitude matters whenit comes to surviving cancer: Those who … I have led Maggie's since the inception of the charity in 1998 and have overseen the development of all our centres across the UK, online and abroad. Glasgow 1994 – Maggie and her oncology nurse Laura Lee develop early plans for a ‘Cancer Caring Centre'. 10 Dumbarton Road In my time here Maggie’s has grown considerably so my job is continually changing and adapting. London The new Centre will allow us to extend our programme of support across London.” I’ve also focused on building our social media functions and growing brand awareness through national PR including a feature length documentary on BBC Scotland and fundraising partnerships with Children in Need. Cancer support. Penny Lister was then recruited for a short tenure. Project Insight. Project credits: Client: The Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust, Marcia Blakenham, Laura Lee Property director: Chris Watson Architecture and interior design: Ab … To contact Maggie's Chief Executive, Laura Lee, please contact her Assistant, Pam Richardson. Maggie’s Leeds expands upon the studio’s long-standing interest in the role of biophilia within the built environment, best demonstrated by the recently completed, EDEN, a new residential building in Singapore; Little Island at Pier55, a new park and performance space in New York City that is due to complete in 2021; and 1000 Trees, a mixed-use development in Shanghai, which on completion will … 10 Dumbarton Road I oversee Marketing, PR, Digital, Design and Publications at Maggie’s, working from our London office. If you wish to make a formal complaint, please contact Pam Richardson: Pam Richardson EH4 2XU. I have met so many extraordinary people in our centres: they are my inspiration and the driving force behind all that we do at Maggie’s. Email: events@maggies.org To contact Maggie's Chief Executive, Laura Lee, please contact her Assistant, Pam Richardson. Maggie's – everyone's home of cancer care - Maggie's Centres. Laura Lee. Maggie's Centres, are a charity that have become influential for their enlightened provision of uplifting environments for cancer care, designed by some of the worlds most renowned architects. Maggie's centres are a network of drop-in centres across the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, which aim to help anyone who has been affected by cancer. If you would like to find out more about our cancer support and the way in which we work, or our designs and buildings, we would be delighted to welcome you to one of our centres. menu menu. For a small fee, LL will write you a personalized answer. She died in 1995, but Laura, Maggie’s nurse and friend, worked with her family to ensure her vision became a reality. In challenging times, the charity Maggie’s has been there to offer social, emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer. Crewe Road Laura Lee was born in Scotland and trained as an oncology nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. Our support. Maggie’s environments support that,” says Laura Lee, the chief executive for Maggie’s Centres. With the support of her young nurse, Laura Lee, Maggie would devote the rest of her life to planning a cancer caring centre. More. Glasgow Don Lusher Quartet With Laura Lee (3), The Golden Brass With The Maggie Eaves Singers: Don Lusher Quartet With Laura Lee (3), The Golden Brass With The Maggie Eaves Singers - Music Music Music ‎ (2xLP, Comp) Double Gold (2) DG 1200: UK: 1972: Sell This Version The Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust is a company limited by guarantee Company Number: SC162451. I am also responsible for IT, HR, risk management and governance all of which are vital to deliver Maggie’s unique cancer care programme. ━━ Laura Lee, Chief Executive, Maggie’s. Now she heads the charity named after her friend, whose innovative approach could land it, of all things, an architecture prize I want to make sure that everyone who visits Maggie's feels valued and leaves feeling a little more in control of their lives. ‘the centre helps us to extend maggie’s vital practical and emotional support to more people across the capital,’ says laura lee, maggie’s chief executive. G11 6PA. She had a feel for what was … We really value your experience of Maggie's Centres. 20 St. James Street Email: pam.richardson@maggies.org Maggie had a vision of a place that would allow you to be an informed participant in your medical treatment, offering stress-reducing strategies, psychological support and the opportunity to meet other people in similar circumstances in a relaxed warm atmosphere. I’m proud to be a part of Maggie’s because it is a place that treats people as individuals at a time when they can feel like they are losing their identity. Stay up to date with our news and fundraising by signing up for our newsletter. I am responsible for the delivery and strategic development of Maggie’s centre operations and for ensuring we provide a high quality, evidence-based core programme of cancer support. I have led Maggie's since the inception of the charity in 1998 and have overseen the development of all our centres across the UK, online and abroad. Glasgow Before Maggie’s I worked in the NHS and I have seen first-hand how important it is that everyone has access to the right support tailored to their own individual needs. Laura Lee, Maggie’s CEO, said: "We are so pleased that the application is now under consideration by the council. The Gatehouse Conceived as a lantern-like structure, Maggie's Barts features curving junctions between glass, concrete and bamboo elements. Western General Hospital Reading. Laura Lee added: “It is a beautiful location for one of our Centres and one which I am sure will make an impact on our Centre visitors. The Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust is a company limited by guarantee Company Number: SC162451. They are not intended as a replacement for conventional cancer therapy, but as a caring environment that can provide support, information and practical advice. The Gatehouse The best thing about my job is undoubtedly, the magic and energy that is created when we bring together inspirational individuals who care passionately about improving cancer support. Tel: 0300 123 1801. For all enquiries about the useful links to other organisations on our cancer support and information pages. Tel: 020 7386 3551, Maggie's She immersed herself in the plans to create the centre; the day before she died we sat together on her bed surrounded by papers and designs. G11 6PA, Email: enquiries@maggies.org Maggie’s Centres are uplifting buildings where people feel inspired … My role is to ensure that we create opportunities for each and every individual donor, company, partner, charitable trust or volunteer to have an incredible and rewarding experience supporting visitors to Maggie’s. Maggie’s Centre’s Laura Lee on the healing power of architecture. If you have any feedback or comments on how you found our centres or this website please write to us: Feedback Laura Lee mentors students ready to develop their psychic mediumship ability for self empowerment. I joined Maggie’s in 2007 bringing with me experience as a print and broadcast journalist for national publications such as The Times and The Daily Telegraph and a producer for the BBC on programmes including Crimewatch and for BBC Radio 4. Maggie's Centres Laura shared Maggie’s vision of a cancer support centre housed in a non-clinical and uplifting environment … We're here for you during this time. Forum & blogs. Simmons later joined the Pearls. Email: media@maggies.org Maggie’s was the vision of Maggie Keswick Jencks, who had an idea for a different type of cancer care as she lived with advanced cancer for two years. Says Laura Lee, who was Maggie’s specialist chemo nurse before being appointed Chief Executive for Maggie’s Centres: "The diagnosis of cancer, Maggie felt is a bit like being flung out of a plane with a parachute that may or may not open, and no map when you land behind enemy lines. The Stables 1995 – Architect Richard Murphy produces a plan to convert a stable building at Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. This includes the running of Maggie's established and interim centres; development/delivery of our programme of cancer support; quality assurance and overseeing Maggie's research portfolio. Maggie's Tel: 0300 123 1801, Registered Office: Maggie's, The Gatehouse, 10 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6PA Registered Charity Number: SC024414 Before making new commissions they take time to get to know the work of different practitioners and to consider who would best work for a particular site and its conditions. The Gatehouse When they came to the clinic they would be armed with … Please contact the centre you would like to visit directly. I also lead Maggie's international development, identifying how and where Maggie's should grow outside the UK. Laura Lee was a nurse when she met Maggie Jencks. During my time at Maggie’s I have worked with over 30 NHS Trusts and have worked with teams across the charity to open 26 centres. Laura Lee, chief executive of Maggie’s, commented: “Our new centre will be located on the grounds of the hospital, just a stone’s throw away from where people are being treated for cancer; and we will have a uniquely designed building, providing a welcoming and inspiring atmosphere to visitors. I first came across Maggie’s when I was in that role and saw the charity as a real and genuine example of an organisation that puts the needs of people at the very heart of its operation. For all enquiries about Maggie's Online Community including help with logging in to your account. Our Chief Executive takes care of the day-to-day management of Maggie’s, and works with her Executive team to deliver our strategy and goals. I was working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Breast Unit at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh in 1991, when I first met Maggie and Charles Jencks. Tel: 07825 056 394 or 020 7386 3537. Ask Laura Lee your VIP question. To find your nearest Maggie's centre, enter your postcode or town below. G11 6PA Stay up to date with our news and fundraising by signing up for our newsletter. Maggie’s Chief Executive Laura Lee added: “We are absolutely blown away by Sir Rod Stewart’s generous support and I can’t thank him enough, “Everyone is incredibly excited that he is supporting Maggie’s to help people with cancer in what has been the toughest year imaginable. More. Information in other languages and formats. From the mid-1970s until 1986, the regular members became Stredder, Ann Simmons, who was another former Vernons Girl, and Laura Lee. W6 9RW, Maggie's Dame Laura Lee DBE. My role is about ensuring that every person who walks into a Maggie's centre receives the best quality support possible – the right support at the right time. To find your nearest Maggie's centre, enter your postcode or town below. By Ruth Slavid, Ruth Slavid Ruth Slavid 2009-03-13T00:00:00. Edinburgh Once a new centre has been approved I make sure the fundraising and delivery of the centre is smooth sailing and successful. 1995 – On 8 July, Maggie dies. Maggie’s has such ambitious plans for growth and I wanted to be part of the team to make that happen so more people can access our unique support. I joined Maggie’s in 2007 bringing with me experience of the NHS from my time as Assistant Divisional General Manager for Cancer and Tertiary Services at Swansea NHS Trust. Chief Executive. I am responsible for the current and future financial well-being of Maggie’s. During my time at Maggie’s I have overseen our re-branding to a bolder more recognisable brand alongside the development of our new website. Laura Lee has commissioned some of the world’s top architects to design the Maggie’s Centres, and along the way she’s discovered the importance of architecture. She died in 1995, but Laura, Maggie’s nurse and friend, worked with Maggie’s family to ensure her vision became a reality. For all media enquiries please visit our Media centre or contact us. Information in other languages and formats. This includes responsibility for setting the financial strategy, developing financial plans, setting and monitoring budgets and providing forecasts of income, expenditure, reserves and cash. Tel: 0300 123 1801. If you are enquiring about Maggie’s from outside of the UK, please contact: Email: internationalenquiries@maggies.org. I work with senior NHS clinical and managerial teams in the hospitals where we have or are planning to have a Maggie’s centre. Registered Office: Maggie's, The Gatehouse, 10 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6PA Registered Charity Number: SC024414 10 Dumbarton Road Up until 1973, the Ladybirds remained as a working trio of Gloria George, Maggie Stredder and Marian Davies. Laura Lee offers one-on-one (and multiple party) readings by phone, Skype, WhatsApp, or FaceTime. When they came to the clinic they would be armed with masses of information and articles –they believed that more could be done. They are located near, but are detached from, existing NHS hospitals. For contact details please visit the Our centres pages. The centre pages also have full contact details so you can contact your nearest Maggie's centre directly. Donate. For all enquiries about Maggie's Events including Culture Crawl and Kitchen Table Day. As the Duchess arrived, she was greeted by Dame Laura Lee DBE, Chief Executive of Maggie's. Since the late 90s Maggie’s Chief Executive Laura Lee has worked with one of the founding trustees Marcia Blakenham to expand the network of 22 centres across the UK. For more information about Maggie's, you can contact our Supporter Care Team based in our Glasgow office. 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