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. Maggie's – everyone's home of cancer care - Maggie's Centres. 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. Tel: 0300 123 1801, Registered Office: Maggie's, The Gatehouse, 10 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6PA Registered Charity Number: SC024414 Chief Executive. More. Donate. More. 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. I am responsible for the current and future financial well-being of Maggie’s. 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. The Gatehouse She died in 1995, but Laura, Maggie’s nurse and friend, worked with her family to ensure her vision became a reality. Tel: 020 7386 3551, Maggie's Email: pam.richardson@maggies.org Tel: 020 7386 3551 With the support of her young nurse, Laura Lee, Maggie would devote the rest of her life to planning a cancer caring centre. 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. To find your nearest Maggie's centre, enter your postcode or town below. Maggie’s environments support that,” says Laura Lee, the chief executive for Maggie’s Centres. Stay up to date with our news and fundraising by signing up for our newsletter. Forum & blogs. Maggie’s is a charity providing free cancer support and information in centres across the UK and online. ━━ Laura Lee, Chief Executive, Maggie’s. Stay up to date with our news and fundraising by signing up for our newsletter. This includes responsibility for setting the financial strategy, developing financial plans, setting and monitoring budgets and providing forecasts of income, expenditure, reserves and cash. 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. G11 6PA 1994 – Maggie and her oncology nurse Laura Lee develop early plans for a ‘Cancer Caring Centre'. I oversee Marketing, PR, Digital, Design and Publications at Maggie’s, working from our London office. 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 … 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. Information in other languages and formats. Our 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. Tel: 0300 123 1801. G11 6PA. 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. Laura Lee was a nurse when she met Maggie Jencks. The Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust is a company limited by guarantee Company Number: SC162451. For more information about Maggie's, you can contact our Supporter Care Team based in our Glasgow office. Once a new centre has been approved I make sure the fundraising and delivery of the centre is smooth sailing and successful. 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. 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. 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. She died in 1995, but Laura, Maggie’s nurse and friend, worked with Maggie’s family to ensure her vision became a reality. Laura shared Maggie’s vision of a cancer support centre housed in a non-clinical and uplifting environment … 10 Dumbarton Road Please contact the centre you would like to visit directly. The Gatehouse 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. 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. Project Insight. Ask Laura Lee your VIP question. 10 Dumbarton Road 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 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. To contact Maggie's Chief Executive, Laura Lee, please contact her Assistant, Pam Richardson. 20 St. James Street As the Duchess arrived, she was greeted by Dame Laura Lee DBE, Chief Executive of Maggie's. 1995 – Architect Richard Murphy produces a plan to convert a stable building at Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. When they came to the clinic they would be armed with masses of information and articles –they believed that more could be done. By Ruth Slavid, Ruth Slavid Ruth Slavid 2009-03-13T00:00:00. To contact Maggie's Chief Executive, Laura Lee, please contact her Assistant, Pam Richardson. To find your nearest Maggie's centre, enter your postcode or town below. The Gatehouse Glasgow They are located near, but are detached from, existing NHS hospitals. I work with senior NHS clinical and managerial teams in the hospitals where we have or are planning to have a Maggie’s centre. ‘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. She had a feel for what was … We really value your experience of Maggie's Centres. Laura Lee, Maggie’s CEO, said: "We are so pleased that the application is now under consideration by the council. For all enquiries about Maggie's Online Community including help with logging in to your account. The new Centre will allow us to extend our programme of support across London.” 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. We're here for you during this time. For all enquiries about the useful links to other organisations on our cancer support and information pages. 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. Western General Hospital Laura Lee. Tel: 07825 056 394 or 020 7386 3537. 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. Simmons later joined the Pearls. Edinburgh 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. 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. London The centre pages also have full contact details so you can contact your nearest Maggie's centre directly. Mentor Program. 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, 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. For a small fee, LL will write you a personalized answer. 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. If you wish to make a formal complaint, please contact Pam Richardson: Pam Richardson 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. 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 mentors students ready to develop their psychic mediumship ability for self empowerment. Conceived as a lantern-like structure, Maggie's Barts features curving junctions between glass, concrete and bamboo elements. I want to make sure that every major NHS cancer centre within the UK, and beyond has a Maggie’s. 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. Laura Lee was born in Scotland and trained as an oncology nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. Maggie’s Centre’s Laura Lee on the healing power of architecture. Crewe Road 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. 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 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. EH4 2XU. Email: events@maggies.org The Stables 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. Up until 1973, the Ladybirds remained as a working trio of Gloria George, Maggie Stredder and Marian Davies. Information in other languages and formats. 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 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. Reading. Now she heads the charity named after her friend, whose innovative approach could land it, of all things, an architecture prize From the mid-1970s until 1986, the regular members became Stredder, Ann Simmons, who was another former Vernons Girl, and Laura Lee. 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. My team also produces the annual accounts and oversees the financial systems and procedures to ensure we meet legal and audit requirements. Project credits: Client: The Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust, Marcia Blakenham, Laura Lee Property director: Chris Watson Architecture and interior design: Ab … Email: pam.richardson@maggies.org Glasgow For all enquiries about Maggie's Events including Culture Crawl and Kitchen Table Day. W6 9RW, Maggie's menu menu. 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. The Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust is a company limited by guarantee Company Number: SC162451. In my time here Maggie’s has grown considerably so my job is continually changing and adapting. Email: media@maggies.org “They encourage self-determination and self-management.” Studies have long shown that attitude matters whenit comes to surviving cancer: Those who … Cancer support. In challenging times, the charity Maggie’s has been there to offer social, emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer. For contact details please visit the Our centres pages. Registered Office: Maggie's, The Gatehouse, 10 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6PA Registered Charity Number: SC024414 Maggie's Centres 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. G11 6PA, Email: enquiries@maggies.org 1995 – On 8 July, Maggie dies. 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. Maggie’s Centres are uplifting buildings where people feel inspired … I want to make sure that everyone who visits Maggie's feels valued and leaves feeling a little more in control of their lives. 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. 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. If you have any feedback or comments on how you found our centres or this website please write to us: Feedback I also lead Maggie's international development, identifying how and where Maggie's should grow outside the UK. Penny Lister was then recruited for a short tenure. 10 Dumbarton Road Tel: 0300 123 1801. They are not intended as a replacement for conventional cancer therapy, but as a caring environment that can provide support, information and practical advice. Glasgow If you are enquiring about Maggie’s from outside of the UK, please contact: Email: internationalenquiries@maggies.org. Laura Lee offers one-on-one (and multiple party) readings by phone, Skype, WhatsApp, or FaceTime. Maggie's The complicated geometry of the building meant a long programme of research and development was required to achieve the complex glass shapes for the panels making up the façade. Dame Laura Lee DBE. 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. When they came to the clinic they would be armed with … For all media enquiries please visit our Media centre or contact us. – Architect Richard Murphy produces a plan to convert a stable building at Western General Hospital in.! 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