Maggie’s at the Cancerkin is staffed by friendly professionals who can help you find the support you need. Their expertise is freely available to you in one-to-one sessions, workshops or supportive groups. 

Read more about our team below – and find out who they are and how they can help. 

  • Victoria Todd

    Victoria Todd

    Director of Maggie’s at the Cancerkin Centre
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  • Reema Ved

    Reema Ved

    Patient Support Manager / Cancer Support Specialist
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  • Ellie Shaw

    Ellie Shaw

    Events and Development Manager
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Victoria Todd

Director of Maggie’s at the Cancerkin Centre

I have several roles: managing the Centre so as to  ensure all therapies, programmes and the Lymphoedema Clinic run smoothly, and our patients feel supported; as a psychodynamic counsellor helping patients and their carers cope with cancer and the challenges it poses; fundraising for the costs of the Centre; bringing my 30 years’ experience in the voluntary sector to generate ideas for Maggie’s at the Cancerkin Centre and elsewhere; and acting as a bridge between Maggie’s and the Royal Free Hospital to support the construction of a new Maggie’s Centre at the RFH.   

Reema Ved

Patient Support Manager / Cancer Support Specialist

A fundamental part of my role is welcoming and caring for the centre visitors and their families. I provide emotional support on the telephone, in person and via email to people who are affected by cancer. I also assist in the organisation and coordination of complementary therapies and other activities in the centre. 

Ellie Shaw

Events and Development Manager

My role is to organise events and fundraise for Maggie’s at the Cancerkin centre. A major part of my role is supporting anyone planning to fundraise for the centre, as well as processing donations and promoting the fantastic work of the centre in the local community. 

  • Debbie Coats

    Debbie Coats

    Cancer Support Specialist
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  • Joe Dunster

    Joe Dunster

    Centre Fundraising Manager
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Debbie Coats

Cancer Support Specialist

I welcome visitors to the centre and make sure they have the chance to talk about any needs or worries. Maggie’s offers an amazing programme of courses and activities to help people affected by cancer. I help people to find the aspects that will be most useful to them. I meet people one-to-one to give information and support, and also facilitate support groups, workshops, and courses.

My background is in cancer nursing and giving information to people affected by cancer. I am also experienced in meditation, mindfulness, and visualisation. It is wonderful to be able to give everyone the time and space that they need to cope with difficult circumstances and to provide such a range of information, and emotional and social support.

The best thing about my job is seeing how much visitors gain and benefit from the services, support and therapies that the centre provides.

Maggie’s ethos of providing much needed information and social and emotional support in a beautiful, caring environment really appealed to me. It is a privilege to be able to help people in this way.

Maggie's is important because it can help people to find their own ways of coping with difficult circumstances and to really empower them to live well with cancer.

Joe Dunster

Centre Fundraising Manager

I work with local businesses and community groups to help raise vital funds. I provide support to individuals with their fundraising activities and organise events for people to take part in. I also work with the Centre team to help raise awareness of Maggie’s in the local area and ensure more individuals and their loved ones are aware of the service we provide.

The best thing about my job is working with our amazing supporters who use the Centre or fundraise for us within the community. Without them, Maggie’s wouldn’t exist. They all have such inspirational stories and have faced so many challenges in their lives.  

I was inspired to work for Maggie’s because I think it is so important for people finding their way through cancer to be able to talk to each other. When you are facing a life-changing event, it’s important to know that you are not on your own. This is where Maggie’s excels, it provides a unique togetherness and community spirit.

Maggie’s provides such an invaluable programme of support to people with cancer at time when they need it the most. It is a wonderful calming environment where you can relax and the programme staff provide that immediate reassurance and advice.

Victoria Todd

Victoria Todd

Director of Maggie’s at the Cancerkin Centre
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I have several roles: managing the Centre so as to  ensure all therapies, programmes and the Lymphoedema Clinic run smoothly, and our patients feel supported; as a psychodynamic counsellor helping patients and their carers cope with cancer and the challenges it poses; fundraising for the costs of the Centre; bringing my 30 years’ experience in the voluntary sector to generate ideas for Maggie’s at the Cancerkin Centre and elsewhere; and acting as a bridge between Maggie’s and the Royal Free Hospital to support the construction of a new Maggie’s Centre at the RFH.   

Reema Ved

Reema Ved

Patient Support Manager / Cancer Support Specialist
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A fundamental part of my role is welcoming and caring for the centre visitors and their families. I provide emotional support on the telephone, in person and via email to people who are affected by cancer. I also assist in the organisation and coordination of complementary therapies and other activities in the centre. 

Ellie Shaw

Ellie Shaw

Events and Development Manager
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My role is to organise events and fundraise for Maggie’s at the Cancerkin centre. A major part of my role is supporting anyone planning to fundraise for the centre, as well as processing donations and promoting the fantastic work of the centre in the local community. 

Debbie Coats

Debbie Coats

Cancer Support Specialist
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I welcome visitors to the centre and make sure they have the chance to talk about any needs or worries. Maggie’s offers an amazing programme of courses and activities to help people affected by cancer. I help people to find the aspects that will be most useful to them. I meet people one-to-one to give information and support, and also facilitate support groups, workshops, and courses.

My background is in cancer nursing and giving information to people affected by cancer. I am also experienced in meditation, mindfulness, and visualisation. It is wonderful to be able to give everyone the time and space that they need to cope with difficult circumstances and to provide such a range of information, and emotional and social support.

The best thing about my job is seeing how much visitors gain and benefit from the services, support and therapies that the centre provides.

Maggie’s ethos of providing much needed information and social and emotional support in a beautiful, caring environment really appealed to me. It is a privilege to be able to help people in this way.

Maggie's is important because it can help people to find their own ways of coping with difficult circumstances and to really empower them to live well with cancer.

Joe Dunster

Joe Dunster

Centre Fundraising Manager
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I work with local businesses and community groups to help raise vital funds. I provide support to individuals with their fundraising activities and organise events for people to take part in. I also work with the Centre team to help raise awareness of Maggie’s in the local area and ensure more individuals and their loved ones are aware of the service we provide.

The best thing about my job is working with our amazing supporters who use the Centre or fundraise for us within the community. Without them, Maggie’s wouldn’t exist. They all have such inspirational stories and have faced so many challenges in their lives.  

I was inspired to work for Maggie’s because I think it is so important for people finding their way through cancer to be able to talk to each other. When you are facing a life-changing event, it’s important to know that you are not on your own. This is where Maggie’s excels, it provides a unique togetherness and community spirit.

Maggie’s provides such an invaluable programme of support to people with cancer at time when they need it the most. It is a wonderful calming environment where you can relax and the programme staff provide that immediate reassurance and advice.