Meet the team

Your Maggie’s Centre 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. 

  • Alison Harrow

    Alison Harrow

    Centre Head
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  • Anne Foster

    Anne Foster

    Benefits Advisor
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  • Ali Clarke

    Ali Clarke

    Cancer Support Specialist
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Alison Harrow

Centre Head

As Centre Head here at Maggie’s Fife, I offer support to anyone coming through the door of Maggie’s and work with a fantastic team to ensure a warm welcome awaits everyone who visits the Centre. I am also responsible for the day-to-day running of the Centre.

Maggie’s gives people the space, time and expert support to help them better find their way through cancer. It is a privilege to meet so many wonderful people and see the difference that Maggie’s can make to anyone affected by cancer.

Anne Foster

Benefits Advisor

I am the Benefits Advisor at Maggie’s Edinburgh and Maggie’s Fife. I help people to understand what they are entitled to and help them navigate the benefits process, from completing benefit claim forms and throughout the whole claims process.

People get very concerned about their financial situation and intimidated by paperwork and claims; you can see them physically relax when you say that you are going to fill the claim form in for them.

My mum had cancer and I found that you can be so stressed by the diagnosis and treatment that the last thing on your mind is entitlements to benefits, and the additional stress of making a claim.

Seeing the difference to people’s lives when they’re awarded the benefits they’re due: that’s the best thing about my job.

Ali Clarke

Cancer Support Specialist

Being a part of the team at Maggie’s is a real privilege for me. I have always believed that cancer care is not only about the treatments prescribed but about people’s ability to be empowered to enhance their lives during and beyond their cancer journey.

Maggie’s is a safe and calming place for people from all walks of life to come and feel supported throughout difficult times. My background was as an Oncology Nurse in Edinburgh, specialising in chemotherapy, palliative care and cancer pain management.

I enjoy welcoming people into the centre and helping them by listening and offering emotional and practical support. I also help facilitate the support groups in the centre. The best thing about my job is meeting inspiring people every single day in the centre. I feel very proud to work for Maggie’s.

  • Louise Duncan

    Louise Duncan

    Fundraising Organiser
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  • Iain Wallace

    Iain Wallace

    Counselling Psychologist
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  • Jayne Wilding

    Jayne Wilding

    Writing Facilitator
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Louise Duncan

Fundraising Organiser

As the Fundraising Organiser I am based in the Centre and my main role is to help people who are planning to fundraise for Maggie’s and ensure that our supporters have the right resources to make their event the best it can be. I also have the responsibility of accepting donations from supporters and speaking to the people that come into the Centre with any fundraising questions. Seeing where the donations go and seeing the good that it does for people is such a wonderful motivation to want to do well.

The support from Maggie’s is so important for people who find themselves with a diagnosis. The building itself promotes calmness and a chance to meet people who are in a similar situations to themselves.

Maggie’s has been part of my life for almost 10 years having used a Centre myself. It was seeing the great work that Maggie’s does before, during and after a diagnosis for not only the person with cancer but their families too. I feel like I can give back so much more than I ever could have now that I am part of the fundraising team.

Iain Wallace

Counselling Psychologist

I offer psychological support to people affected by cancer who use the Maggie's Centre. This can mean working with people one-to-one, or with couples and families. Additionally, I help to facilitate educational and supportive groups as part of Maggie's core programme of support. My work addresses the psychological impact of cancer, including specific issues such as managing stress, dealing with fear of recurrence, and coping with bereavement as a result of cancer.

Jayne Wilding

Writing Facilitator

I am delighted to be part of the enthusiastic, caring, professional team at Maggie's Fife.

I introduce people to the idea of using writing for health and well-being through writing workshops at Maggie's Fife and Maggie’s Dundee. I also run journal workshops which can be a great way to get started.

Writing can be very helpful during times of great change. No previous experience is necessary and you don’t have to be a writer or be good at English to come along. It’s a privilege to work with the people I meet at Maggie's; they are the best thing about my job.

  • Pam Dunn

    Pam Dunn

    Nutritionist
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  • Claire Heaton

    Claire Heaton

    Centre Fundraising Manager
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  • Tumong Edwards

    Tumong Edwards

    Centre Fundraising Manager
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Pam Dunn

Nutritionist

As a Nutritionist at Maggie’s Fife, I offer the opportunity to attend three workshops; each has a slightly different purpose, but all have the same aim – to enable you to make little changes to the way you eat which may then improve your health both physically and emotionally.

The workshops take the form of lots of discussion and hopefully laughs followed by something to eat; I try and provide interesting, easily made, but slightly different foods which you can then try out at home.

During the Nutrition Workshop, which is aimed at those undergoing treatment, I try and help you solve any dietary problems or issues relating to your treatment.

The Where Now workshop is part of the Where Now course and I hope to enable you to remedy any issues you have discovered since completing your treatment. This could be dealing with weight loss or gain, digestive problems or anything else you have a concern about.

In the Carers session I aim to enable you to think about how you can look after yourself as well as your loved one as this can be overlooked for example if you are skipping meals then you will become tired and be unable to care.

It is a privilege to deliver these sessions; it’s lovely to meet the groups and enable people to feel they have control over part of their lives once more.

Claire Heaton

Centre Fundraising Manager

I am based in the Fife Centre, offering advice to anyone who is looking to raise money for Maggie’s Fife. It’s my job to ensure that each of our supporters has the tools they need to ensure their fundraising is a great success.

Walking in to Maggie’s is both calming and relaxing. It gives people somewhere to go where they can access support and be among others who share similar experiences.

I love my job; it’s challenging and rewarding to see the local community benefiting from the support that Maggie’s can provide for them and their family. You get to meet people from all walks of life, all with the same common goal.

The benefit of being based in the Centre means I am able to hear people’s inspiring stories, which provide me with a lot of motivation. Hearing each individual talk about their own personal experience of cancer and what Maggie’s means to them is truly inspirational.

Tumong Edwards

Centre Fundraising Manager

I work with people and businesses in the community to raise funds to run and sustain Maggie’s Fife. I also have the pleasure in spreading the word about why Maggie’s is such a special place.

The best thing about my job is meeting so many different people and hearing about their ideas and challenges to raise funds for the Centre.

People with cancer and their loved ones need some where like Maggie’s to go to speak about how they are feeling and what they are experiencing. It’s important people know they are not alone and what support is out there so they can have the best possible quality of life.

Alison Harrow

Alison Harrow

Centre Head
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As Centre Head here at Maggie’s Fife, I offer support to anyone coming through the door of Maggie’s and work with a fantastic team to ensure a warm welcome awaits everyone who visits the Centre. I am also responsible for the day-to-day running of the Centre.

Maggie’s gives people the space, time and expert support to help them better find their way through cancer. It is a privilege to meet so many wonderful people and see the difference that Maggie’s can make to anyone affected by cancer.

Anne Foster

Anne Foster

Benefits Advisor
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I am the Benefits Advisor at Maggie’s Edinburgh and Maggie’s Fife. I help people to understand what they are entitled to and help them navigate the benefits process, from completing benefit claim forms and throughout the whole claims process.

People get very concerned about their financial situation and intimidated by paperwork and claims; you can see them physically relax when you say that you are going to fill the claim form in for them.

My mum had cancer and I found that you can be so stressed by the diagnosis and treatment that the last thing on your mind is entitlements to benefits, and the additional stress of making a claim.

Seeing the difference to people’s lives when they’re awarded the benefits they’re due: that’s the best thing about my job.

Ali Clarke

Ali Clarke

Cancer Support Specialist
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Being a part of the team at Maggie’s is a real privilege for me. I have always believed that cancer care is not only about the treatments prescribed but about people’s ability to be empowered to enhance their lives during and beyond their cancer journey.

Maggie’s is a safe and calming place for people from all walks of life to come and feel supported throughout difficult times. My background was as an Oncology Nurse in Edinburgh, specialising in chemotherapy, palliative care and cancer pain management.

I enjoy welcoming people into the centre and helping them by listening and offering emotional and practical support. I also help facilitate the support groups in the centre. The best thing about my job is meeting inspiring people every single day in the centre. I feel very proud to work for Maggie’s.

Louise Duncan

Louise Duncan

Fundraising Organiser
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As the Fundraising Organiser I am based in the Centre and my main role is to help people who are planning to fundraise for Maggie’s and ensure that our supporters have the right resources to make their event the best it can be. I also have the responsibility of accepting donations from supporters and speaking to the people that come into the Centre with any fundraising questions. Seeing where the donations go and seeing the good that it does for people is such a wonderful motivation to want to do well.

The support from Maggie’s is so important for people who find themselves with a diagnosis. The building itself promotes calmness and a chance to meet people who are in a similar situations to themselves.

Maggie’s has been part of my life for almost 10 years having used a Centre myself. It was seeing the great work that Maggie’s does before, during and after a diagnosis for not only the person with cancer but their families too. I feel like I can give back so much more than I ever could have now that I am part of the fundraising team.

Iain Wallace

Iain Wallace

Counselling Psychologist
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I offer psychological support to people affected by cancer who use the Maggie's Centre. This can mean working with people one-to-one, or with couples and families. Additionally, I help to facilitate educational and supportive groups as part of Maggie's core programme of support. My work addresses the psychological impact of cancer, including specific issues such as managing stress, dealing with fear of recurrence, and coping with bereavement as a result of cancer.

Jayne Wilding

Jayne Wilding

Writing Facilitator
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I am delighted to be part of the enthusiastic, caring, professional team at Maggie's Fife.

I introduce people to the idea of using writing for health and well-being through writing workshops at Maggie's Fife and Maggie’s Dundee. I also run journal workshops which can be a great way to get started.

Writing can be very helpful during times of great change. No previous experience is necessary and you don’t have to be a writer or be good at English to come along. It’s a privilege to work with the people I meet at Maggie's; they are the best thing about my job.

Pam Dunn

Pam Dunn

Nutritionist
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As a Nutritionist at Maggie’s Fife, I offer the opportunity to attend three workshops; each has a slightly different purpose, but all have the same aim – to enable you to make little changes to the way you eat which may then improve your health both physically and emotionally.

The workshops take the form of lots of discussion and hopefully laughs followed by something to eat; I try and provide interesting, easily made, but slightly different foods which you can then try out at home.

During the Nutrition Workshop, which is aimed at those undergoing treatment, I try and help you solve any dietary problems or issues relating to your treatment.

The Where Now workshop is part of the Where Now course and I hope to enable you to remedy any issues you have discovered since completing your treatment. This could be dealing with weight loss or gain, digestive problems or anything else you have a concern about.

In the Carers session I aim to enable you to think about how you can look after yourself as well as your loved one as this can be overlooked for example if you are skipping meals then you will become tired and be unable to care.

It is a privilege to deliver these sessions; it’s lovely to meet the groups and enable people to feel they have control over part of their lives once more.

Claire Heaton

Claire Heaton

Centre Fundraising Manager
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I am based in the Fife Centre, offering advice to anyone who is looking to raise money for Maggie’s Fife. It’s my job to ensure that each of our supporters has the tools they need to ensure their fundraising is a great success.

Walking in to Maggie’s is both calming and relaxing. It gives people somewhere to go where they can access support and be among others who share similar experiences.

I love my job; it’s challenging and rewarding to see the local community benefiting from the support that Maggie’s can provide for them and their family. You get to meet people from all walks of life, all with the same common goal.

The benefit of being based in the Centre means I am able to hear people’s inspiring stories, which provide me with a lot of motivation. Hearing each individual talk about their own personal experience of cancer and what Maggie’s means to them is truly inspirational.

Tumong Edwards

Tumong Edwards

Centre Fundraising Manager
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I work with people and businesses in the community to raise funds to run and sustain Maggie’s Fife. I also have the pleasure in spreading the word about why Maggie’s is such a special place.

The best thing about my job is meeting so many different people and hearing about their ideas and challenges to raise funds for the Centre.

People with cancer and their loved ones need some where like Maggie’s to go to speak about how they are feeling and what they are experiencing. It’s important people know they are not alone and what support is out there so they can have the best possible quality of life.