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.

  • Kathy Wright

    Kathy Wright

    Centre Head
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  • Gerry Corcoran

    Gerry Corcoran

    Benefits Advisor
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  • Lynne Welsh

    Lynne Welsh

    Cancer Support Specialist
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Kathy Wright

Centre Head

As Centre Head I have to make sure that the Centre runs smoothly. I support and manage a team of professionals and volunteers and ensure that the Centre looks and feels welcoming and comfortable.

Before coming to Maggie’s I worked as a Bowel Cancer Nurse Specialist for many years and have always felt passionate about supporting people affected by cancer. At the Centre I am also a Cancer Support Specialist providing direct emotional and psychological support to people coming for drop-in groups, courses and workshops.

Gerry Corcoran

Benefits Advisor

With many years experience in providing welfare benefits advice, financial and debt support to individuals, families and their carers, I am delighted to be part of the team at Maggie’s Merseyside at Clatterbridge.

Maggie’s provides  a friendly and welcoming individual approach in response to each person’s own circumstances to make sure that they get the right advice and support to meet their needs.
 
I hope that my practical knowledge of the welfare benefits system will offer help, financial advice and practical support, to people at a time of great personal anxiety.

Lynne Welsh

Cancer Support Specialist

My role is to help support anyone affected by cancer, including family and friends of people who have been diagnosed, whether it is emotional, practical or psychological help.

I hope I am able to help people find a way to cope with the various challenges that cancer causes whether this is one-to-one support or finding a part of the programme that could make a positive difference.

Everyday is different and the best part of my job is having the time to spend with visitors when they need it most.

  • Kelly Taylor

    Kelly Taylor

    Clinical Psychologist
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  • Holly Smith

    Holly Smith

    Centre Fundraising Manager
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  • Vicky Ledsom

    Vicky Ledsom

    Cancer Support Specialist
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Kelly Taylor

Clinical Psychologist

My role as Clinical Psychologist at Maggie’s is to enable people affected by cancer to make personal meaning of what is undoubtably a confusing, and often distressing, life changing experience. Offering a reflective space, guided by different psychological theories and therapeutic models to provide a deeply relational, person centred approach to help the individual and their family work through the complex emotional and psychological issues the experience of cancer brings. I also contribute to the various education and therapeutic groups offered as part of Maggie’s programme of support.

The welcoming, nurturing and accepting environment within Maggie’s allows for every interaction to matter and have therapeutic value, whether that be chatting at the kitchen table, sharing information or meeting in more formal individual or group therapy.

Maggie’s integrated approach to cancer care supports the whole person to connect with the entirety of their experience and through relationships with themselves and others, find ways to continue to live a life that is valued and meaningful to them.

Holly Smith

Centre Fundraising Manager

As Centre Fundraising Manager my role is to work with new and existing supporters as we raise funds and awareness of our centre. I work with groups, businesses and individuals across Merseyside and Cheshire as they take on fundraising activities from marathons to bake sales and everything in between. I also work to publicise fundraising efforts and raise awareness of the fantastic work at the centre.

The best thing about being a fundraiser is working with fun, committed and loyal volunteers, colleagues and supporters.  It’s a team effort which enables people affected by cancer to access the support provided at the centre.

Maggie’s is important because it’s different for every person that walks through the door. It might be somewhere quiet to sit after treatment, an expert and friendly ear to talk through concerns with, or just a place to catch up with friends made through sharing similar experiences.

Vicky Ledsom

Cancer Support Specialist

My role is to offer professional support for people with cancer, their families and friends whether it be emotional, psychological or social support. Maggie’s allows me to spend time with people and talk about what is important to them, what is worrying them, what is making them anxious, sad or happy; to empower people throughout their experience.

Time is precious and if there is anything we can do to make things easier or better for people then we should and Maggie’s gives me the opportunity to do that.

Kathy Wright

Kathy Wright

Centre Head
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As Centre Head I have to make sure that the Centre runs smoothly. I support and manage a team of professionals and volunteers and ensure that the Centre looks and feels welcoming and comfortable.

Before coming to Maggie’s I worked as a Bowel Cancer Nurse Specialist for many years and have always felt passionate about supporting people affected by cancer. At the Centre I am also a Cancer Support Specialist providing direct emotional and psychological support to people coming for drop-in groups, courses and workshops.

Gerry Corcoran

Gerry Corcoran

Benefits Advisor
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With many years experience in providing welfare benefits advice, financial and debt support to individuals, families and their carers, I am delighted to be part of the team at Maggie’s Merseyside at Clatterbridge.

Maggie’s provides  a friendly and welcoming individual approach in response to each person’s own circumstances to make sure that they get the right advice and support to meet their needs.
 
I hope that my practical knowledge of the welfare benefits system will offer help, financial advice and practical support, to people at a time of great personal anxiety.

Lynne Welsh

Lynne Welsh

Cancer Support Specialist
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My role is to help support anyone affected by cancer, including family and friends of people who have been diagnosed, whether it is emotional, practical or psychological help.

I hope I am able to help people find a way to cope with the various challenges that cancer causes whether this is one-to-one support or finding a part of the programme that could make a positive difference.

Everyday is different and the best part of my job is having the time to spend with visitors when they need it most.

Kelly Taylor

Kelly Taylor

Clinical Psychologist
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My role as Clinical Psychologist at Maggie’s is to enable people affected by cancer to make personal meaning of what is undoubtably a confusing, and often distressing, life changing experience. Offering a reflective space, guided by different psychological theories and therapeutic models to provide a deeply relational, person centred approach to help the individual and their family work through the complex emotional and psychological issues the experience of cancer brings. I also contribute to the various education and therapeutic groups offered as part of Maggie’s programme of support.

The welcoming, nurturing and accepting environment within Maggie’s allows for every interaction to matter and have therapeutic value, whether that be chatting at the kitchen table, sharing information or meeting in more formal individual or group therapy.

Maggie’s integrated approach to cancer care supports the whole person to connect with the entirety of their experience and through relationships with themselves and others, find ways to continue to live a life that is valued and meaningful to them.

Holly Smith

Holly Smith

Centre Fundraising Manager
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As Centre Fundraising Manager my role is to work with new and existing supporters as we raise funds and awareness of our centre. I work with groups, businesses and individuals across Merseyside and Cheshire as they take on fundraising activities from marathons to bake sales and everything in between. I also work to publicise fundraising efforts and raise awareness of the fantastic work at the centre.

The best thing about being a fundraiser is working with fun, committed and loyal volunteers, colleagues and supporters.  It’s a team effort which enables people affected by cancer to access the support provided at the centre.

Maggie’s is important because it’s different for every person that walks through the door. It might be somewhere quiet to sit after treatment, an expert and friendly ear to talk through concerns with, or just a place to catch up with friends made through sharing similar experiences.

Vicky Ledsom

Vicky Ledsom

Cancer Support Specialist
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My role is to offer professional support for people with cancer, their families and friends whether it be emotional, psychological or social support. Maggie’s allows me to spend time with people and talk about what is important to them, what is worrying them, what is making them anxious, sad or happy; to empower people throughout their experience.

Time is precious and if there is anything we can do to make things easier or better for people then we should and Maggie’s gives me the opportunity to do that.