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.

 

  • Kate Martin

    Kate Martin

    Centre Head
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  • Christina Johnson

    Christina Johnson

    Counselling Psychologist
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  • Sonja Zadora-Chrzastowska

    Sonja Zadora-Chrzastowska

    Cancer Support Specialist
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Kate Martin

Centre Head

My role is to ensure that Maggie’s Nottingham runs smoothly and that the much needed support we provide to anybody who walks through the door is of the highest standard possible. I also provide drop-in cancer support and facilitate a number of courses and groups.

Maggie’s ethos embraces everything I believe to be essential in providing support to people with or those affected by cancer. I love having the time to listen to people and support them through a difficult emotional time.

Christina Johnson

Counselling Psychologist

A cancer diagnosis can bring a wide array of issues to the surface, and my job is to offer formal psychological support to anyone affected by cancer who feels they both need and want my input. This may be on an individual, group or couple/family basis, and has an overall aim to reduce distress and improve wellbeing.

Maggie’s provides a space that allows a person to be taken (emotionally and mentally, as well as physically) out of the hospital environment. The Centres encourage each user to regain a sense of control, decide which parts of the programme they wish to engage with, and potentially reduce feelings of helplessness regarding their cancer treatment.

Sonja Zadora-Chrzastowska

Cancer Support Specialist

I support people with cancer, their families and friends at any stage of disease or treatment. Part of my role is to enable people to take part in the Maggie’s programme as best suits their needs, and I also offer one-to-one emotional and psychological support.

Maggie’s offers a peaceful haven in a chaotic treatment regime. One of the most important aspects of this is the ability we have to simply spend some time with our Centre users, either in classes, groups or sat around the kitchen table. This is vital to their wellbeing.

  • Carolyn Radcliffe

    Carolyn Radcliffe

    Cancer Support Specialist
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  • Carlton Cole

    Carlton Cole

    Benefits Advisor
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  • Elizabeth Credgington

    Elizabeth Credgington

    Centre Fundraising Manager
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Carolyn Radcliffe

Cancer Support Specialist

As part of the team I help provide emotional, psychological and practical support to those affected by cancer. My role varies from day to day: helping to facilitate a group, welcoming new comers or sitting with somebody on a one to one level. Some days we laugh, some days we cry, but one thing is certain we always try to help.

Having worked as a registered nurse within the NHS I have cared for cancer patients and their loved ones from diagnosis through to end of life care and all the highs and lows in between, allowing me to bring this valuable knowledge to Maggie’s. I feel privileged to be able to help people in their darkest time and make a positive difference, no matter how small it seems at the time.

Maggie’s is important because it helps people find the strength to cope and overcome the affects that cancer has, that medicine alone can not.

Carlton Cole

Benefits Advisor

My role is to give financial advice to Centre visitors and help them with their benefits entitlement. I can assist them in completing claim forms and carrying out benefit calculations in order to maximise their income at what is already an extremely stressful time for them.

I enjoy meeting a wide variety of people and making a real difference to their circumstances. Alleviating people's financial worries can go a long way to improving people’s overall emotional and psychological wellbeing.

Elizabeth Credgington

Centre Fundraising Manager

My role is to raise income for Maggie’s Nottingham by working with current supporters on their fundraising activities to help them to raise more money and reach more people.

I identify new opportunities and work with donors, volunteers and the Fundraising Board across a wide range of activities, from major donor work to community events. I also develop new business and activity to increase income in the future.

Every day at Maggie’s is different and I get the opportunity to meet so many lovely and inspirational people. This motivates me to continue fundraising and ensure that we can continue to support as many people affected by cancer as possible.

 

  • Lauren Alcock

    Lauren Alcock

    Fundraising Organiser
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Lauren Alcock

Fundraising Organiser

My role is to work with our amazing supporters who fundraise for Maggie’s Nottingham.

I ensure that these supporters have a great experience and I help them with anything they may need. I also organise events within the Centre and help to raise awareness and funds for Maggie’s.

Every day is a new opportunity to meet new and inspiring people, whether they are Centre visitors or fundraising supporters. I love working with such a lovely group of people in such a beautiful environment.

Kate Martin

Kate Martin

Centre Head
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My role is to ensure that Maggie’s Nottingham runs smoothly and that the much needed support we provide to anybody who walks through the door is of the highest standard possible. I also provide drop-in cancer support and facilitate a number of courses and groups.

Maggie’s ethos embraces everything I believe to be essential in providing support to people with or those affected by cancer. I love having the time to listen to people and support them through a difficult emotional time.

Christina Johnson

Christina Johnson

Counselling Psychologist
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A cancer diagnosis can bring a wide array of issues to the surface, and my job is to offer formal psychological support to anyone affected by cancer who feels they both need and want my input. This may be on an individual, group or couple/family basis, and has an overall aim to reduce distress and improve wellbeing.

Maggie’s provides a space that allows a person to be taken (emotionally and mentally, as well as physically) out of the hospital environment. The Centres encourage each user to regain a sense of control, decide which parts of the programme they wish to engage with, and potentially reduce feelings of helplessness regarding their cancer treatment.

Sonja Zadora-Chrzastowska

Sonja Zadora-Chrzastowska

Cancer Support Specialist
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I support people with cancer, their families and friends at any stage of disease or treatment. Part of my role is to enable people to take part in the Maggie’s programme as best suits their needs, and I also offer one-to-one emotional and psychological support.

Maggie’s offers a peaceful haven in a chaotic treatment regime. One of the most important aspects of this is the ability we have to simply spend some time with our Centre users, either in classes, groups or sat around the kitchen table. This is vital to their wellbeing.

Carolyn Radcliffe

Carolyn Radcliffe

Cancer Support Specialist
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As part of the team I help provide emotional, psychological and practical support to those affected by cancer. My role varies from day to day: helping to facilitate a group, welcoming new comers or sitting with somebody on a one to one level. Some days we laugh, some days we cry, but one thing is certain we always try to help.

Having worked as a registered nurse within the NHS I have cared for cancer patients and their loved ones from diagnosis through to end of life care and all the highs and lows in between, allowing me to bring this valuable knowledge to Maggie’s. I feel privileged to be able to help people in their darkest time and make a positive difference, no matter how small it seems at the time.

Maggie’s is important because it helps people find the strength to cope and overcome the affects that cancer has, that medicine alone can not.

Carlton Cole

Carlton Cole

Benefits Advisor
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My role is to give financial advice to Centre visitors and help them with their benefits entitlement. I can assist them in completing claim forms and carrying out benefit calculations in order to maximise their income at what is already an extremely stressful time for them.

I enjoy meeting a wide variety of people and making a real difference to their circumstances. Alleviating people's financial worries can go a long way to improving people’s overall emotional and psychological wellbeing.

Elizabeth Credgington

Elizabeth Credgington

Centre Fundraising Manager
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My role is to raise income for Maggie’s Nottingham by working with current supporters on their fundraising activities to help them to raise more money and reach more people.

I identify new opportunities and work with donors, volunteers and the Fundraising Board across a wide range of activities, from major donor work to community events. I also develop new business and activity to increase income in the future.

Every day at Maggie’s is different and I get the opportunity to meet so many lovely and inspirational people. This motivates me to continue fundraising and ensure that we can continue to support as many people affected by cancer as possible.

 

Lauren Alcock

Lauren Alcock

Fundraising Organiser
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My role is to work with our amazing supporters who fundraise for Maggie’s Nottingham.

I ensure that these supporters have a great experience and I help them with anything they may need. I also organise events within the Centre and help to raise awareness and funds for Maggie’s.

Every day is a new opportunity to meet new and inspiring people, whether they are Centre visitors or fundraising supporters. I love working with such a lovely group of people in such a beautiful environment.