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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  • Sonja Zadora-Chrzastowska

    Sonja Zadora-Chrzastowska

    Cancer Support Specialist
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  • Laura Scott

    Laura Scott

    Centre Fundraising Organiser
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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.

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.

Laura Scott

Centre Fundraising Organiser

My role is to support anyone wanting to fundraise for Maggie’s Nottingham, keeping them motivated and ensuring they have a positive and memorable supporter experience.

I feel so passionate about helping all people affected by cancer and seeing first-hand the difference the centre makes is truly rewarding and I feel lucky to be a part of the organisation.

Every day at Maggie’s is different, Working in such a beautiful environment alongside a wonderful team and meeting so many inspiring people each day is what makes Maggie’s so special.

I can remember the Nottingham centre being built and have felt inspired by it ever since, It is a breath of fresh air from a hospital corridor and a safe-haven to comfort visitors through their darkest days.

I have recently taken a career change and having the opportunity to now play a part in helping others within Maggie’s is a dream role for me. Through personal experience I understand the invaluable support Maggie’s provides for anyone affected by cancer, losing my beautiful mum is why I am a fundraiser for Maggie’s today. 

  • Carlton Cole

    Carlton Cole

    Benefits Advisor
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  • Elizabeth Sudbury

    Elizabeth Sudbury

    Centre Fundraising Manager
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  • Lauren Alcock

    Lauren Alcock

    Centre Fundraiser
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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 Sudbury

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

Centre Fundraiser

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.

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.

Laura Scott

Laura Scott

Centre Fundraising Organiser
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My role is to support anyone wanting to fundraise for Maggie’s Nottingham, keeping them motivated and ensuring they have a positive and memorable supporter experience.

I feel so passionate about helping all people affected by cancer and seeing first-hand the difference the centre makes is truly rewarding and I feel lucky to be a part of the organisation.

Every day at Maggie’s is different, Working in such a beautiful environment alongside a wonderful team and meeting so many inspiring people each day is what makes Maggie’s so special.

I can remember the Nottingham centre being built and have felt inspired by it ever since, It is a breath of fresh air from a hospital corridor and a safe-haven to comfort visitors through their darkest days.

I have recently taken a career change and having the opportunity to now play a part in helping others within Maggie’s is a dream role for me. Through personal experience I understand the invaluable support Maggie’s provides for anyone affected by cancer, losing my beautiful mum is why I am a fundraiser for Maggie’s today. 

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 Sudbury

Elizabeth Sudbury

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

Centre Fundraiser
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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.