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Staff and Centre Volunteers

Marisca Ribeiro

Marisca Ribeiro

Services Manager

| mariscar@paulscancersupport.org.uk

I have worked in the health voluntary sector for the last 24 years. I worked with Paul’s in their Home Visiting Service in 2008-9 and returned in 2014 to run a prostate project before applying for the Services Manager role in 2015.

Before joining Paul’s I worked with Breast Cancer Care as the Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager. 

I work with a great team of colleagues, staff, trustees and volunteers alike, and despite our funding challenges it’s a great place to work!

Clare Unwin

Clare Unwin

Home Visiting Coordinator

| clareu@paulscancersupport.org.uk

I started at Paul’s as a volunteer massage therapist in the Home Visiting Service in 2009, and in 2010 I joined the Home Visiting staff team.

Coming to Paul’s was part of a complete change of career for me: After 20 years working in the NHS in mental health, I left to return to university to study for a BSc (Hons) in Therapeutic Bodywork.

I continue to be inspired by the wonderful volunteers in Home Visiting, who share their warmth, generosity and skills and make the Service the success it is.

Angela Murdock

Angela Murdock

Wellbeing Officer

| angelam@paulscancersupport.org.uk

I joined the Pauls team in October 2017 as the Wellbeing Officer.

After my elderly father was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and I became his carer, I observed and experienced the obstacles that patients, carers and families faced at such a difficult time.  I felt strongly that no one should have to face such difficulties without a good support network which is why I was overjoyed to be offered the opportunity to work for the centre.

I started my career working as a secretary and years later trained as a dancer.  I went on to teach dance and drama, life skills and was a support worker to adults with learning disabilities for the same charity for 12 years.  I then worked for an entertainment business and also trained as an Aromatherapist in 2013.  I live with my 2 daughters of 13 and 24 and we enjoy spending time together cooking, travelling and eating out.

Priya Popat

Priya Popat

Support Officer

| priyap@paulscancersupport.org.uk

I’ve been working as a Support Officer at Paul’s since Oct 2016 and also volunteered here as a massage therapist in 2013. I like the holistic person centred ethos of Paul’s and the fact that we offer a range of therapies and activities for anyone affected by cancer. There’s something for everyone from massage to moving meditation to Move, Dance, Feel and so much more. 

I enjoy dancing (I organised and took part in our Danceathon Through the Decades in 2017), yoga, nature, travelling and being with friends and family.

Hannah Simpson

Hannah Simpson

Community Fundraiser

| hannahs@paulscancersupport.org.uk

I have worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years, and joined the Paul’s team in November 2018.

Following my own breast cancer diagnosis in 2016, and having spent two years working my way back to health, I am very excited to be joining Paul’s to help ensure this incredible place has the funds needed to support people like me now and in the future.  

I live in Twickenham with my husband, two daughters, two cats and a hamster, and love running, keeping fit, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Kevin Carter

Kevin Carter

Centre Volunteer

Suddenly widowed by cancer just as I was to retire, I came to Paul’s a year later to find new friends, and to make a personal though inevitably tiny contribution to hitting back.

I’m so glad that I did.

Tony Whitehead

Tony Whitehead

Centre Volunteer

I joined Paul’s as a volunteer about 5 years ago.  My role is to help with the necessary back-office computer related functions.

Before starting at Paul’s I worked in the computer industry for over 30 years but eventually took voluntary redundancy as the stress had become too much.  A year or so later, with time on my hands and a wish to “give something back,” I went to a volunteers fair where Paul’s was represented  and the rest, as they say, is history.

Although I have no experience of health care work, like many others, I have family members who have or had cancer so I fully support the work that Paul’s does in the community.