Our team of experienced professionals will work closely with you, providing the support and expertise to deliver the best possible service.
Anne qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1995 and has worked both in the NHS and charity sector. She spent 10 years working at CHASE hospice care for children before moving to the Fountain Centre in 2011 as a Coordinator.
Anne now oversees the strategic development of the Fountain Centre working closely with St Luke’s Cancer Centre and other partners to develop the services in line with the national Cancer Care plan. Anne has recently been appointed the co-clinical lead for Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance supporting the implementation and delivery of the living with and beyond cancer plan as part of the NHS five year forward view.
Anne is passionate about ensuring every cancer patient has the opportunity to access holistic care including emotional, social and financial support.
Dannielle is a qualified Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor and joined the Fountain Centre in 2014.
As well as managing the counselling volunteers and the day to day running of the psychological support service, she also works with adults and families of those affected by a cancer diagnosis. Dannielle's experience of working with children and young people also enables her to provide support to parents in how to have those difficult conversations with their children.
In her current role Dannielle provides 1:1 clinical supervision to the St Luke’s Clinical Nurse Specialists and works alongside the Royal Surrey Health and Wellbeing Team
Eileen joined the Fountain Centre in 2015. In her current role she provides emotional and holistic support as well as information and practical advice related to cancer and its treatment.
Eileen worked for over 30 years as a Therapy Radiographer. Most of this time was at St. Lukes’s.
Eileen manages the complementary therapy service and the team of volunteer therapists that enable us to deliver this service. She is a qualified coach and she is passionate about the empowerment of patients living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis.
Susan joined the team in early 2015 to organise the Fountain Centre’s fundraising events. She is passionate about event organising and enjoys the detail-oriented part of the job.
Susan has many years of experience in the corporate event world organising all types of events for many diverse industries. The Fountain Centre puts on a number of different events every year from curry nights to dinners to concerts and Susan’s role includes the logistics and the publicity for our events.
Susan feels events should be fun as well as raising the valuable funds we need to provide our service.
I have been an Occupational Therapist for over 15 years, and I am passionate about helping people with cancer. I'm caring, practical and a good listener!
There are exciting times ahead as this is the first time the Fountain Centre has had an occupational therapist ! My role is to develop specialist patient self-management groups for prostate, breast and lung cancer patients.
These groups will help empower patients and provide them with the skills and strategies to manage cancer related fatigue, sleep, physical activity, emotional wellbeing and how to return to work and leisure.
Natalie Silverdale joined the team in 2015 to help develop and evaluate the services the Fountain Centre provides.
She has spent many years working within research and policy in cancer and end of life care. This includes running a national evaluation of the Marie Curie Nursing Service and palliative care services more generally; an evaluation of Open University’s Death and Dying Courses; and exploring the value of cancer counselling.
Maria joined the Fountain Centre in 2016, having worked as a Medical Secretary for many years previously.
Maria’s job is very varied and includes finance, fundraising, looking after the desk volunteers, and generally doing whatever is required.
Maria thoroughly enjoys her role at the Fountain Centre and feels it has given her as much personally as she has given to the job. A sense of humour is very important to Maria and she feels it has got her through some tough days working at the centre.
I am the Community Liaison Worker at the Fountain Centre.
I have been a desk volunteer at the Fountain Centre since January 2017 and in January 2019 I joined the team in this new role. My role is to go out into the local community and promote our wonderful charity ensuring everyone has heard about us whilst drumming up new support.
With a background in nursing and running my own massage business, being a ward massage therapist at St Lukes is my dream job!
I absolutely love nothing more than to make someone feel better - giving a patient the opportunity to relax, switch off and have some TLC within a busy ward environment is very rewarding. I'm passionate about the benefits of massage and love to incorporate essential oils and soothing music to create ambience and some much needed 'me' time for the patient. It offers them a chance to forget about chemo, blood tests, nausea etc for a short while and feel 'nornal'.
When I'm not working I love to walk, eat good food, practice yoga and have fun with my two daughters .