Henry Garnett Award winners
2013 winners of the Henry Garnett Award
Cath Fitzsimmons, Macmillan Consultant Breast Nurse,
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Cath Fitzsimmons is always eager to support and enhance Macmillan’s outward facing image to the public. She has worked closely with our communications team in York, supporting media campaigns, most recently appearing on the Sky documentary “Super Nurses”. Cath has also worked tirelessly fundraising for Macmillan both in the London Marathon and a variety of run’s across the country. She was recently successful in a secondment to Macmillan’s North West team working in an Associate capacity, providing a positive representation of Macmillan’s interest and aims to partner external organisations.
Janet Parkinson, Macmillan Support and Information Manager,
East Cheshire NHS Trust
Janet Parkinson is a highly experienced, motivated, innovative Macmillan Support and Information Manager and Macmillan Associate. She inspires others by taking part in Macmillan fund raising events such as Macmillan walks, and World's Biggest Coffee Morning, which she promotes through local radio, raising over £5500 in the past four years. Janet is always willing to talk to potential donors/corporate supporters by providing guided tours of the service, with a recent meeting with the fundraising manager and a potential donor resulting in a £4000 donation.
Jenny Hinchliffe, Macmillan Lead Nurse Cancer and Palliative Care Lincolnshire, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Jenny Hinchcliffe has a countywide role across cancer and palliative care. She supports Macmillan in many ways, including running a workshop at Macmillan staff conference talking about the work Macmillan and Boots have developed locally, participating in a BBC radio interview about World’s Biggest Coffee morning, and ensuring the work of the local cancer network continues despite the forum coming to an end. Jenny also supports many Macmillan pilots, including the Health & Wellbeing and Hope programmes.
Mary Ann Conlon, Macmillan Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist, Northern Health & Social Care Trust
Mary Ann Conlon has been a Macmillan Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist within the Northern Health and Social Care Trust since 2005. She has lead on the development of the Northern Health & Social Care Trust Lung Cancer Support Group, and liaised with the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation to attend training to establish one of the first Lung Cancer Support Groups of its kind in Northern Ireland. She is a very active member of a Macmillan fundraising committee.
Theresa Jones, Welfare Rights Officer,
West Dunbartonshire Council
Teresa Jones has overcome great personal adversity affecting her health and family to improve services for people affected by cancer. She has developed and implemented a welfare rights surgery to support lung cancer patients on low incomes, resulting in improved financial outcomes. She continues to be a dedicated member of the local Macmillan fund-raising committee and an excellent ambassador for Macmillan.
Wendy King, Macmillan Paediatric Oncology Nurse Consultant, Whittington Health NHS Trust
Wendy King actively promotes the work of Macmillan. She has been responsible for organising and holding Macmillan coffee mornings in the Trust for the past six years, and by working with the community in schools, raising a substantial amount of money. She has also been involved in the Macmillan Christmas appeals, which have raised over £500,000.
Yvonne Duff, Macmillan Consultant Palliative Medicine,
Northern Health & Social Care Trust
Dr Yvonne Duff is a true leader both within the Trust and regionally, chairing the Northern Trust Palliative Care Forum, the Northern Ireland Palliative Medicine Consultant and Regional Audit Groups. Under her leadership the Trust’s palliative care provision has now evolved to include four Palliative Medicine Consultants, a speciality doctor, five Macmillan Nurses and two Lung Cancer Nurses and the robust service they provide is thanks, in a very large part, to her vision.