Lynda Thomas, CEO, says thank you and goodbye to volunteers

Published: 16 December 2022

Lynda Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, will be leaving Macmillan later this month after more than 20 years with the charity.  She would like to thank all Macmillan volunteers for everything they do and for the many ways they support people living with cancer.

Our volunteers have had some amazing achievements

During Lynda’s time at Macmillan, our volunteers have continued to do extraordinary things to support the three million people living with cancer.

Over the years she has benefitted first-hand from seeing the sea of green volunteers cheering at many Macmillan events, which she described " a humbling experience." 

Lynda also pays tribute to the emotional support volunteers provide through opportunities like the Macmillan Buddy Service.

“You are all amazing, volunteering is the lifeblood and the heartbeat of this organisation.” Lynda

Watch Lynda Thomas’ thank you message to volunteers 

In the video below, specially recorded for volunteers, Lynda thanks our Macmillan volunteers for everything they have done and for the many ways they’ve supported people living with cancer.

Lynda continues to say, "You are an amazing group of people who do some quite extraordinary things to support Macmillan Cancer Support and the three million people living with cancer.”

“Thank you for welcoming me into your community and doing so much to support me during my time as Chief Executive."

Welcoming Gemma Peters

We wish Lynda well, and look forward to welcoming Gemma Peters who will be joining as our new CEO from January 2023.

She comes to us from her role as Chief Executive of Blood Cancer UK - and has almost 20 years of experience in health and cancer care.

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