Meet the team

  • Paula Da-Silva – Centre Manager

  • I started volunteering for the charity in October 2013 when I got made redundant from my job and wanted to fill my time productively.  My background is predominantly in administration so I offered my help whilst looking for a new job …. and never left! I lost my brother in law to leukaemia after a

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  • Joe Lycett – Charity Ambassador

  • We all know too well the damage and heartache cancer causes, but also how scary and lonely it is for those who have been diagnosed. The Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre is essentially a big box of angels who provide a ton of different support, advice and compassionate care. I’ve visited the centre and

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  • Stuart McIntosh – Chairperson & Trustee

  • Stuart McIntosh is a commercial law solicitor of more than 15 years’ experience. Formerly a police officer, Stuart now heads up the law firm, Four Oaks Legal Services. A few years ago, Stuart worked from offices adjoining the accountancy firm, Brookes Stephens Chartered Accountants, in Lichfield. Brookes Stephens were (and remain) the accountants to the

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  • Cathy Tibbles – Trustee

  • I have been involved in this amazing charity from the very beginning, before we even had a ‘Centre’.  I volunteer in personal tribute to a marvellous friend who was inspirational to me 20 years ago during her illness. I know how important it is to have a place to turn to – somewhere with a

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  • David Palmer – Trustee

  • I am an insurance broker specialising in charities.  I visited the centre in an official capacity and was so impressed I wanted to get involved.  It is the kind of place you come into and never want to leave. Having had experiences within the family of  cancer I understand the difficulties and enjoy being a part

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  • Julia Fallon – Trustee

  • My involvement with the charity began in 2011 when I was a client and received much needed support after my diagnosis with breast cancer.  Upon recovery I then became a volunteer to help others in a similar situation to myself.  I became a Trustee in 2014 when we moved to the new Stonydelph building to

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  • Christine Harris – P.R. & Fundraising Co-ordinator

  • My name is Christine and have been involved with the Centre just prior to it moving to its present venue. I supported fundraising, facilitated free training for the volunteers and did what I could to help in any way. Then one day I had to walk into the centre and announce I had just received

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  • Abbie Jenkins – Volunteer

  • I am a psychology student hoping to work in mental health. I volunteer at TWCSC because it is  great to give back to the community and it helps me gain some experience and more confidence in talking to people in difficult circumstances.  

  • Becky Easen – Volunteer

  • I am a qualified nurse and actor.  I became aware of TWCSC through my good friend, Centre Manager Paula. I became a volunteer because it made me happy to think I could help make a difference, but the centre has given me so much more back. I have made wonderful friends and love the time

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  • Cathy Ward – Volunteer

  • I chose to volunteer at the centre because I was looking for something worthwhile to do with my time for a few hours each week. It is a wonderfully warm and friendly place to be and it is great to be a part of something that supports families within the community at the toughest of

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  • Diane Watkins – Volunteer

  • My name is Diane. Wife, Mom to two boys, proud Nan to three wonderful grandchildren. I am healthy and active, lot to be thankful for. I felt that I wanted to give a few hours a week to volunteering . The Tamworth Wellbeing and Cancer Support Centre has given me in return for my few hours

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  • Elaine Finch – Volunteer

  • My name is Elaine and I have two sons and two granddaughters.  Having had family members and friends affected by cancer it is something close to my heart.  I have only recently joined the team as a volunteer but I really enjoy it.  The atmosphere is so warm and friendly, it is a pleasure to

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  • George O’Brien – Volunteer

  • My name is George O’Brien and I am currently studying Public Services at college. I am studying to become a Paramedic as I enjoy working with people.  By volunteering at the Centre it has helped to improve my confidence speaking to new people. I really enjoy volunteering every Friday for this amazing charity.  The people

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  • Hayley Smith – Foot Health Practitioner

  • I am a mum to triplet girls and I qualified as a Foot Health Practitioner in June 2015, but did not start my own business until January 2016. I approached the Centre to volunteer to gain experience and confidence. Both my mum, uncle and mother-in-law have died from Cancer within the last 8 years so

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  • Janet Marsh – Volunteer

  • I was aware of TWCSC long before I became a volunteer because I had attended a few of their fundraising events;  it was very apparent that the manager, trustees and volunteers are all passionate about the service they provide and will go the extra mile to help those who need it. I was also struck

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  • Jo Johnston – Holistic Therapist

  • I have been a beautician and nail technician for over 25 years, adding on to this my training of massage and holistic therapies in the past 10 years. The Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre is a great place to share my skills to help others.  

  • Jo Woodley – Volunteer

  • I have known about TWCSC since my best friend and centre manager Paula started with the charity.   I have always helped her with events that I have attended and really enjoyed doing so and finally Paula suggested I become a volunteer. It’s an amazing centre that deserves all the recognition it can get and I’m

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  • Julie Mountford – Volunteer

  • My name is Julie and I volunteer my time one day a week at the centre and help out with fundraising events. I started off as a client with breast cancer and gained a lot of support from the charity.  When I had recovered I wanted to give something back so decided to become a

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  • Kate Hopkins – Volunteer

  • Hi my name is Kate and having survived cancer myself and feel very grateful for the support I received I felt it was time to give something back and so I started volunteering just over 3 years ago and have never regretted a second of it. I work part time in a nursery school and

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  • Laura Medlicott – Volunteer

  • I have started volunteering at the Centre as part of my college placement where I am taking part in Health and Social Care Level 2 at Tamworth College.  I come to help out at the Centre every Thursday, which is arts and craft day.  I like helping out all the visitors with art and I

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  • Louise Vernon – Fundraising Volunteer

  • 7 years ago at the age of 35 a scared women walked into the cancer centre looking for help after a breast cancer diagnosis, fearful of what the future held for her.  After 9 months of treatment, with many up and downs along the way, I finished treatment, but not my association with the centre. 

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  • Mal Middleton – Volunteer

  • I started volunteering in 2014 because my daughter Paula is the Centre Manager and I wanted to support her.  Her Dad and I are very proud of what she has achieved.  Also,  I am a breast cancer survivor and wanted to give something back.  There wasn’t anywhere to go for support when I was diagnosed

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  • Marianne Croft – Volunteer

  • I began Volunteering at TWCSC because my Mom was poorly with Bladder Cancer. There was nothing I could do to help her so I saw the beginning of the centre and thought I will help her by proxy. She lived near the South Coast so was too far away too even visit often. I began helping and

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  • Paul Da-Silva – Volunteer

  • I became a volunteer to help  because the Centre Manager is my wife and I can see how passionate she is about the charity so I want to support her however I can. I mainly help with I.T. issues, designing promotional materials and also helping out at fundraising events.  I love being a part of

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  • Peter Croucher-Smith – Volunteer

  • I am a retired Social Worker. I heard about the Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre through a friend Janet who is a volunteer. Having survived bowel cancer l felt as if l would like to offer support to other people with chronic illnesses and to share my experiences. The Centre is very friendly and

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  • Rachel Lewis – Holistic Therapist

  • I heard about the Tamworth Wellbeing and Cancer Support Centre from a friend and was very drawn to it for how supportive, inclusive and welcoming they are. I am a holistic therapist and wanted to volunteer my time and skills to the centre. Prior to holistic therapy I was a speech and language therapist and

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  • Rebecca James – Headwear Stylist

  • I have been a hairdresser for over 30 years and get a lot out of making people feel good about themselves. I have been a volunteer at TWCSC since 2013 helping people to choose wigs, cutting and styling the wigs, helping with headscarves and shaving people’s hair during chemotherapy.  I chose to become a volunteer

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  • Sharon Rose – Volunteer

  • I am a breast cancer survivor and also I have survived sepsis three times. I found the centre when fundraising myself and looking to see what was available in our community to support people and their families through adversity and ill health. That’s exactly what I found, for me personally, and also I could see

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  • Sue Philbin – Volunteer

  • Hello, my name is Sue and I’m a cancer survivor. When I was going through treatment, I felt very much on my own. I wish there had been a Support Centre in Tamworth when I needed it. Now we have one and I’m so pleased that I can be there to support others, even if it’s

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  • Susan Smith – Holistic Therapist

  • I have had a variety of roles in my work but I enjoyed the holistic therapies the most! I now provide these therapies including Reiki, Indian Head Massage and Reflexology at the centre. I’ve always had a passion for this and after personal circumstances I would like to help other families going through similar difficulties.

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  • Tina Sollis – Volunteer

  • I found TWCSC at a fayre where the aim was to raise awareness for the Centre. I went to get help and support for my Mom after my cancer diagnosis only to discover I needed help and support even more urgently. I found it vital for my battle to regain my health in many ways:-

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  • Val Pipe – Volunteer

  • After my retirement I wanted to do something with my time but I wasn’t sure what.  I then attended a charity event with my sister and stumbled across the Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre.  Coincidentally I used to work with Paula so it was easy to approach her and offer my time as a

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  • Vicki Suzuki – Hypnotherapist

  • My name is Vicki. I’m a Hypnotherapist and OldPain2Go Practitioner, and I’m enjoying volunteering my skills to work with people at the Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre. The Centre is a friendly and welcoming place, and I’ve met some wonderful people here already. Cancer is personal to me; I lost my Dad to prostate

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