Celebrating our Macmillan professionals

Last week, on Wednesday 27 January, we held a celebration event for some of our fabulous Macmillan professionals at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay.

The event was an opportunity to recognise and say “thank you” to some of our longer serving Macmillan professionals, as well as a chance to catch up with friends.

Fourteen Macmillan Professionals were presented with a long service recognition award at the event.


From left to right: Helen Tyler, Llinos Pink, Karen Kirwan, Mel Lewis,Carolyn Faulkner, Rhian Jones, Carol Davies, Andrea Byrne, Jane Hart, Sarah Morgan, Mark Rogers, Alison Doherty, Sian Lewis, Sian Hughes and Andrea Rich

These are the Macmillan professionals who received the award:

Helen Tyler – Macmillan Therapy Services Manager – Velindre Cancer Centre

Carol Davies – Macmillan Breast Care CNS – Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Alison Doherty – Macmillan Occupational Therapist – Princess of Wales Hospital

Carolyn Faulkner – Macmillan Head & Neck CNS – Morriston Hospital

Sian Hughes – Macmillan Palliative Care CNS – University Hospital Wales

Jane Hart – Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse – Royal Gwent Hospital

Rhian Jones – Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse – Singleton Hospital

Karen Kirwan – Macmillan Community Nurse – Pontypridd Hospital

Mel Lewis – Macmillan Palliative Care Lead Nurse – University Hospital Wales

Sian Lewis – Macmillan Clinical Lead Dietitian (and Macmillan Cymru Wales blogger!)– Velindre Cancer Centre

Sarah Morgan – Macmillan Lung Cancer CNS – Glangwili Hospital

Llinos Pink – Macmillan Palliative Care CNS – University Hospital Wales

Andrea Rich – Macmillan Palliative Care CNS – Llandough Hospital

Mark Rogers – Macmillan Consultant in Cancer Genetics – University Hospital Wales

Helen Tyler, also received the prestigious Henry Garnett Award. This is awarded to Mac professionals who have worked beyond their core role to promote and support Macmillan.


Helen Tyler received Henry Garnett Award from Andrea Byrne.

Vaughan Gething, deputy minister for health, addressed the audience at the start of the night praising the hard work of Mac professionals in Wales. He also took the opportunity to chat with some of our professionals.

As well as presenting the awards to our Macmillan Professionals, ITV Wales news presenter Andrea Byrne made a very touching and personal speech about the role that Macmillan has played in her life.



The long service recognition award was created by Ewenny Pottery

You can view more images from the event on our Facebook page




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