Dame Laura Lee DBE

Chief Executive - Maggie's Centre

About Speaker

Laura worked as a clinical nurse specialist in Edinburgh, where she gave chemotherapy to Maggie Keswick Jencks, Laura shared Maggie’s vision of a cancer support centre housed in a non-clinical and uplifting environment where anybody affected by cancer could visit to access practical information, psychological and emotional support to help them build a life beyond a cancer diagnosis..  There are now 24 centres with plans for future centres both in the UK and overseas. In 2009 Laura was appointed as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. In 2016 she was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor from Queen Margaret University, and in 2019 Laura was awarded a Damehood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for her services to people with cancer.

 

For more information on Maggie’s visit www.maggies.org