Maggie's Royal Free

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, we're here for you.

Call us:

020 3981 4840

We're open:

Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. We are excited to be moving to our new centre soon. In the meantime, we are still open at our location within the hospital. See 'Getting here' for more information.

You don't need an appointment – just come in.

Visit us:

Maggie's at The Royal Free

The Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street

London

NW3 2QG

Welcome to Royal Free

Whatever kind of cancer, and whatever stage you’re at – we're here for you.

Our centre is a space for being together or for a moment alone, for getting going again or for meeting people who just get it.

All our cancer support specialists have expert knowledge about cancer and treatment, and many are NHS-trained.

The kettle's already on – just come in.

Getting here

Maggie's at The Royal Free

The Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street

London

NW3 2QG

Getting here by:

Public Transport


Walking


Meet the team

Robyn Volkers

Centre Head

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Beth Anfilogoff

Counselling Psychologist

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Mary Turner

Cancer Support Specialist

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Temi Omooba

Cancer Support Specialist

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Helen McInnes

Cancer Support Specialist

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Karim Said

Benefits Advisor

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Helen Muir

Centre Fundraising Manager

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Kate Oliver

Centre Fundraising Organiser

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Carolyn Garritt

Exercise Instructor

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Jenni Stone

Yoga Teacher

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Laura Ichajapanich

Qigong Teacher

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Robyn Volkers

Centre:

Maggie's Royal Free

Position:

Centre Head

I look after the running of the centre and make sure my team and I are providing the best possible cancer support. 

I have many years’ experience as a cancer nurse in different settings and specialise in cancer information both online and face-to-face. I also have a special interest in long term effects of cancer treatments.

I’m here to listen, to help you talk things over and to find the information and support that’s right for you and your family. I also run several of our support groups, courses and workshops.

Beth Anfilogoff

Centre:

Maggie's Royal Free

Position:

Counselling Psychologist

As a qualified Counselling Psychologist, I can help if things are getting on top of you, if you're scared, worried or feeling down. 

We can talk about things in a safe and supportive space and you can see me in private, in a group or with your family.

Mary Turner

Centre:

Maggie's Royal Free

Position:

Cancer Support Specialist

I give one-to-one information and support and will guide you through the parts of our support that are most appropriate to you. I also run many of our support groups, workshops, and courses. 

I’m here to listen – just come in.

Temi Omooba

Centre:

Maggie's Royal Free

Position:

Cancer Support Specialist

I give one-to-one information and support and will guide you through the parts of our support that are most appropriate to you. I also run many of our support groups, workshops, and courses.

I’m here to listen.

Helen McInnes

Centre:

Maggie's Royal Free

Position:

Cancer Support Specialist

My background is as a palliative care nurse 

I give one-to-one information and support and will guide you through the parts of our support that are most appropriate to you. I also run many of our support groups, workshops, and courses. 

I’m here to listen – just come in.

Karim Said

Centre:

Maggie's Royal Free

Position:

Benefits Advisor

I can help with finding out if there is any extra money that you may be entitled to as well as helping you manage any debts that you may have.

I am able to help with other practical things like parking and travel costs and any other queries you may have.

Helen Muir

Centre:

Maggie's Royal Free

Position:

Centre Fundraising Manager

I make sure we raise enough money to keep our doors open for people with cancer.

I look after corporate partnerships, trusts and foundations, fundraising events and much more.

If you’d like to support us here, we’d love to hear from you.

helen.muir@maggies.org

Kate Oliver

Centre:

Maggie's Royal Free

Position:

Centre Fundraising Organiser

I help to raise funds and awareness of our centre by organising fundraising events in the community.

If you'd like to fundraise or volunteer for us then come and talk to me about how we can support you.

kate.oliver@maggies.org

Carolyn Garritt

Centre:

Maggie's Royal Free

Position:

Exercise Instructor

I am a cancer exercise specialist and lead the Exercise sessions at Royal Free, in which we use exercise for cancer rehabilitation and to help with common side effects of cancer treatments.

Jenni Stone

Centre:

Maggie's Royal Free

Position:

Yoga Teacher

My background is as a yoga teacher with over 20 years’ experience specialising in supporting people with cancer and women’s health.

My yoga sessions are slow mindful classes which focus on the needs of people going through cancer treatment and beyond. You will learn practises to improve mobility and build strength as well as breathing and relaxation techniques to restore energy and manage stress.

Laura Ichajapanich

Centre:

Maggie's Royal Free

Position:

Qigong Teacher

I am an acupuncturist with over 30 years' experience as a Taiji (Tai chi) and Qigong instructor.

My Qigong (pronounced 'chee gung') sessions involve gentle exercise and stretches that combine breath with movement. Through regular practice, benefits of Qigong include improved balance and energy levels, greater concentration, a greater sense of calm and awareness of your dantian (centre) and internal strength. No experience is required to join these sessions. 

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