Support Team

dallasDallas McDade, Finance Administrator

Dallas came into the fold in 2003 when she was diagnosed with cancer. After her initial treatment she returned to work as a teacher, but soon discovered she was not the same person. However, this coincided with the Cavendish Centre needing admin support and now she works in our finance department. She felt that, in whatever way she could, that she needed to help keep the doors open for others who would hear that same awful word. Life is good, shared with her dog Archie, who features regularly in Cavendish pictures!

mugshotHilary Nugent, Volunteer Programme Lead

Hilary joined the centre as the  Volunteer programme lead in July 2015.  She came to us from the Alzheimer’s society where she was supporting and training volunteers across South Yorkshire. She has been amazed by the energy, enthusiasm and loyalty of the Cavendish volunteers and supporters who work tirelessly on our behalf. When she is not at the Cavendish centre she is busy looking after her family, but occasionally finds time to walk in the Peak District or read a good book.

Ellen Summers, Facilities Manager

Ellen joined the team at Cavendish in July 2018, after previously working as an Office Manager for another charity. Here, she ensures the centre is safe and welcoming for clients, staff, volunteers and visitors. Outside of work, she has two boys to look after and enjoys films, books and long walks.


Reception Team

When you arrive you will be greeted by one of our friendly reception team who will welcome you with tea, coffee and biscuits. The team is supported by a number of valued volunteers who all make sure we offer a calming and warm reception to all our clients and their carers.