Support Team

annAnn Hetherington, Head of Services

Ann joined Cavendish Cancer Care as an Assessor in 2004 attracted by the Centre’s holistic ethos and was appointed to the post of Head of Services in February 2017. Ann qualified as a registered General Nurse in 1984 and specialised in community nursing prior to moving to the area of oncology working at Western Park Hospital for several years and latterly as a Research Sister in the Academic Unit of Oncology at Sheffield. When not at work Ann enjoys playing the clarinet and running, having completed 4 half marathons to help raise funds for the centre.


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 is in Finance supporting Jane. 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.


receptionReception 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.