Welcome to the Cancer Relief Centre. We have been providing support to people living with cancer in the community for over 30 years. Here at the Centre, we understand that a diagnosis of cancer can be a life-changing event and we can help. All our services are free and are aimed at helping you and your family live life to the full. We are also here to support health care professionals in their roles. The Centre’s services can be used by anyone affected by cancer, whether it is for a one-off chat or more continued support. We offer a warm, welcoming environment where you can always find someone to talk to, whatever your needs.
We are open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). If you would like to use the Centre services or would like more information about us and what we do, our details are as follows:
Cancer Relief Centre
5, South Barrack Road
(Opposite GBC, behind Schomberg, we are in the old BFBS building)
Telephone: (00350) 20042392
MEET THE TEAM
Gráinne McKenna is the Charity’s manager. She completed her nurse training in Northern Ireland in 1994 and brings with her many years of nursing experience. Gráinne moved to Gibraltar in 2011 and joined the Charity in 2013 as the first employee the newly established Cancer Day Centre and it’s Centre Nurse with the responsibility for developing and delivering its clinical services. Since then, under her management, the Charity’s team of staff and service provision has grown into the one we have today. Gráinne is responsible for the general operations of the Charity and the overall management of the Centre and its services. Together with the Centre’s team she works closely with external stakeholders to continue to development services to meet client needs and help shape the future vision for the Charity as a whole.
Daniela Ayre is our day services nurse manager . Daniela achieved her basic studies in healthcare in 2002 and returned to education in 2010 to achieve a 1st class distinction degree in Nursing. She has worked in healthcare and nursing for over 12 years, starting off her career in health promotion and then transitioning into nursing. Daniela has worked in many different fields, but has focused on palliative and end of life care. Her passion for caring for people at home with chronic and terminal illnesses, led her to work in homecare, supporting families and patients in the last stages of life. Daniela joined the Cancer Relief Team on the 1st October 2014, as the Hospice at Home Nurse, providing respite and end of life care to cancer patients who wish to be cared for in their home. In 2016, she moved on from this role to run the day services and manage day to day life at the Centre.
Rowena Wallace is the Centre’s administrator. After obtaining a BA in Psychology, Rowena went on to work in the clinical trials pharmacy in Southampton University Hospital Trust, working closely with the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research and major drug companies to conduct research in over 200 trials. Before her return to Gibraltar, she worked briefly as clinical trial co-ordinator in the paediatric cancer ward, ensuring the smooth and efficient running of all children’s cancer trials in the hospital. Keen to continue working within the cancer community, Rowena joined Cancer Relief in 2014. Her main aim is to ensure all your interactions with the Centre are positive and smooth and she will usually be the first person you contact.
The Cancer Relief Centre is part of the Gibraltar Society for Cancer Relief (GSCR), a charity registered under the Friendly Societies ordinance as charity number 38.
The Society is currently made up of 3 trustees, 3 council members and one secretary, who each bring their own experience and expertise to the running of the society. The trustee board meet once a month to discuss on-going operational needs, concerns and future plans. There is an annual general meeting, usually held at the beginning of summer. Dates are advertised in local media so society members can attend. We currently have 180 members and subscription is open to all. Click here to download a subscription form.