Retired Head Teacher, I have volunteered with the charity since 2005. I joined the charity to help make a difference to individuals and families affected by cancer. I have met some amazing people, both clients. volunteers and community partners. A challenging and rewarding experience, so far!
Previously the Befriender Supervisor/Office Manager, I have now joined the Executive Committee to contribute her skills in finance and management to the charity.
I’m a retired nurse with lots of interests. I enjoy fitness, especially going to the gym and walking. As well as volunteering for Tayside Cancer Support I am also a volunteer guide for the National Trust at Barry Mill. However, my greatest pleasure is spending time with my four lovely granddaughters.
On Exec since October 2020 I decided to join TCS because cancer affects everyone in one way or another, and to be able to support a small, local charity in Tayside who do amazing work was why I applied. I try and support TCS with finding volunteers through corporate organisations as well as ad hoc design and marketing when it’s needed.
I joined the Executive Committee at the beginning of 2017. I work for Macmillan Cancer support and am the Engagement Coordinator for the North of Scotland. I am responsible for gathering TCS client feedback to ensure quality support is offered.
I’m a wife of 1, Mum of 2 and servant to our 2 mini schnauzer dogs! A good day for me (apart from endless dog walks) is family fun, or a peaceful kayak paddle on the Tay. My professional background is nursing and project management within health and social care. I joined TCS Executive Group in 2023, as I’m keen to use my skills to support local voluntary and charitable organisations that help people when times are tough. Sometimes we just need a listening ear, or someone to help us cope with life’s difficult times…that’s what TCS is here for.
I am an executive coach who works with entrepreneurs to support their own development and help them grow their businesses. I joined the charity in 2023 to support its growth so we can continue to support clients across Tayside and the surrounding area. I love coming up with new ideas to help us raise further funds to achieve this goal!
Arlene is responsible for supporting our clients and volunteer befrienders. She is the first point of contact for our client referrals and a liaison point with our counsellor and complementary therapist.