Lady McAdden appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Following the success of the expansion of the Lady McAdden ‘Nurses in the community’ program, where people can now access the Breast Awareness and Breast Pain nurse support via a self referral consultation. The Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Esther Taylor as acting Chief Executive. 

Alan Kirkman, Chair of the board of Trustees said ‘the charity now focuses on the early detection of breast cancer via education, advice and awareness and following our relocation to Elmsleigh Drive, Leigh on Sea, we now see it appropriate to appoint a new Chief Executive to undertake the further growth of the charity. Esther’s experience within both national and local charities will bring a new perspective to our services and fundraising.”

Esther, who has experience within both national and local charities, said “I am very excited about the future opportunities for Lady McAdden and look forward to working more within the local community.

Lady McAdden Breast Cancer Trust is the only charity in the UK to offer self referral nurse appointments for Breast Health, where the person can learn how to check themselves to become breast aware. This means that they learn what is normal for them, how to check, what to look for and what to do if they find something. The Lady McAdden nurses also help with breast pain, which on its own is not normally a sign of breast cancer but is commonly suffered by about 70% of women in their lifetime. 

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, affecting 1 in 7 which is about 55000 women a year. It does affect men, but is nearer 1 in 870 (about 380 per year). 42% of women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer find the changes themselves and 46% of women, don’t check!

The charity receives no funding from the government or NHS, and the appointments are funded by donation, fundraising and our very vibrant charity shop in Tilbury, Essex.

The charity focuses on Breast Awareness and health, through education, advice and awareness. Our small team are now attending more events and providing talks, the nurses are also attending different venues in the community to make appointments more accessible.

 If you would like to get involved, book an appointment with a Lady McAdden Nurse or arrange for a Breast Awareness Talk, then please contact us at, 01702 343288 or via our website