I find Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre special and different in many ways. Having experienced the loss of family members and friends to cancer, I have come across several cancer support hospitals and community services. While everyone is doing a wonderful job, Maggie’s also possesses very unique elements that further uplift the positive emotions and attitudes among people affected by cancer in facing their forthcoming life journeys. From the healing architectural environment, to the warm and welcoming atmosphere, to the passionate professional staff members, every component of Maggie’s provides users with practical support and a sense of home. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve in a place filled with love and hope, and will always be proud to tell that I am a part of Maggie’s.
It feels like I was destined to work with Maggie’s. I was attracted to Maggie’s unique service approach from the beginning: integrating insightful architecture into a home-like and uplifting environment to facilitate cancer visitors and their loved ones to be innovative, to feel free, cared for, and valued. Through the welcoming atmosphere and friendly, multi-professional support, visitors never feel stressed or imposed upon. Instead they learn to discover and develop strength and strategies within themselves in the face of this difficult and demanding disease.
I left years devoted to suicide prevention and crisis intervention service to join Maggie’s in April, 2009. Since then, I have witnessed visitors’ reactions to cancer diagnoses change from fear and anxiety to a calm and optimistically confident outlook. I am always delighted to hear them say: stepping into Maggie's feels like coming home.
It is my great honour to have this valuable opportunity to work with Maggie’s and the enthusiastic and dedicated team. I am very much impressed by the Centre's unique service model aiming to provide a friendly and invigorating environment to the service users. Maggie’s Centre vividly lives up to its notion – to empower people to not just live with, but through and beyond cancer – via its holistic and client-centred approach. It is a healing place full of zest and life. I look forward to embarking on the challenging yet meaningful journey with our service users to learn how not to lose the joy of living in the fear of dying.
Cancer Support Specialist
Before I came to Maggie’s, I was a nurse in Queen Mary Hospital and Union Hospital for 10 years, specializing in oncology. Wanting to provide more than medical support to my patients, I obtained a Master in Social Work in 2005 to learn individual counseling and group work skills to further help my patients.
Maggie’s Centre provides a unique, warm and supportive place for those affected by cancer and is a place for people to turn to when they get lost. It is a place where people would always be able to feel love and warmth. I feel fortunate to be able to work in such a beautiful environment and meaningful place for those who are touched with cancer. I hope to use my skills and expertise in cancer to provide information and emotional support to both patients and their carers at every stage of their battle. Although at times challenging, I also find each experience to be very rewarding and meaningful.
Cancer Support Specialist
I am lucky to work for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre. This marks a new beginning after my experience in hospitals, and is a new challenge for me as a nurse. I look forward to sharing with you my over 10-year oncology experience, and to providing cancer care services to support more cancer warriors at Maggie’s.
When I began to work in the field of social welfare, I have served different kinds of patients and their families, which is also my wish all along. I have experienced the impermanence of life during in my work, but love can make it much more colorful and meaningful. Maggie’s Cancer Caring Center is full of love – from the beautiful and comfortable environment, to the loving and enthusiastic working team. They bring warmth to the patients and their families, and accompany them as they go through important stages of life.
Fundraising & Communications Senior Manager
I read “a view from the front line”, the yellow book about Maggie Keswick Jencks and her dream of putting up the Maggie’s Centre before I joined the organisation. “Aren’t we lucky?” – Maggie’s words on the day before she died touched me deeply. Her life, though short, must be very fulfilling, I thought. I also want to live in full, and be grateful to everyone and everything that I have had and will come across. Through serving the community, I found new meanings and rewards in life, very different from what I used to get in the commercial world. Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre is a wonderful place, like home, and full of hope. It is my great pleasure to be a member of Maggie’s.
The whole atmosphere of Maggie’s is so caring, calm and optimistic. I feel very privileged to work at Maggie’s. Maggie’s is quite unique, particularly in Hong Kong. The range of support for people with cancer and their families is extensive and impressive, helping them with their journey is very gratifying. Each and every day we see what a difference our support can make to people’s lives.
With a background in Sales and Marketing both in the USA and the UK the opportunity to join the Maggie’s team was a refreshing and welcome one!
Fundraising & Communications Assistant Manager
With a grateful heart I began my journey at Maggie’s in 2015 – with a dedicated and amazing team and volunteers – to raise support for a cause so close to my heart and many others. Witnessing positive changes in people as they go through life changing events is an intangible experience, and I look forward to engaging more supporters for Maggie’s HK – a beautiful, unique, and safe haven for anyone touched by cancer.
Fundraising & Communications Assistant
It is my privilege to work at Maggie’s with a truly passionate and professional team committed to provide range of support and caring service for people with cancer and their families. The peaceful and relaxing atmosphere soothes patients’ fear and we are gradually experiencing some positive changes in their lives.
I hope we could raise public awareness, and by getting more support, we will help cancer patients to reduce their fear, stigma and challenges along their road of recovery. I treasure the chance to have such meaningful and rewarding experience in my life.
Centre Administrative Officer
Having worked at the commercial sector for a decade, I have reached a bottleneck and would like to make a change. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn about Maggie’s and become one of its family members. Walking in the peaceful garden also releases all my stress and tension. I might not be working with our centre users and their families directly on a daily basis, but I feel a strong sense of responsibility and will try my best to help them along their road to recovery.
Po Fung Leung
As I enter a new chapter of my life, I also begin working for Maggie's. I believe meaningful work can help us feel more fulfilled in every aspect of our lives.
Fong Fong Zhang
Assistant House Keeper
Kong Wah Chan