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Gynaecological Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist has been named as  Volunteer of the Year at Charity Today Awards 2019

15 September 2019

A Gynaecological Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist has been named as  Volunteer of the Year at Charity Today Awards 2019.

Hilary Maxwell (GynOnc CNS) was announced as Volunteer of the Year at the prestigious Charity Today Awards 2019. The national Charity Today Awards reward individuals and organisations around the UK who have demonstrated excellence within the charity sector.

Hilary Maxwel is Chair and co-founder of GO Girls that launched in March 2015. It is a national charity, supported by their patron Helen Lederer (actor). The aims of the charity are to help & support women with gynaecological cancers, raise awareness of these diseases and campaign for earlier diagnostics and improved treatments.

Hilary has  a nursing career spanning 12 years, including several roles as Matron, Hilary is currently a Gynae-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist at Dorset County Hospital Foundation Trust. She previously worked for BBC North and was Director at a GP Practice responsible for change, transformation and people management. Her charitable experience includes establishing the Jill Dando Fund with radio and television presenter, Nick Ross and working as Executive Director at The National Endometriosis Society (now Endometriosis UK). Passionate about improving the lives of women with gynaecological cancers, she co-founded GO Girls in 2015, to ensure all women and their families receive grass roots support at every step of their difficult journey. She is also a regular speaker on the international conference circuit on women’s health and gynaecological cancers.  She is hard to miss at meetings due to her brightly coloured hair.