Siobhain McDonagh

In memory of Baroness Margaret McDonagh

Fundraising for University College London Hospitals Charity UK
In memory of Margaret Mcdonagh
We fund equipment, services and research to make a difference to patient care.


Margaret was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma brain tumour on November 29th 2021 after collapsing at a party. 

An extraordinary woman, she was the youngest and the first ever female General Secretary of the Labour Party. Her ambition was to run two General Elections in 1997 and 2001 which resulted in two full terms of a Labour Government, the only time that this has ever happened in Labours history.

A highly successful business woman she went on the set up the Pipeline with her business partner Lorna Fitzsimons, an organisation dedicated to advancing women's careers both in business and the public sector. 

She tragically passed away on Saturday June 24th two days before he sixty second birthday. The treatment of Glioblastoma brain tumour  has not changed in twenty years and its outcomes have not improved in 30 years, there are very few drug trials and no mandatory training for medical oncologists in brain tumours.

We are fundraising in order to allow Dr Paul Mulholland, Consultant in Medical Oncology and Honorary Associate Professor at the University College Hospital to continue his research and drug trials, so that there may be better outcomes for patients in the future. 3200 people will be diagnosed this year  with a Glioblastoma, and without this work nothing will change.

Paul, was Margaret's doctor and is Europe's leading medical oncologist in Glioblastoma, he has the skills, the scientific support and the laboratory to have a real chance in making progress in the treatment of this terrible condition.

Every penny raised in Margaret's memory  will be spent in his department on the research and drug trials that will help other patients in the future.

Glioblastoma Research Group | UCL Cancer Institute - UCL – University College London

Thank you in advance for your generosity. 


About the charity

We're the official charity supporting patients, staff and research at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust. We focus on four main areas. Supporting patient care Training and developing staff Environment and equipment Advancing research.

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