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Welcome to the Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre - the centre for everyone affected by cancer. 

We are here to help. Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is a difficult, stressful and emotional time for both the patient and those around them. We provide a range of services to support you from the point of diagnosis, through your treatment and beyond; in fact for as long as you need us. You are not on your own.  Come to the Olive Tree where you can meet and speak with people who understand and can help.

The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre is an independent charity providing a range of support to cancer patients, their carers and families. Formerly known as the cancer self-help group Crawley Cancer Contact, the group was co-founded in 1990 by Heather Goodare and others and was granted charitable status in 1992. The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre opened in its present location in the grounds of Crawley Hospital in July 2009.

The cornerstones of our provision are in the areas of information, emotional support and complementary therapy. However, we have an ever expanding offer of additional services including a cancer survivorship programme, a coaching programme, singing workshops and social events. The centre is open for information and enquiries from 9.30 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30am – 4.30pm on Friday. We look forward to welcoming you to our centre.

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Happy Birthday to the Olive Tree Trailblazers! 

The Trailblazers were set up in November 2015 by a small group of Olive Tree supporters who had completed the Brighton Marathon and raised £5000 for the Olive Tree in so doing.

The Trailblazers set about raising awareness of the Olive Tree and encouraging people to take up running.  To read more about their incredibly successful first year, please visit our Latest News page.


Linseed Farm Visit, Saturday 10th December at 10.30

Join us for a visit to the Linseed Farm in Barns Green near Horsham to discover the many health benefits of linseed (also known as flaxseed) for humans and pets.  We will find out how it is grown, harvested and turned into oil, meal, capsules and cosmetics.

To find out more about linseed, download recipes or purchase products please click here to visit the Linseed Farm website.


The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund

The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund is awarding 4 grants of £300 each week until February 26th to small local charities and community groups.

To be in with a chance of being awarded a £300 grant we need lots of people to vote for us each week, so please click here to vote for the Olive Tree.  Thank you!


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Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre
Registered Charity No: 1157386
Crawley Hospital
West Green Drive, Crawley
West Sussex RH11 7DH

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