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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 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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Important - Some of our Classes are on the Move!

Due to the ever increasing popularity of our services and the resultant pressures on space, some of our classes will be moving out of the Olive Tree.

From Thursday 4th January CU Fitter will take place at the Horticultural Society Hall, Ifield Avenue, Crawley RH11 7AG from 10.00 - 12.00 and from Friday 12th January Yoga at 10.00 and Pink Ribbon at 11.00 will take place at the Apple Tree pub, West Green Drive, Crawley RH11 7DL.  All evening classes and groups will remain at the Olive Tree.


Coop Local Community Fund

The Olive Tree has been chosen as a local cause by three Coop branches in the Horsham area.  If you register as a Coop member and choose the Olive Tree as your local cause, 1% of everything you spend on Coop own brand goods and services in these stores will be donated to the Olive Tree at no extra cost to you. Please visit our Latest News page to find out how to become a Coop member.

We enjoyed meeting staff and customers in the North Parade and Roffey stores this week and look forward to meeting you again in 2018.


 Volunteers Wanted for our New Centre in Horsham

A new Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre will be opening in central Horsham  early in 2018.  In order to ensure that we are able to provide support to local people affected by cancer, we need to recruit a team of volunteers.

We are looking for admin staff as well as qualified and insured complementary therapists and counsellors.  Interested?  Please visit the volunteering page on this website to find out more or contact us for a chat.

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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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