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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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Living Well With Cancer Workshop at the Olive Tree

Penny Brohn UK will coming to the Olive Tree again on Saturdays 11th and 18th November from 10 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. to run their very successful and highly rated 2 part workshop on living with the impact of cancer. 

The workshop is open to anyone affected by cancer.  Please contact Penny Brohn UK direct to book your place either online, by phone on 0303 300 118 or by email: bookings@pennybrohn.org.uk.



Aviva Community Awards 2017

The Olive Tree team put a huge amount of time and effort into putting together a bid for funding from the Aviva Community Fund.  We were delighted to hear that our bid has been accepted.  The funding will be awarded to the organisations which gain the most votes once voting opens on 24th October.  We will post a link to the voting site as soon as it is available.

In the meantime please click here to watch a video which was part of our submission.


Halloween Drop-In

Our regular Thursday afternoon drop in session will have a Halloween feel to it on Thursday 2nd November! 

Tea, cakes and friendly chat will be on offer as usual, as well as a raffle.

Please do come along and join us between 2 and 4 p.m.   Everyone is welcome and we look forward to meeting 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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