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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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Trustees Week, 11 - 17 November

November 11 - 17 is Trustees’ Week, an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference. www.trusteesweek.org

The Olive Tree has a great team of committed and enthusiastic trustees, but we are always keen to hear from anyone who might be interested in joining us! Please contact us if you would like to talk to any of the current trustees to find out more.


Aviva Community Fund 2017 - Please Vote for Us!

The Olive Tree needs your help to win funding from this year's Aviva Community Fund.  As a small local charity funded entirely by donations and fundraising, gaining funding from Aviva would make a huge difference.

Please ask your friends, family, colleagues and anyone else you know to vote for us by clicking on this link to the our page on the Aviva site. Thank you!

Voting closes on 21st November.


Mindfulness at the Olive Tree

Come to the Olive Tree to take part in a Mindfulness Meditation session guided by Snesha. Mindfulness meditation encourages participants to be fully present in the moment which helps to reduce stress and to increase feelings of calm, wellbeing and relaxation.

Workshops will take place on 17th and 24th November and 1st December.  Please contact us to book your place.

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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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