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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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Have You had Difficulty Contacting Us?

We have been experiencing problems with our telephones and emails  and are aware that people are finding it difficult to contact us.  Our IT support company is working hard to resolve the situation. In the meantime calls may be diverted via Crawley Hospital switchboard, so please don't hang up, the hospital receptionist will put you through to the Olive Tree!  Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience we hope that normal service will resume soon.


Pillars to Plough Sponsored Walk Sunday 28th May

A big thank you to the Ifield Chestnut House group who are holding their annual Pillars to Plough sponsored walk to raise funds for local charities, of which the Olive Tree is one.

To encourage as many people as possible to take part, participants can choose to walk or run 5, 10 or 20 miles. r Registration forms are available at the Olive Tree.

Please click here for more information.


All That Glitters........

We are organising a fundraising "Glitter Ball" on Saturday 17th June at the Arora Hotel in Crawley.

The ticket price includes a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival, a 3 course dinner, live music, dancing, a raffle and an auction with great prizes.

Tickets cost £50 per person or, if purchased before 30th April, £45 per person. Please contact the Olive Tree to purchase your tickets.

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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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