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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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Motown & Soul Night  

We are holding a fundraising Motown & Soul Night on Friday 23rd March at the Roffey Centre in Horsham from 7.30 to midnight.

It promises to be a great evening with top local DJ "the Audio Factory" playing the music and a bar with reasonably priced drinks.   There will also be a raffle with great prizes, some of which will have been provided by Coop Roffey who have chosen the Olive Tree as one of their local causes this year.

Tickets cost £10 per person and can be purchased at the Olive Tree and at Coop Roffey.  Please come and join us! 


Coop Local Causes - Supporting the Olive Tree

Thank you to everyone who signed up as a Coop member and selected the Olive Tree as their local cause. We have just been informed that you have raised a fantastic £817.64 since 12th November 2017!  The Olive Tree will remain one of Coop Roffey & Coop North Parade's local charities until October this year, so there's still plenty of time to sign up as a Coop member and help to raise more funds for the Olive Tree.

As a member 1% of everything you spend on Coop own brand goods is donated to the Olive Tree & 4% goes to you.  Please click here to sign up.


  Living Well With Cancer Courses 

Run by the renowned Penny Brohn national charity, these two day courses at the Olive Tree can help cancer patients and their carers discover the things that make a big difference to the way they cope with cancer.  Topics covered include eating well, managing stress and dealing with the emotional impacts of the disease.

Courses take part on two consecutive Saturdays 10.00 - 5.30. The next course will take place on 21st and 28th April.   Please visit the Penny Brohn website to find out more and to book online.  You can also email bookings@pennybrohn.org.uk or call 0303 3000 118.

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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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