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Visit from Olive Tree President Nicholas Owen

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Honorary President Nicholas Owen Pays a Visit to the Olive Tree

It was lovely to have a visit from our Honorary President Nicholas Owen who was enthusiastic to hear about our ongoing work supporting those with cancer and those close to them in Sussex.
Pictured above are Rebecca one of our volunteer trustees, Marilyn our center manager and Nicholas Owen - BBC News reader and presenter of Classic FM
. Thank-you to David Dawes photography for a great picture.

Introducing Alyson Smith, the Olive Tree Fundraising Manager

Olive Tree Fundraising Manager Alyson Smith collecting a cheque from Oriel HighSchool

Alyson joined The Olive Tree team in November as our official fundraiser and has been a fantastic addition to the team flipping pancakes in fancy dress, organising the Motown night in March in Horsham and completing the Pillars to Plough sponsored walk.  Alyson has lots of ideas for further events including a wine tasting event at Bolney vineyard on October 20th.  

Alyson says "The Olive Tree clearly is an important & much loved place to many residents of Crawley and the surrounding area. I always welcome any local fundraising initiatives, from having a collection tin in your work place to any larger events - every penny helps!”  Alyson is pictured above with students from Oriel High School in Crawley who raised an amazing £13,500 for the Olive Tree via their annual sponsored walk.

Please contact Alyson on Alyson@olivetreecancersupport.org.uk or 07434 81963 if you have any fundraising ideas to suggest to her.   Equally, if you are already planning a fundraising event of your own, please let Alyson know so that we can help to promote the event for you.

Brighton Marathon 2019 - would you like to take part and raise funds for the Olive Tree?

BrightonMarathone fundraising for the Olive Tree

On 14th April 2019 the Brighton Marathon celebrates its 10th anniversary – AND YOU COULD BE PART OF IT!!! We have 3 charity places available to runners who are committed to raising funds to support The Olive Tree. Please get in touch either by phone on 07434 819637 or email alyson@olivetreecancersupport.org.uk to find out more about booking one of our places.

Alternatively, if you already have a place and are interested in running for us, we'd also love to hear from you. We will provide fundraising support along the way and help you to get the absolute most out of this fantastic experience. Please click here to find out more about the Brighton Marathon.

Regular Events at the Olive Tree & other locations:-

Pink Ribbon Exercise Class - weekly, every Friday 11.30 - 12.30 and 12.30 - 1.30 for women recovering from breast cancer.

NADA (ear acupuncture) - weekly, Mondays at 12.30 for men and Thursdays at 5 p.m for women to help alleviate the side effects of cancer treatments.

Singing - monthly, Mondays 6.30 - 8 p.m., everyone welcome, no experience required!

CU Fitter - weekly, Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. (The Horticultural Society Hall, Ifield Avenue, Crawley), gentle exercise classes to help regain fitness during and after cancer treatment.
 
Yoga - weekly, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. (Olive Tree) and Fridays at 10 a.m.(the Apple Tree pub, West Green Drive, Crawley), everyone welcome.
 
 
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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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