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GDB It's a Knockout Charity Challenge 

A huge thank you to Gatwick Diamond Business who organise a fundraising event each year to raise funds for 13 local charities of which the Olive Tree is one. This year it was a fabulous "It's a Knockout" team challenge and we went along to enjoy the fun.  It was a great day out as you can see from the photo montage above!  #gdbcharitychallenge

Wednesday Workshop 23rd May, 2 - 4 p.m.

The Journey is a globally recognised, critically acclaimed healing and transformational methodology. You can use The Journey for both physical and emotional healing. It’s proven successful with all kinds of physical ailments, emotional issues, depression, relationship issues, career blocks and many of life’s other challenges.  Sue Arkoulis will also be offering 1:1 appointments on Wednesday mornings from May.  Please contact us to book on the workshop or a 1:1 session.

Pillars to Plough Sponsored Walk, 27th May -  there is still time to sign up!

Pillars 2 Plough

Are you looking for something worthwhile to do during the late May Bank Holiday?  If so, why not sign up for the annual Ifield Chesnut House Pillars to Plough sponsored walk on Sunday 27th May?  All funds raised are shared between three local charities of which the Olive Tree is one. The finish line is at the Plough Inn in Ifield where food & drink await!

A team of Olive Tree volunteers will be walking the 10 mile course as "The Olive Tree Trekkers" and we would welcome more team members.  If you would like to join our team please contact alyson@olivetreecancersupport.org.uk. To find out more about the event please click on this link to the Ifield Chestnut House Facebook page. 

New! Olive Tree Cinema Club

Olive Tree cinema club
If you would be interested in joining a group for the occasional trip to the cinema, please let us know. We will provide the company, you purchase your own ticket and popcorn🍿!

Alison Slade is Shaving off her Hair to Raise Funds for the Olive Tree

The Olive Tree is for everyone affected by cancer, not just cancer patients.  This is a brief summary of Alison's story.  To read the full story or to make a donation please visit Alison's Just Giving Page.

"Back in 2015 my husband Graham aka Ginge was diagnosed with bladder cancer and our world changed. There's nothing worse than watching someone you love suffering and not being able to do anything about it. Sadly, cancer has had enough limelight so I'm going to shine the spotlight on The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre or my safe haven as it became. These people kept me sane and supported me. I could turn up hating the world or be on my knees ready to give up. These people never judged me, patronized me or rolled their eyes. Always a warm welcome, the obligatory kettle went on and I'd leave feeling stronger.

So, on Sunday 10th June @ 1pm at Rock Paper Scissors Hairdressers in Ifield Green Crawley I'm having my head shaved to raise money and give something back. My hair will be donated to the Little Princess Trust.  Thank you in advance for your support".

Head shave - Alison Slade

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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