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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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Wanted! Successful Fundraiser

Are you a talented, results-driven fundraiser with an excellent track record?  Would you like to join the fantastic, committed team at our small local charity that makes a big difference to local people affected by cancer?  If so, we have a new part-time role as a Fundraising Manager.  This will be a great opportunity to join us at a very exciting time as we expand our range of services and set up a new cancer support centre in Horsham.  Please click here to view the job advertisement.


The Olive Tree Trailblazers' new Walk Fit Group

The fabulous Olive Tree Trailblazers, who have done such a great job of raising awareness of the Olive Tree by taking part in numerous running races, have set up a friendly and supportive "Walk Fit" group to encourage people who might be intimidated by the thought of joining a running group to take their first easy steps towards fitness and increased wellbeing.

Please click here to go to the Walk Fit Facebook page to find out more and to join the group.


Pranic Healing - Introduction

Join us on Wednesday 20th September from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. for an introduction to Pranic Healing.  The workshop will introduce  you to the basic principles of pranic healing which channels energy (prana) to accelerate the body's ability to heal itself.

You will learn simple exercises to increase energy and vitality as well as techniques to keep you emotionally calm and mentally clear in stressful situations. 

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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