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Information, support groups, therapies
THE CENTRE MANAGEMENT TEAM ARE WORKING TO SUPPORT MEMBERS “VIRTUALLY” DUE TO THE GLOBAL HEALTH SITUATION. THE PHYSICAL CENTRE REMAINS CLOSED.
To bring focus and rebuild a sense of togetherness, the Trustees and Centre Management team are putting in place a monthly programme of events starting in August 2020 and continuing through re-opening to the end of 2020 and beyond. These events are in addition to our ongoing range of support activities.
Please see the Events page for further information.
The Centre Management team are available to contact by telephone or email if you would like support or advice, Mondays to Wednesdays 10am to 4pm. Tel: 07909 118432 or 07586 581521 or email.
Other help and support available during the closure:
Macmillan Cancer Hope course. Get support and share experiences at this free online, six-week HOPE (Help Overcome Problems Effectively) course. Details and how to book here.
Macmillan IHope course. To help you through this time of isolation, Macmillan have launched an online, 6 week self-management programme to help you navigate your way through the mixture of feelings you may be experiencing. Details and how to book a place on the waiting list here.
Guided Imagery, Mindfulness and Relaxation sessions. Learning these beneficial techniques may help you manage some of your symptoms and achieve a more balanced life. Details and how to book here.
Fatigue Management course. If you are struggling with fatigue and low energy, we can offer free online fatigue management provided by our friend Mara, who is an occupational therapist and trainer. The next course is starting 11 August. Details here.
Emotional support. If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed, emotional support can help. Our therapists is offering free telephone consultations at this time. Details and how to book here.
See our therapies page for two short, self help videos made for us by Julia and Emma, our volunteer Reflexology therapists, as well as details of our Bach Flower Remedies therapist offer of free telephone consultations and remedies by post.
With our current income depleted, donations to support our work are very welcome. Every penny helps us continue supporting those in need. Please click on the donate button above or see here for simple ways to help us raise funds, including details of how to raise funds for free while online shopping. Thank you.
Julie, one of our volunteer therapists has kindly offered free meditation over the Internet, Via Messenger or WhatsApp. Details here.
There’s nothing like a good sing song for lifting the spirits and we are pleased to be able to share tips for singing along to a recording from Ann, who leads our singing group. Details and how to access the recording can be found here as well as a list of songs guaranteed to cheer you up. Thank you Ann.
We are delighted to share with you, news of arts and crafts activities being organised and run by a Scottish charity called TRACTion Cancer Support, for anyone affected by cancer. All materials are sent out free of charge wherever you are in the UK. Participants can either zoom in to the class, watch a recording, or follow instructions sent by post. The first session is Modern Calligraphy in early July. Details and how to sign up here.
We have put together a list of organisations who can provide advice and support which you may find useful while The Centre is closed. Please see our Information Page.
Please keep an eye on our website for updates and on our Facebook Page.
We hope all our friends and members remain safe and well and we look forward to seeing you all when the Centre is able to reopen.
We run a number of self-management programmes to help you manage your condition.
We offer a wide range of complimentary therapies from qualified therapists.
We have a number of thriving groups and we organise regular social activities.
Why not join one of our support groups?
Let's turn the 'Big C' around
Annual CCHC subscription is for the period 1st November 2019 to 31st October 2020. Subscribing members are entitled to vote at the AGM and any other general meetings of the charity.
If you’re already a subscribing member of CCHC and would like to renew your membership OR you’d like to become a subscribing member, please follow the three simple steps below:
- Click on the link to download and complete the subscription form (subscriptions forms are also available at the Centre)
- Make your cheque payable to Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
- Return the completed form with your cheque to:
The Hon Treasurer, Cambridge Cancer Help Centre, 120 Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5JT
Please ensure you’ve signed both the subscription form and the cheque.
All subscriptions are dealt with in total confidence.
Thank you so much for your continued support.
The Centre is seeking a number of new Trustees to strengthen the current Board and support future development. Please click on this brief summary document for more details of the opportunity: what’s involved and what we’re looking for.
Information packs giving further details of the Centre, its governance and operation are also available.
If you would like to request further information or express an interest in becoming a Trustee, please contact our Chair of Trustees, Edward Sage, either by email at [email protected] or on 07803 230507.
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The Centre is a haven filled with friends and healing.
The warmth and friendship of the people I have met at the Centre have dramatically assisted my recovery.
I needed somewhere to go – the Centre has been my salvation. From the day I first came, the place has been like a haven, bursting with love and support.
This is a club that nobody wants to join, but for some it can be a privilege to become a member.
The Centre has all the qualities that a loving family can offer: acceptance, unconditional love and support .. and fun!
If I’m honest, the Centre saved my life.
Opening Times and Map
The Centre is open ..
Monday: 10am – 1pm
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday: 10am – 4pm
We meet in the David Rayner Building at Scotsdales Garden Centre in Shelford. Do drop in and visit us – everyone is welcome.
If you would be willing to volunteer as a counsellor, therapist or as part of our support team, we would love to hear from you.Support us as we look after others