Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

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Information, support groups, therapies


Our doors are open and we are here ready to welcome our lovely members with a cuppa!

What’s on? 

(updated 25th April 2022)

The Centre offers many activities and events including:

  • The Singing Group meets every other Monday 11.30am – 12.30pm
  • Yoga Therapy is held every Monday 1.30 – 3pm
  • The Craft Group meets every Tuesday 10am – 12noon
  • **New** Dance and Fitness class with Alison every Tuesday at 2.30pm and Wednesday at 10.30am
  • The Art Group meets every Wednesday 11am – 2pm
  • Guided Imagery, Mindfulness and Relaxation on Tuesdays, with two sessions – the first online at 10.30 – 11.30 and the second in The Centre 11.30am – 12.30pm
  • Monthly Afternoon Tea – The next tea is on Tuesday 17th May from 2-4pm. Everyone welcome, friendly chat with a cup of tea and cake. A chance to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. This month’s speakers are Hilary and Emma talking about their Osteo Douce and Reflexology therapies.

Macmillan Hope Course

The next course starts on Monday 25th April for 6 weeks. This will be held face to face in the Centre. For more information or an informal chat, please contact Janet Hickman at the Cambridge Cancer Help Centre or on 07866 331782. Alternatively, you can email Janet at [email protected].

****  The full list of dates for 2022 are ****

Tuesday 25 Jan – 1 March
Monday 25 April – 30 May
Tuesday 14 June – 19 July
Tuesday 4 Oct – 8 Nov

If you would like to receive our news and updates regularly, you can sign up to our e-newsletters here. 

You can read our latest Centre News update (February 2022) here.

The Centre Team are available to contact by telephone or email if you would like support or advice, Mondays to Wednesdays 10am to 4pm. Tel: 01223 840105 or email.

Alternatively, Janet Hickman, Trustee and Facilitator of the Macmillan courses, is available to provide support on 07866 331782 or by email.

Other help and support available

Macmillan Cancer Hope course. Get support and share experiences at this free online, six-week HOPE (Help Overcome Problems Effectively) course. The next 6 week course starts on 14th September 2021.

Guided Imagery, Mindfulness and Relaxation sessions. Learning these beneficial techniques may help you manage some of your symptoms and achieve a more balanced life. Also includes an opportunity to “talk together” – to share experiences, tips or just to chat! Details and how to book here.

Managing Anxiety and Stress with Relaxation.  If you are struggling with anxiety and stress, this free online session will help. Provided by our friend Mara, who is an Occupational Therapist and trainer. Details here.

Emotional support. If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed, emotional support can help. Our therapist 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.

We have put together a list of organisations who can provide advice and support which you may find useful on days The Centre team are not working.. Please see our Information Page. 

Please keep an eye on our website for updates and on our Facebook Page.

“Living with COVID-19”

*** Updated 22nd February 2022 *** Whilst COVID case rates in our local area remain high. We are adopting the following practices to ensure that The Centre remains a safe place to visit:

  • You may wish to consider taking a lateral-flow COVID-19 test ahead of visiting.
  • You may wish to consider wearing a face-covering will when in The Centre, including for therapies.
  • Please regularly use hand sanitiser / or wash your hands
  • Seating will be arranged to help encourage social distancing.
  • The Centre team will regularly ventilate the building to improve the internal air quality

We have new air-purifiers in the Centre to help improve internal air quality.

We kindly ask you to stay at home if you have any COVID symptoms (or coughs, colds), or if anyone within your household has symptoms or has been asked to self-isolate.

The steps above are there to minimise risks to health not only for yourself, but for others around you and our volunteers, therapists and staff. Thank you for your continued support.

Want to help publicise The Centre and reach new members?

We are keen to support new members – but many people are unaware of the Cambridge Cancer Help Centre. If you have a local community noticeboard (or similar) you can help by downloading one of our posters and pinning it up (seeking permission where needed of course). A 4 page booklet is also available.

Centre Poster

Centre 4-page leaflet

Can you help? Volunteer with us!

We are currently recruiting. Details here.

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.


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.

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Let's turn the 'Big C' around

Coming Soon! 2022-23 Membership

With the Centre reopen, we will soon be inviting you to renew your membership – or consider becoming a member of the Centre. Funds raised through memberships are vital to enable us to reopen and continue our work. 

Membership will run from 1 May 2022 to 30 April 2023.

Subscribing members are entitled to vote at the AGM and any other general meetings of the charity.

Your support is much appreciated.

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Opening Times and Map

The Centre is open ..

Monday: 10am – 4pm
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.

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