Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

Let's turn the 'Big C' around

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Information, support groups, therapies


We look forward to welcoming you to the Centre! 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 oemail.


We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and versatile individual to lead the charity on a day to day basis and work with the Trustees to help develop the charity’s work supporting those affected by cancer.

For further information and details on how to apply see our jobs page.


What’s on? 

(updated 5th September 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.
    Please note: There will be no sessions on 23rd August due to the Wellbeing event.
  • Afternoon tea with Pampering session with Leila on 11 Oct at 1 pm.  There will also be a fundraising cake sale.
  • New yoga therapy for all levels with Michelle on 12 Oct at 1 pm.   Beginners are most welcome!

New Support Groups

  • 30 Aug at 1 pm –  New Breast cancer support group – everyone who has been affected by breast cancer is very welcome.
  • 13 Sep at 10 am – New Prostate cancer support group – everyone who has been affected by Prostate cancer is very welcome.

Macmillan Hope Course

The next course starts on Tuesday 4th October 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].

Special Events! 

Join us at one of our upcoming events! For more details see our Events page.

Open Day

*** Coming Soon ***

On Saturday 17th September 2022 from 10am to 4pm, we are holding an Open Day for the local community outlining the support that The Centre can offer to local families facing a cancer diagnosis.

The Open Day will showcase what we offer to support the mind, body and spirit of local families on their cancer journey ….

  • Talk to some of our specialists about our support groups and Macmillan self management courses
  • Enjoy a relaxing reflexology or massage taster session
  • Join in with a little yoga or dance
  • Or simply come and enjoy the work of our arts and crafts groups over a cup of tea and cake

Know someone who might be interested? We would appreciate your help to enable us to get this invite out widely. To do so, please feel free to forward this newsletter or share our Open Day flyer.

Everyone welcome!

Annual General Meeting


The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2021/22 will be held on 12 Oct at 11 am with bring and share lunch, welcome to everyone.



Cambridge Half Marathon 2023

The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre is a Gold Bond Charity at the Cambridge Half Marathon on: Sunday 5th March 2023!

Run with us to raise vital funds to enable us to continue to support those living with Cancer!

For details on how to register to run on behalf of The Centre please contact Julia Smith – email or telephone The Centre team.

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You can read our latest news update (July 2022) here.

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

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.

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 July 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:

  • 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.
  • We encourage members to wear a face-covering when moving around in The Centre.
  • Please regularly use hand sanitiser / or wash your hands
  • 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.

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.

Support Groups

Why not join one of our support groups?

Let's turn the 'Big C' around

2022-23 Membership

Thank you for your continued support of the Centre.  We are now inviting you to renew your membership for the membership year running from 1 May 2022 to 30 April 2023.

To help us to save time and admin costs, please access the renewal form here and either:

  1. Fill in the form electronically and return via email.
  2. Print and fill in the form by hand and either scan and return by email or post.
  3. Collect a membership form at the Centre or contact us to request that a membership form is posted to you.

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

If you are a new member and have recently subscribed, we thank you for your contribution.

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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