Cambridge Cancer Help Centre

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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.

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.

Alternatively, Janet Hickman, Trustee and Facilitator of the Macmillan courses, is available to provide support on 07866331782 or by email.

Other help and support available during the closure:

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. Details here.

Macmillan Hope course. Get support and share experiences at a free, 6 week online course for people who have been affected by cancer in the Cambridge area. Find new ways to regain your confidence and manage stress and emotional difficulties. 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.

See our therapies page for three short, self help videos made for us by Julia, Emma and Claire, our volunteer Reflexology and Bowen Technique 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.

We are very grateful to Lorna Sullivan of Fit Yoga, for inviting us to join her free, live, online yoga and mindfulness relaxation classes via Zoom. You can find a timetable of classes and how to access them 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.

Courses.

We run a number of self-management programmes to help you manage your condition.

Therapies

We offer a wide range of complimentary therapies from qualified therapists.

Activities

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

2019-20 Subscriptions

Annual CCHC subscriptions are now due. The annual 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:

  1. Click on the link to download and complete the subscription form (subscriptions forms are also available at the Centre)
  2. Make your cheque payable to Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
  3. 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.

New Trustees

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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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.

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