Welcome to CREST Cancer Support

Many cancer charities support just the patient, but CREST believes that families and carers often suffer as much, so we are here for them too.

CREST is different because it is a local charity run entirely by volunteers who give their time and expertise for free.


Our Trustee has been awarded an MBE!

We are delighted to tell you that Pauline Hedges, one of our Trustees, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List. She said "I am delighted, honoured and embarrassed to have been nominated for an MBE – I just do the things I enjoy doing and with the people I like. There are a hundreds of unseen volunteers like me…it’s not difficult to nominate someone and it really will change their lives forever – believe me! My family with me meeting Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace– truly a day to remember and treasure."

Volunteers for treatments needed - can you help Anne?

Anne Self

"I am a CREST volunteer therapist and am studying an Oncology Massage & Reflexology Diploma. I am looking for volunteers for my case studies, who have cancer or who are in remission, to have a free massage or reflexology treatment. I have to complete 20 massage and 20 reflexology treatments, so you can have a more than one treatment." If you are interested please contact Anne Self on 07900 522022 or at anneself@btinternet.com

Wellbeing day

Cancer Health and Wellbeing Day
Ashford Hospital, February 2017

CREST Office Volunteers, Pat, Judith, Jenny and Louise represented CREST at a well-attended event aimed at supporting local cancer patients.

Patients were offered talks on a wide range of topics, from "The Psychological Impact Of Diagnosis and Treatment - Strategies for coping and moving forward with life" to "Eat Well, Feel Good". They also visited our stall and others, including Prostate Cancer, The Brigitte Trust, The Fountain Centre, MacMillan and Walking For Health.

CREST Event: Spring Flower Planting and Cream Tea

Garden centre

CREST members enjoyed a relaxed and fun afternoon at Notcutts Garden Centre in February. After a talk and demonstration we created our own spring flower planter to take home. A delicious cream tea, with warm scones and clotted cream, completed a perfect afternoon out.

Our visit to the Royal British Legion Poppy Factory

Poppy Factory

In January CREST members had a fascinating talk and tour of the famous factory which was founded to offer employment and support to wounded ex-servicemen. We saw how poppies, crosses and wreaths are made and even had a go at making a poppy ourselves before heading to Pembroke Lodge for lunch.

WANTED - Used Stamps!


CREST Cancer Support can turn your used postage stamps into cash, so please don't throw them away. Recycle your stamps by bringing them into our office or by sending them direct to the collector using their FREEPOST envelopes.

To get your FREEPOST envelope either ring 07599 830966 or complete the online form at www.fundraisingstamps.com