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.
Messing about on the river - our cruise to Windsor!
In July, 26 CREST members enjoyed a relaxing few hours messing about on the river! During the interesting cruise commentary we learned about the history of this part of the river, as well as getting an insight to some of the wildlife to be seen. A tasty ploughman’s lunch and cake was served at our tables.
Our visit to the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery
On a hot June day, 21 CREST members visited the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery near Basingstoke. We enjoyed a very interesting guided tour of the distillery, learning about the history and the process of gin distillation, followed by cocktails in the bar!
Sponsored Walker raises £145!
On 7th May our Vice Chairman, Michael Wells, joined about 85 walkers for the 10 km "Waterways of Shepperton" sponsored walk. He raised a total of £145 for CREST and we are very grateful to him and to everyone who sponsored him.
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?
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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