• Helen Rollason Cancer Charity

    Supporting people living with cancer in Essex

    Our aim is to provide a safe space where you can be yourself and do not have to put on a brave face. A place where you can have enjoyable, relaxing and calming treatments in the knowledge that you are not alone.

  • Fundraising Events

    Pedal with purpose at 'Ride for Helen' Essex

    We are delighted to announce that our annual cycle event Ride for Helen Essex is taking place on Sunday 12th May 2024 for its eleventh year!

    How you can support us

    We work tirelessly to support people living with cancer and without your support, it would not be possible.

    “The support Helen Rollason Cancer Charity has given me has been so beneficial; they provide a personal face to face service which is friendly, welcoming and has an undeniable humanistic approach. The staff have helped me to deal with all levels of emotional support and given me the tools I need to get on with my life”.

    Our centres support clients with all types of cancer at all stages, whether newly diagnosed or longer term, throughout and after completion of treatment. Founded in 1999, the charity is the legacy of BBC broadcaster Helen Rollason, whose vision was: “Good quality of life while coping with cancer is the most important gift a sick person can receive. It should be available to everyone.”

    Latest news, events and stories

    2024 Donation Days

    Helen Rollason Cancer Charity will be opening its centre in Hatfield Peverel on certain days throughout 2024 so that you can drop-off your pre-loved items.  Figures show that waste from

    1 February 2024

    A success for Christmas tree recycling 2024

    Over the first weekend of January, a team of volunteers met at the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity centre in Hatfield Peverel, Essex. Fuelled by tea and bacon rolls, they set

    24 January 2024

    Gary’s Story

    When Gary was diagnosed with prostrate cancer, he said the news hit him and his wife “like a ton of bricks”. While talking to his GP about how he felt, it was suggested that he contact Helen Rollason Cancer Charity. He’d heard of Helen Rollason but knew nothing of the charity. That was five years ago and, after an initial conversation with the Support Services Team, he has been a client ever since.

    5 October 2023

    Carol’s Story

    While undergoing cancer treatment in 2020, Carol drove past Helen Rollason’s centre in Hatfield Peverel and decided to call in and speak to someone.  She is so glad she did. 

    5 October 2023

    Jenny’s Story

    Jenny has been one of our clients for almost two years; she has asked us to share her story and the difference our support makes for her with the people

    28 September 2023