Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is dedicated to supporting people whose lives are touched by cancer. Our Support Centres in Essex are vital in helping people living with cancer. The centres offer a range of complementary therapies to patients in an environment of peace and tranquillity, including counselling, reflexology, aromatherapy, manual lymphatic drainage and support groups. 

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.

- Helen Rollason​ MBE


We support anyone with any type of cancer at all stages – whether newly diagnosed or longer-term, throughout treatment and after treatment is completed.

All of our locations provide a welcoming and relaxing environment where people living with cancer can go – with their families, friends and carers – to talk through any concerns or just a friendly chat. Our clients can have therapies that work together with their medical treatment and reduce stress.

We offer a range of extra, beneficial activities and groups ranging from Pilates, Art and Craft Groups, Look Good Feel Better Workshops, Yoga, Mindfulness and Support Groups. Contact your nearest Support Centre for more details.

Providing support for cancer patients’ emotional well-being alongside their medical treatment continues to be at the core of the charity’s mission.

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity relies on donations, fundraising and money raised through our charity shops to continue operating our Support Centres. We encourage donations to continue the work we do.