Timeline of Helen Rollason Cancer Charity

It was in 1999 that Helen Rollason declared her vision:

Good quality of life while coping with cancer is the most important gift a sick person can receive. It should be available to everyone.

Over 20 years later we are still fulfilling Helen’s wish, enabling quality of life while living with cancer. Here we look back at the history of the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.

1991

The Helen Rollason Appeal was launched with the aim of raising £5million for the charity.

2002

We opened our Rochelle House Support Centre in Chelmsford, Essex.

2003

We opened our Chingford Charity Shop on Old Church Road.

2003

We opened our South Woodford Charity Shop on George Lane.

2004

We opened our Sawbridgeworth Charity Shop on Bell Street.

2004

We opened our Wickford Charity Shop on the High Street.

2004

We opened our London Support Centre at North Middlesex Hospital, Edmonton, London N18.

2005

We opened our first Burnham Charity Shop on the High Street.

2005

We opened our Ongar Charity Shop on the High Street.

2008

We opened our Witham Charity Shop on Newland Street.

2009

We launched our very first Vintage Fair!

2009

We opened our Danbury Charity Shop on Maldon Road.

2009

We opened our Hertfordshire Support Centre at The Rivers Hospital in Sawbridgeworth.

2010

We launched our very first Christmas Fair!

2013

We launched our very first Ride for Helen!

2017

We moved our Hertfordshire Support Centre to the Herts & Essex Hospital in Bishop’s Stortford.

2017

We opened our Southend Support Centre at St Luke’s Community Centre, Southend.

2018

We celebrated our Witham Charity Shops 10 year anniversary.

2018

We launched our very first Rural Ramble!

2019

We celebrated 20 years of enabling quality of life while living with cancer.

2020

We opened our West Essex Support Centre at LeisureZone in Harlow

2020

We opened our North Essex Support Centre at Colchester Hospital

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