Gary’s Story

When Gary was diagnosed with prostate 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. 


Gary says “I don’t know what I would do without Helen Rollason.  My therapist is like a friend to me.  Being able to talk to someone other than my family and friends has been brilliant.  I would encourage anyone who feels they need to talk about their situation, to contact Helen Rollason.  The staff are so friendly and have been a tremendous help to me.  I am always greeted at the West Essex Centre in Harlow with a smile and a cup of tea and biscuits”. 


Gary has benefited from the reflexology and massage sessions, which have made a real difference to him.  The relaxing atmosphere in the centre and the welcome he receives from the staff have also made a huge difference over the past five years.  He cannot praise the staff enough for the way in which they support, care and listen to those with cancer. 

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