Helen Rollason Cancer Charity reopens after second lockdown

Having temporarily closed our doors in November for the second lockdown, the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Support Centres and Charity Shops have now reopened!

Initially, our Mid Essex Support Centre in Hatfield Peverel, West Essex Support Centre in Harlow and North Essex Support Centre in Colchester will be open and offering reflexology appointments throughout December.  We hope we will now remain open until we close for Christmas on 18th December.

As our Support Centres begin to reopen, visitors will be asked to sanitise their hands when they arrive and before they leave and will need to wear a face mask or covering during the duration of their visit. They will also need to follow social distancing guidance.

We have had lots of positive feedback from clients since our previous reopening in August;

“A lot of thought had been put into access into the building and I felt totally secure and safe. Such a special place and lovely to see it open. Thank you everyone for making it happen.”

“I didn’t realise how much I missed the reflexology until now – it’s amazing.”

“So pleased you are now open – I have missed you all.”

“Thanks for all you do – it has made such a difference during this pandemic and now.”

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity CEO Kate Alden said: “We are absolutely delighted that we are now in a position to safely reopen some of our Support Centres following our second enforced closure.

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Our therapists will be following the latest government guidance to keep everyone safe, including wearing PPE where necessary, maintaining social distancing and regularly sanitising and washing their hands. We have also introduced enhanced cleaning at our Support Centres so that anyone who needs our support can be reassured that it is safe to visit us.

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, we have unfortunately had to cancel many of our fundraising events, which means the charity will suffer a considerable loss of income. Of course Covid is still at the forefront of all of our minds, but even once it has calmed down, cancer will still be there. On average 1,000 people in the UK will face a cancer diagnosis every day and 450 others will die.

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We are appealing for the public’s support to help us through this difficult time by donating to us or supporting us in other ways so that we can continue enabling quality of life while living with cancer. Please help us support our clients, both now during this time of unrest, and in the months and years to come.”

Our Charity Shops in Wickford, Witham and Sawbridgeworth have also reopened. Click here to seeing their opening times.

To make a donation please click here or call our Charity Office on 01245 380719. Thank you.

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