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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 households in the UK was over 27 million tonnes in 20211. By donating good quality items to the charity, you will be reducing waste, helping the environment, and raising funds to support local people living with cancer.  The charity will accept clothing and accessories, toys,

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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 off around Essex to collect Christmas trees from residents in exchange for a donation to the charity. The trees were then delivered to sites around Essex where they were shredded and recycled. Almost 800 trees were collected, and around £15,000 was raised for the charity.

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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

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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.  The staff she spoke to were so welcoming and helpful, and she has not looked back.  She was diagnosed with breast cancer, had surgery then started radiotherapy treatment in 2020. Luckily, she was able to have several treatments at the Helen Rollason centre before the

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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 who have made it possible: people like you. “The discovery of my cancer is unusual to say the least, my cat decided she would like a cuddle and accidently knocked my chest causing discomfort and pain.  Then I found the lump in my breast. My

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Rebecca’s Story

In 2021 during lockdown, Rebecca became aware of a lump in her breast. She was breastfeeding her second child at the time, so she was told that a blocked milk duct was a possibility. However, the lump did not go away, and a biopsy and mammogram showed….

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Featured Events

Rural Ramble and Run in Essex Countryside organised by Helen Rollason Cancer Charity  

On Sunday 10th September, Helen Rollason Cancer Charity organised its rural ramble and trail run.  This event has become a firm favourite with local runners and walkers of all abilities.  The morning started with glorious sunshine and the day turned into one of the hottest of September.  Runners completed a 10-mile circuit through the countryside and the walkers had a choice of 1, 4, 6 or 10 miles.  There were water stops along the routes,

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Christmas Gift Fair at Chelmsford City Racecourse organised by Helen Rollason Cancer Charity

On Sunday 26th November, Helen Rollason Cancer Charity will again be hosting the Christmas Gift Fair at Chelmsford City Racecourse. One of the best in the area.  Visitors can get into the Christmas spirit, start shopping early and enjoy a wonderful day out with family or friends.  There will be over 100 stalls selling a wide range of unique gifts, jewellery, homeware, toys and cards, as well as food and drink to impress guests over

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Rural Ramble in beautiful Essex Countryside organised by Helen Rollason Cancer Charity 

Enjoy and day in the countryside and help those living with cancer.  On Sunday 10th September, Helen Rollason Cancer Charity will be organising a ramble and trail run in beautiful Essex countryside followed by a cream tea.    There are several rambles to choose from: 1 mile, 4 miles, 6 miles and 10 miles, or participants can do 6 or 10-mile trail run.  The event starts at the Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge near the historic

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We are calling on everyone in our community to play a vital role in helping us to fundraise which will allow us to continue enabling quality of life while living with cancer.