Welcome to CREST Cancer Support
Many cancer charities support just the patient, but CREST believes that families and carers often suffer as much, so we are here for them too.
CREST is different because it is a local charity run entirely by volunteers who give their time and expertise for free.
Visit to Highclere Castle July 2018
Soaring temperatures did not deter our party of 25 on this very enjoyable visit to Highclere Castle, the magnificent home of the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, better known to most of us as the film set of Downton Abbey.
We love organising CREST outings and plan to hold more in 2019, so if you have suggestions of where to go, or would just like to hear more about events, please contact the CREST office.
Waterperry Gardens ‘An Inspiring trip’ (member’s quote)
A treasure trove of horticultural delights greeted our coach party in June at Waterperry Gardens. The stunning landscape offers not only formal and ornamental borders, but also a meticulous museum, historic church, amazing amphitheatre and a very tasty tea shop! We were impressed by them all.
Day Trip to Beautiful Blenheim Palace
Our coach excursion in April was to the magnificent baroque Blenheim Palace, home to the Dukes Of Marlborough since 1722. We were entertained with stories and family anecdotes of the great Winston Churchill and were given a private tour of the state rooms.
Something To Look Forward To
Something To Look Forward To, one of CREST's partner charities, is offering local and national free gifts and experiences to cancer sufferers and their families who are currently undergoing treatment or are up to 1 year post treatment. Examples of gifts may be restaurant meals, hotel stays, beauty treatments, tickets for events and attractions and many others. If you would like to find out more please follow the link: www.somethingtolookforwardto.org.uk
Christmas craft at Notcutts garden centre
In December we thoroughly a creative festive morning with Olivia and Sophie from the Garden Centre who inspired and supported us as as we made our lovely real trees wreaths. Delicious soups and sandwiches raised spirits further and we all agreed that it was excellent preparation for Christmas.
Spelthorne Council Textiles Collection
Spelthorne Council operate a weekly textiles collection service and donate five percent of the profits to a different local charity each year. We are delighted to tell you that we have been chosen as one of the beneficiaries for 2018. Thank you to everyone who nominated us!
WANTED - Used Stamps!
CREST Cancer Support can turn your used postage stamps into cash, so please don't throw them away. Recycle your stamps by bringing them into our office or by giving them to a CREST volunteer at any of our events.