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.

CREST Office Closure
Our office will be closed from 22nd December until 4th January but you will still be able to leave a message on our answerphone. We will respond to calls and emails as quickly as we can when we return in the new year. We hope you and your family have a Happy Christmas and send you our best wishes for 2022.

Dear CREST Members,

We would like to remind you of our continued support. Our team are here to help.

The CREST office has now reopened after the team has been working remotely since March 2020 and it’s a pleasure to be back in an office.

Unfortunately we cannot hold any social events for the foreseeable future, but we are able to offer help with
- Counselling,
- MLD and hosiery,
- Wigs,
- Osteopathy,
- Massage,
- Podiatry,
- Reiki,
- Reflexology and relaxation,
- Aromatherapy Massage,
- Thai yoga massage,
- Indian head massage,
- General help and sign posting to other specialist organisations.

With best wishes as always
The CREST Team

Relax and calm your mind and body

Keith has been treating CREST members with Reiki at the Shepperton Wig Company for some time now. As we are unable to meet face to face at the moment he has kindly recorded a short piece to help us all relax and calm the mind and body.

Some breathing, relaxing and physical exercises on YouTube

Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre: Seated exercise sequence

Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre: Breathing space

Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre: Reflexology point

Our October Relaxation Day at the White Lodge Centre

Relaxation Day

It was a lovely sunny day for our Autumn Relaxation Day. We were spoiled for choice with Massage, Reflexology and Reiki complementary therapies and Extend exercise, Relaxation and Flower Arranging group workshops. Everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing day.

Our visit to Frogmore House in August

Frogmore House

In August a large group of CREST members and volunteers had a magnificent day out at the rarely open royal residence, Frogmore House, in the grounds of Windsor Castle. Do look out for news of future events in our next newsletter.

Our visit to the Royal Pavillion, Brighton, in June

Brighton

Our coach full of CREST members had an amazing outing to the Royal Pavillion in Brighton in June. The building has survived arson, storms and fire, and is a much loved treasure of the people of Brighton. We all want to go back again!

A Day with the Household Cavalry in May

Household Cavalry

We felt an honoured party when we visited the home of the Queen’s official bodyguard, the Household Cavalry in Windsor to learn about the history and current operational role of the Life Guards. We had a very enjoyable day!

Notcutts

Spring Flower Planting at Notcutts in March

CREST members went to Notcutts Garden Centre in March to learn how to make a spring planter. After all that hard work we enjoyed fresh cooked scones with lashings of clotted cream and pots of tea, giving a feeling of satisfaction all round and a very positive start to Spring.