About us

CREST is run by a group of volunteers who have personal and professional experience of cancer and who are aware of the needs of people affected by cancer.

We work closely with Carers Support Spelthorne, Crossroads, Age Concern Spelthorne and others. For more information about the help offered by these organisations please see our Other help page.

Meet the CREST team

Our patrons

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Michael More-Molyneux, Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey
I am delighted and honoured to have been asked to be a Patron of CREST. I have accepted the invitation and look forward to supporting all its good work in the future.

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Kwasi Kwartang, MP for Spelthorne
I am delighted and feel incredibly honoured to have been asked to be a patron of CREST. I have accepted the invitation and will try my best to support and promote the great work that the charity does for its members.

Our trustees

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Clive
After my wife developed breast cancer we became involved with a cancer user group and in 2007 I was asked if I would consider becoming a trustee of CREST. We had already been to a couple of their therapy days so it wasn't difficult to say yes. At Relaxation Days I can usually be seen in a yellow jacket parking cars, carrying therapist couches or shifting furniture!

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Pauline
I used to work along the corridor from CREST and got to know the staff as the kettle was boiling and was amazed at what they were doing and their dedication to the Charity and it's members, so when redundancy happened in 2011 I volunteered to be a Trustee and have not regretted it for one moment.

The committee

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Ken
I have been involved with CREST since it began in 2004 and enjoy working with this great team of ours. I have been Chairman for several years, running the committee meetings and working with the volunteers and trustees to plan the way forward. At the Relaxation Days you may see me drawing the raffle - but my most important job is buying the cakes!

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Michael
My wife developed breast cancer in 2000. After successful treatment we became involved with the Fountain Centre, a cancer user group at St Luke's hospital. We came along to the CREST Relaxation Days and immediately felt at "home". It wasn't difficult to get involved with work behind the scenes and I joined the committee as Vice Chairman in 2013. At Relaxation Days I am usually one of the team seen in a yellow jacket, parking cars, carrying therapist couches or shifting furniture.

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Joan
I am Secretary and one of the founder members of CREST, joining CREST because I felt, as others did, that there were some services missing in this area. The CREST team is made up of very dedicated and caring people who bring many talents to the charity. You may not see much of me at the Relaxation Days - I'm in the kitchen making lunch!

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Louise
I joined CREST in 2007 through the Volunteer Bureau after completing a Return To Work course and I am now involved in many aspects of CREST office work. I love organising the CREST outings and trying to make every Relaxation Day a little different from the last but find my work most rewarding when we manage to really help our members.

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Sarah
In 2008 Louise asked me to help set up the membership database for CREST and I now look after the computer systems and the website. At the Relaxation Days you can usually find me on the Therapists' registration desk or taking photos for the website and newsletters.

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Judith
I was originally brought in in 2010 to obtain funds via the Gift Aid scheme. I stayed on to help with other financial matters and became Treasurer in 2011. At the Relaxation Days I help set up the rooms and then mingle.

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Pat
As a cancer patient, I was first introduced to CREST via the Relaxation Day. Joan invited me to join following my retirement from work in 2016. As the office 'newby' I am happily finding my way around getting involved in whatever needs doing whilst developing my role and adapting previous work experiences to fit CREST. It is such a privilege to be able to 'give a bit back' and at Relaxation Days you can find me at the raffle table selling tickets, then catching up with new and old friends.

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Jenny
I was introduced to CREST by a friend and benefited from attending a few Relaxation Days as a patient. On retiring in 2015 I thought I would like to use some of my free time and become a volunteer for CREST and have greatly enjoyed working with the team. I help to organise the social events and am usually on the reception desk at the Relaxation Days.