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 Action for Carers, Age Concern and others. For more information about the help offered by these organisations please see our Other help page.

Meet the CREST team

Our trustees

The trustees would like to say that CREST Cancer Support services are there for old and new members who need our help. Please call or email us, we welcome your call.

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Jim
My name is Jim and I have worked alongside CREST Cancer Support since its inception. I am an Insurance Consultant and previously have been in Banking. I have worked alongside Judith and Joan and the team for many years and when asked if I would like to join the team as a trustee I jumped at the chance. I have been a trustee for a couple of charities and hope to bring my varied and in-depth experience as a trustee to CREST Cancer Support. I look forward to working with the team and meeting the membership at events.

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Ken
May I introduce myself I am Ken and have been involved with CREST since 2004 and enjoy working with this great team of volunteers. I look forward to serving as a trustee alongside Jim, Judith and Joan (the wife) and volunteering for this wonderful charity called CREST Cancer Support.

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Joan
Hello my name is Joan and I helped set up CREST in 2004 and have enjoyed being a volunteer for the charity since then. During 2018 CREST had a major structural change – this has not affected the way CREST works, but has given it more security. During this change I was asked if I would take on the role as one of the trustees by the membership. I was delighted to be asked and accepted immediately. You will find me on the other end of the phone in the office where I am always happy to talk to anyone who needs our help or just to have a chat about things. I am looking forward to serving as a trustee as well as continuing as a volunteer for CREST Cancer Support.

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Judith
Hello I am Judith and I am the Treasurer and fellow trustee of CREST Cancer Support CIO. Like many of us, my family and friends have been affected by cancer. I am delighted to be able to have a positive role in cancer support.

The office volunteers

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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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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.

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Sandra
I joined CREST in 2010 as a cancer patient and after attending a Relaxation Day decided I would like to volunteer. I keep the database up to date with new members and at the Relaxation Day I look after some of the therapists.