About Helen Rollason
About This Shop
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity supports people living with cancer through award-winning support centres and pioneering research.
It receives most of its funding from ten shops, donations and fundraising and relies on support from volunteers. Founded in 1999, the charity is named after the television presenter, Helen Rollason MBE, who fought her inspirational battle with cancer in the public eye. Helen Rollason Cancer Charity has three cancer support centres in Essex, Hertfordshire and London. They provide a friendly and relaxing place where cancer patients and their carers, families and friends can go to for support and counseling.
Patients can also have therapies to complement their treatment and reduce stress, including massage and reflexology. These services are provided free of charge and the charity aims to open more centres in the future. The scientists at the Helen Rollason Research Laboratory at Anglia Ruskin University carry out pioneering research into breast cancer. A greater understanding of this disease will help in the development of effective treatments. The charity takes part in research trials to develop new cancer drugs. Its team of nurses provides medical support to patients at Broomfield Hospital, Essex and the North Middlesex University Hospital, London. Over 2850 patients have participated since 2000 which has led to effective new cancer drugs that are now available to the general public.
There are ten Helen Rollason retail shops in Hertfordshire, Essex and London. They gratefully receive good quality items – including clothes, bric-a-brac, CDs, books, and jewelry – but cannot accept furniture or large electrical equipment.