SECHC aims to give any person affected by cancer an opportunity to explore ways which may help them to cope with their situation. Confidentiality is always maintained. The Centre aims to respect and support them in the choices they make and to provide individual and group support, complementary therapies and information within a friendly, caring environment. These services have local NHS recognition.

Our policy is to provide time and support in addition to that available from healthcare professionals at a notional cost to the Member. We give information but not advice about cancer and its treatment.

Our strategy is to remain a well managed independent charity, staffed predominantly by trained Volunteers, with professional guidance and support. We aim to be well known and respected in our community. We seek to retain sufficient financial reserves to cope with fluctuations in fundraising and grant aid.

Our Registered charity number is 1011509.

Our Trustees and Staff


june whitfield

Dame June Whitfield DBE, one of this country's best loved comic actors, has been involved with the Centre for more than 16 years and is our President.



Jennifer Mollett is Chairman of the Centre and has been actively involved at the SECHC for many years.




Rt. Hon. SIr Richard Ottaway

Mr Gary Das, MS, FRCS, FRCSUrol (retired)



Lynda Kenison, Centre Manager

Liz French, Fundraiser

Eleanor Appleton, Community Fundraiser


Mrs Jennifer Mollett, Chair *

Cllr Yvette Hopley, Vice Chair *

Mr David Mollett, Company Secretary *

Mr Peter Mills, Treasurer *

Mr Tony Barranco

Mr Graeme Collins

Mr Gary Coy

Mrs Catherine Rees

Mr Michael Tubbs

Mr Richard Waller

* These Trustees are also Members of the Executive Committee