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A local charity for local people in West Berkshire

We are an independent charity, founded in 1984 to help local people who have been diagnosed with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. We offer practical help and information to patients and their families living in West Berkshire, and are the parent charity for the Rainbow Rooms and the Rosemary Centre at the West Berkshire Community Hospital.

We work closely with Clinical Nurse Specialists, medical professionals and the Day Hospice to help improve the support offered from the point of diagnosis, for as long as we are needed.

Chemo Unit - 01635 273659   |   Transport - 01635 243343   |   Rainbow Rooms - 01635 273300


On Tuesday 11 June we will be hosting an educational seminar for those involved in the care and treatment of people with cancer. The full programme is available here.

To register your interest in attending please contact [email protected]

How did it all begin?

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where it all started

In your words...

"A big thank you to you all for your kind service to and from RBH.  All your drivers gave an excellent service."

"Thank you for taking away the stress of getting to hospital, I couldn’t have managed without you."

"Please pass on a huge thank you to all the people involved in organising and providing transport - they were all such lovely, friendly people which made things less stressful for me."

"Thank you for all your support and help"

Newbury and district cancer care are responsible for providing a peaceful and respectful place for my father to pass away comfortably in the presence of loved ones. The rainbow rooms at west Berkshire community hospital are a god send!

Rachel Barnes

Dave Ormrod, whose wife Lynne recently passed away in one of the Rainbow Rooms commented “The thought that the cuddle bed could be available for partners to be closer to their loved one at such a difficult time sends shivers down my spine - what a wonderful idea. Such compassionate thinking by a caring organisation has inspired me to help, and to join NCC as a trustee and advocate of their fantastic work.”

Dave Ormrod

Staying with him in The Rainbow Rooms through his last days meant we were able to be by his side right to the end. That meant so much to us

My local district nurse put in an application to help myself and my family with the general costs associated with being a cancer patient and oh my did they come through for us. Thank you ever so much to everyone at the Newbury Cancer Care Trust. You are bloody amazing and just thank you so much xxx