In 2023 we celebrated 25 years as an independent charity supporting cancer patients and their families. When we opened our doors in 1998, we could only have dreamed what the Fountain Centre would become.
The world stopped but the need for our service didn’t. We developed our virtual and online presence to enable us to continue supporting and providing comfort to those who needed it.
The Fountain Centre celebrates its 21st birthday.
The Fountain Centre receives £350,000 funding from the Big Lottery Fund to develop it’s Family and Children’s service
With 2 therapy rooms and a smaller seating area, the space is a lot more compact than the Fountain Centre on Level B. But it provides a quiet space for daily meditation and complementary therapies.
In order to reach those patients coming for radiotherapy, the Fountain Centre starts building within the Radiotherapy department on Level A of St Luke’s Cancer Centre.
The Fountain Centre officially opens its therapy garden. The garden is a quiet, restful space for patients and staff to take a break from the day. It is still thriving with hard work and dedication of 2 volunteer
The Fountain Centre receives a significant donation and approaches the Royal Surrey County Hospital to develop some waste ground at the side of St Luke’s Cancer Centre in to a therapy garden. They agree.
The Fountain Centre receives the Queens award for Voluntary Service.
The Centre opened its doors in September 1998 after a fundraising campaign which raised £300,000 in 18 months. With the help of over 100 volunteers, we are able to offer a selection of complementary and emotional support therapies to people living with a cancer diagnosis.