The Mayor of Croydon, Bernadette Khan, this week opened an exhibition at the Croydon Clocktower which showcases some of the work members of the South East Cancer Help Centre (SECHC) have created.
The pictures on show use various media including paint, wool and silk threads.
The exhibition runs for the whole of November and representatives from the Centre will be on hand to discuss the artwork as well as explain the services and therapies available at SECHC’s Purley Centre and at Croydon University Hospital.
“My motivation for organising this exhibition is the therapeutic effects of art on the patients’ well-being,” Joy Perkins, the organiser, said.
“This is the first time some of them have ever shown off their work and they are all very excited.”
Croydon Clocktower is at 9 Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET and the exhibition is next to the Clocktower café and is open between 9am and 5pm.
SECHC, which has local NHS recognition, can be found in the Tesco Development, 2 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA. Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Aromatherapy, and Reflexology are just some of the therapies available. Activities include yoga, Tai Chi, drama, relaxation, and arts & crafts.
SECHC offers bereavement, family, telephone and individual counselling sessions and there are various support groups including specific ones for those with ovarian, bowel, prostate, breast or oesophagus and gastric cancer.
For more information call 020 8668 0974 or go to www.sechc.org.uk.
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