Founded in 2002, the Aurora charity was set up to provide a welcoming environment for cancer patients who felt vulnerable and uncertain about their future.

The first Aurora Centre operated from a small room in the Chatsfield Suite at Doncaster Royal Infirmary (DRI).

Co-founders Lynne Rothwell, Val Lepedat & Denise Dunn recognised that many people struggle to share their concerns and worries. So they launched a free service to help patients and families cope better – emotionally and physically.

Aurora was initially a charity within the NHS. It evolved to become a standalone charity with Centres in Bassetlaw, Doncaster and Mexborough. From these locations, the charity supports the wider local community and people with long term health conditions.

Aurora services have continued to grow. We offer a range of support including emotional support and counselling, advice on skin care and hair loss, and sometimes just a listening ear.

Our wellbeing practitioners and experienced therapists help people to manage their feelings with services to boost self-esteem and confidence in a safe and relaxing environment.

Would you like to get involved and support a local charity?

There are many ways you can help support local people affected by cancer. From volunteering to fundraising, we welcome you to get involved.