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.

After much discussion (and plenty of fundraising) the first Aurora centre was opened, operating from a small room in the Chatsfield Suite at Doncaster Royal Infirmary (DRI).

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

Initially a charity within the NHS, Aurora has evolved to become a standalone charity with centres in Bassetlaw (The Old Library Building in Worksop), Doncaster (DRI) and Mexborough (Montague Hospital) supporting the wider local community and people with long term health conditions.

Aurora services have continued to grow, offering 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.