Aurora services set to relocate to enable building work to commence

02 October 2020

Aurora Wellbeing in Worksop has this week relocated a number of vital services in preparation for the start of building works and the transformation of the Old Library Building on Memorial Avenue.

Aurora Wellbeing, a local charity that supports people in Bassetlaw affected by cancer and long term health conditions was in 2019 awarded £1.56M from the National Heritage Lottery Fund (NHLF), boosted to £2M with support from key stakeholders, to transform the Old Library Building where the Aurora charity is based.

Throughout the duration of the building works, Aurora will continue to deliver services to local people to ensure people in Bassetlaw diagnosed with cancer receive vital help and support, and until services can return to the centre in 2021.

The Aurora Charity Shop and Tea Rooms will relocate to the former Dukeries Tea Rooms building on Bridge Street in Worksop in October 2020, for a period of approximately six months and will open daily from Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm.

Aurora beauty therapy services will continue to deliver services from Sparkles Beauty, Kilton Road, Worksop and customers are asked to call 0750 3612084 during this period to book appointments.

Aurora Wellbeing Practitioners will continue to provide health needs assessments and support across the Bassetlaw area (working remotely) to help support people and their families with a cancer diagnosis, and to offer emotional support, counselling and workshops.

Aurora exercise classes, including Yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi, will continue either online via Zoom or at locations across the locality.

Debra Fores, Aurora manager said,

“It’s vital we keep all our services running throughout this period to maintain consistent and ongoing support for local people diagnosed with cancer, during what is an incredibly difficult time for many people. Keeping our charity shop, tea rooms and beauty therapy services operational is essential to the charity, to help Aurora generate much-needed income at what is a very challenging time for the charity sector. From everyone here at Aurora, thank you for your continued support. ”

The Old Library building on Memorial Avenue, Worksop is set to be transformed to its former glory thanks to a Heritage Fund grant to deliver an ambitious plan to regenerate the key historic Grade II listed building. 

The project will create a dedicated heritage area at the centre, including physical displays and an innovative virtual museum to tell the story of the Old Library and Museum throughout the decades. Aurora’s aim is to engage people living with cancer and their families with heritage to support their wellbeing. This includes an innovative new activities programme, giving people an opportunity to connect with the history of Bassetlaw. It is thanks to people who play the Lottery for enabling funding and projects to be delivered.

Aurora provides support for anyone living with a cancer diagnosis or a long-term health condition, including their family members and carers, in the Bassetlaw area. Services include support groups, workshops and counselling, beauty treatments and holistic therapies, and exercise classes. Call 01909 470985 or visit for more information. 


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The Old Library Building,
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Worksop S80 2BP

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Adwick Road
Mexborough S64 0AZ

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Whilst the Aurora Centres are currently closed, our wellbeing practitioners are continuing to offer telephone support for people affected by cancer or long term health conditions.

If you are based in Bassetlaw please call us on

01909 470985


If you are based in Doncaster please call us on

DRI 01302 644662

Mexborough 01709 649122