Our News

8th December 2018

Christmas Craft Fayre

Come and join us for some Christmas festivities on Saturday 8 December to help raise money for our Retune breaks. The event is at Chudleigh Town […]
17th November 2018

Time to Reconnect

We welcome today participants at Crownhill Fort gate for our first one day event. Further support as a follow on from Time to Retune break. Time […]
25th October 2018

Fashion and Beauty evening

October is is Breast Cancer awareness month and John Lewis in Exeter will be running an exclusive Fashion and Beauty session for those that have been affected […]

About our Charity

Our Beliefs

Taking time out to reflect on the impact of having had a cancer diagnosis can help restore a sense of oneself beyond the illness – sometimes in a different way with fresh priorities and new perspectives. Spending time with other people who have undergone a similar experience, can contribute to the well-being of cancer sufferers and be a beneficial experience to family members and carers.

Our Aims

To provide, free of charge, residential breaks facilitated by appropriately trained therapists in a safe and peaceful environment..

Our Objectives

To offer an opportunity for participants to express emotions and explore issues arising from being diagnosed with cancer and to offer support to both patients and their carers as they experience anxiety and uncertainty.

Our volunteers


We have a great dedicated team of volunteers. Why not join us to help provide this much-needed service.

Julie Jeffs
Jo McConville
Scrambled Legs
Dee Cooper


  • “A genuine, giving and supporting team.  Very grateful.”
  • “All three of the facilitators were excellent.  I felt completely ‘held’ and safe all the time.  They managed everything with such professionalism, feeling and sensitivity and it was like a well oiled procedure, it felt very reassuring.  They cared for our every need with such compassion.  They were quite amazing and made the break so enjoyable.”
  • “Amazing people, so supportive, kind, genuine, non-judgemental.  All three facilitators were so easy to talk to and listened and often allowed me to be vulnerable which soon made me stronger.  Emotionally since I have been home, I have become so much more positive and stronger, happier and take each day as a blessing.  These three lovely people were part of allowing myself to do this.  My new quote ‘out of darkness I will find sunshine’.  Thank you all at Cancer Lifeline and facilitators and the amazing people I met for giving me sunshine again.”
  • “How does one begin to thank you all at CLSW for the truly exceptional experience you enabled us all to have. Everything about it was so extraordinarily special that I know none of us will ever forget it.  Why can’t life always be like this?”