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“No one should have to face cancer alone”
who are we and what do we do
The Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust knows how a cancer diagnosis can change everything.
Team Solan was established in 2015 to help improve the quality of life of children and adults who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis or bereavement. We are based in County Durham and provide bespoke help and support for those whose lives have been turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis.
we are here for you
No matter what your cancer journey looks like
We provide bespoke help and support for our Warriors* and their families including; emotional, physical, practical or financial needs.
We have a boutique and furniture store in Spennymoor and also provide counselling services, complimentary therapies, a beauty and wig room service and drop in centre at our Support Hub.
These services help with the stress, worry and any other issues that someone might experience during their cancer journey.
Everyone’s journey is unique, and we try to create a sense of calm and normality at a time when people are also dealing with the obstacles of day-to-day life.
*Warrior is a term often used throughout Team Solan, and refers to the individuals who have been supported by Team Solan following a cancer diagnosis or bereavement.
Therapies are a great way for Warriors to feel more like themselves by reducing treatment side effects, improving wellbeing and being important in recovery.
We have a wide range of wigs in a variety of colours and styles available to our Warriors, and our brand new beauty room will be coming to Team Solan very soon.
A cancer diagnosis can be an extremely confusing and anxious time for everyone, which is why we provide counselling to our Warriors and their families.
A diagnosis can bring many additional costs such as travel to appointments and childcare therefore we provide financial support and signposting.
We now have a Support Hub in Spennymoor in which we hold regular coffee mornings, support groups, information days and a range of Warrior services.
We supported 1000’s of people since Team Solan was founded in 2015.
Over the past 7 years, we have received hundreds of referrals from NHS, MacMillan, GP’s, District Nurses & individuals.
We began in Spennymoor and we’re now in towns and villages in Northumberland, Cumbria & North Yorkshire.
During the global pandemic, we provided over 1000 care packages to hundreds of vulnerable families.
Your Donations make a huge difference
Without your amazing support the Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust cannot continue to help people affected by cancer.
Who We Work With
of people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime
of all UK deaths are caused by cancer
of all UK cancer cases are caused by smoking
of cancer cases are caused by obesity
Prevention is better than cure
- cancer cases are preventable, according to cancer research by up to 38% 38%