Whilst the Old Library Building in Worksop remains temporarily closed due to coronavirus, Aurora continues to offer telephone-based support and services to people and their families affected by cancer or long term health conditions.Every day their advisors speak to people who are living with cancer, newly diagnosed or struggling to move forward with life after treatment, and for many, they face additional difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak. Right now, it is
Aurora’s priority to stay in touch with clients, volunteers and many friends of the charity. They are continuing to offer support and a friendly listening ear to anyone who may be struggling with feelings of anxiety, loneliness or depression and encourage you to chat about your concerns and contact them via telephone – Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 4.00pm, 01909 470985.
Aurora is continuing to offer a range of support services whilst the centre remains closed, and they continue to share information and advice and arrange counselling and bereavement support. Their support groups have moved online, along with Aurora courses and exercise classes. Anyone interested is encouraged to get in touch or to subscribe to their newsletter to keep up to date. Visit www.aurorawellbeing.org.uk/worksop and click on the link.
Like many charities, coronavirus has had a significant impact on Aurora’s opportunities to organise events and raise income to support their vital services for people in Bassetlaw. The support they receive in the centre is also greatly missed, including hosting community-based fundraising events, and via the tearoom. They hope to bring these back to you as soon as possible. In the meantime, their charity shop is now open for business from Monday to Friday, 10.00am until 2.00pm, with all social distancing measures in place for a safe shopping experience. There are lots of bargains to be had!
They have plans for their much loved vintage afternoon teas and vintage clothing sales and their annual Fashion Show at North Notts Arena is due to take place in September, so please keep your eye on their social media for updates and information about all possible forthcoming events. Follow them on Twitter @AuroraCentres, and find them on Facebook @AuroraWellbeingCentreBassetlaw.
If you would like to donate to Aurora to support local people in Bassetlaw diagnosed with cancer, please follow the link www.localgiving.org/charity/aurorawellbeingcentres.