Earl Spencer, brother of the late Princess Diana, has opened a new cancer support centre in the Northamptonshire town of Kettering. The Spencer Wellbeing Centre will provide a range of services to those affected by cancer, including counselling, mental health support, exercise classes and workshops.
The project has been funded by the Diana Memorial Fund, which was set up in memory of the Princess. It is the first centre of its kind in the area and has been welcomed by local politicians and charities. The Earl said he was “thrilled” to be opening the centre, which he hopes will help to make a difference to people’s lives.
“It is an honour to be able to do something to honour my sister’s memory, and to provide a place of solace and comfort for those affected by cancer,” he said. The centre has been built in partnership with Kettering General Hospital, and will be staffed by a team of specialist nurses, counsellors and therapists.
They will offer a range of treatments, including yoga, massage, reflexology, art therapy and music therapy. The centre will also offer support to those living with cancer, as well as providing information about the disease and advice on how to manage it. The opening of the centre is part of a wider effort to improve cancer care in the area.
The Diana Memorial Fund has also provided funding to the local hospice, and is working to make sure that those affected by cancer have access to the best possible care.