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near Retford, Bassetlaw
North Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom

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The Aurora Wellbeing Centre, based in the Worksop’s Old Library complex, supports people with a cancer diagnosis within Bassetlaw as well as offering a very wide range of other services.

After a 2 year break we are back for our 4th Worksop Fashion show which will take place at North Notts Arena on TUESDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 7PM. Please come along and support this event which is raising funds to provide a package of free therapy treatments to both men and women to help boost self esteem and self confidence whilst undergoing and recovering from cancer related treatments - these can be anything from a manicure, back massage or an holistic therapy treatment.

The format of the show will be our fashion show coordinators Complete Clothing who will provide High Street and Boutique clothing at discounted prices, we hope to have models who are cancer survivors strutting their stuff on the catwalk and hair and make-up are courtesy of North Notts College students. If  you would like to be a model at the show please get in touch! You can reserve a round table of 8 or 10 to share with friends whilst taking advantage of the licensed bar on offer or just come as individuals, there will be plenty of room for everyone. As in previous years, we will have a selection of local craft stalls for guest to browse, before, during and after the show with lots of opportunity to spend and purchase that unique Christmas gift.

Tickets are on sale now at Aurora@Dukeries Tearooms and if anyone is interested in having a stall or being a model then please contact Dawn on

Katherine of Aragon was born in 1485 into one of the most powerful and warlike families in Europe. She was the youngest of five children and many of her family died young and madness would show itself too. Katherine arrived in England to marry Arthur, Prince of Wales but within months of the marriage he was dead and she was abandoned for 6 years with little money and no real home.

When Henry VIII came to the throne in 1509 he  married his brother’s widow and so Katherine became Queen of England. Follow Katherine’s amazing story told in dramatic fashion by Lesley Smith, TV personality and curator of Tutbury Castle who will take you on a journey through her 20 year marriage and the treachery and infighting that was commonplace in Tudor Times. If you have been lucky enough to see Lesley in her other persona’s as Elizabeth I or Mary Queen of Scots to name a few, you will not be disappointed!

The Priory Church in Worksop is hosting this event on Friday 22nd October at 7pm. Tickets cost £10 and are available from Dukeries@Aurora Tearooms or by contacting Dawn Short on

This event is not suitable for under 16s.




From 7th October, 2020 The Auroroa Centre is relocating while the long-awaited refurbishment of their building takes place. For much more and contacts for Aurora’s ongoing services, click here...
















Aurora Centre is your local cancer charity
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Aurora Centre also has access to a Retford-based personal exercise facility - read more here...

The Aurora Centre’s press release regarding ongoing services during Covid-19 here... and on-site activities here...

The Centre’s charity shop is now open for business Monday to Friday 10:00 until 14:00 with all social distancing measures in place for a safe shopping experience. Lot’s of bargains to be had!


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What’s on at the Aurora Centre through Spring 2020? Click on this link to discover just how much the Centre does in ‘normal’ times.








For much more about the centre, click this link to go to their own website.