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Jean Spickernell, nicknamed babon

Babons Cancer Support is a charity that exists to come alongside the cancer community of Tonbridge, whether you are the patient, carer, family member, colleague or friend.

BABONS Cancer Support has been created in memory of
Jean Spickernell (called “Babon” by her grand
who lost her
life to cancer in 2022.
Jean was a “pocket rocket” who loved her community
and always looked for ways to help others even when
she needed help herself.

Our Services

How WE can help

Counselling picture at Babons

Our counselling service is delivered by qualified counsellors, or student counsellors in at least their 2nd year of training. We offer a confidential, safe space to talk through the things you’re struggling with. Our counsellors will help you explore your feelings and process what you’re going through or have been through. If you think you would like to see whether counselling is for you, please visit our contact us page to register your interest. From there, we will invite you to an initial assessment session, to ensure you receive the best support for you personally. We offer people impacted by cancer 12 counselling sessions free of charge.

Perhaps you’d find it helpful to meet others
in a similar situation to you? If so, please 
click here to find out what’s happening with our therapeutic Support Groups and Cancer Cafés.
Picture of a support group at Babons
Emotional support picture at Babons Cancer Support

Here at Babons, we recognise that cancer can have a massive impact on so many areas of life. Talking to those closest to you can help, but sometimes having a neutral person outside of the situation can be of great benefit. Many people find that talking to someone helps them deal with the difficult things they’re facing and learn new ways of coping. Emotional Support at Babons takes on various forms. Contact us to find out more about the ways we can help.

Babons Cancer Support understands that when someone is diagnosed with cancer, new things enter your world, and you may have questions about things that you’ve never had to think about before. Whilst talking about those things can help process difficult emotions, our Signposting Service aims to address some of the practical needs that arise. Please contact us or give us a ring to ask us about how you can access support with: - Blue badge Applications - P.I.P Applications - Debt & Benefits Advice - Access to Equipment in the home

Signposting to other support with Babons cancer support
About Us


147, High Street




01732 711634


Travelling by Car
Travelling by Train
Travelling by Bus

We have limited free parking behind the centre plus a pay and display car park, through the archway to the left of the centre front.

The nearest train station is Tonbridge station. This is 0.5 miles from the centre. Buses and taxi's can be accessed here.

The bus stops outside the Rose and Crown Hotel approx 100 yards from the centre (or opposite the Hotel depending on what direction you are coming from).


Past & Upcoming Events

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