Our Story

As a direct response to the growing specific needs of people living within the local community, Rays of Hope was established in August 2015 as a community outreach project run by East Gate church in Elderslie, Renfrewshire.

Aimed at anyone with a cancer diagnosis, we offer a safe confidential environment where people can openly discuss their cancer experience with others sharing a similar journey. We provide a variety of services geared at improving the quality of life. These include exercise sessions, a walking group, social activities, craft and art classes, cookery demonstrations, a community choir, holistic therapy, counselling.

We are based at The Rainbow Centre, 27 Byres Road, Elderslie on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Whether dropping in for a cuppa and a chat or to participate in one of our many activities, details of which are listed in our WHAT’S ON, you would be most welcome.

If you have recently been diagnosed, are going through treatment, recovered lately or many years ago, or, perhaps, cared for a loved one through their cancer journey and feel the need for support, come along and join us.

If you would like any more information, please call us on 07305 747323.

Transforming Lives and Instilling Hope in the Community

If you would like further information, please contact us today!


It’s given me back my confidence, it’s given me back my life, in fact it’s given me confidence I never had before


I don’t know how I’d got through the past few months without ROH. They have been there for me 24/7, the support has been amazing


I’m just buzzing lol! ROH has been so supportive during my cancer the group is there to help one another and that’s what we do


Wish I’d come here sooner, such a friendly enthusiastic inspiring group and I’ve made new friends already


It’s not just about the exercise, when we have been here we feel really good inside

Margaret & Stewart

A friendly, relaxing place to go, where you meet wonderful volunteers and people who have been touched by cancer – sharing their stories and experiences. There is always something going on for members


Visited twice now and was given a very warm welcome, lovely relaxing place and lots on offer. Need any advice or just a cuppa and a chat this is the place to go, would highly recommend


Visited for the first time yesterday and I thought it was an amazing place, very friendly and relaxed with lots to offer xx