Local Community Spotlight
Ashtead Cancer Group
An open group who meet to talk and share cancer patients experiences. They welcome other cancer patients, their carers and friends.
Founded by Colette in 2014 who was diagnosed with Cancer herself in 2011, she grew the energy and detrermination to start the support group. Most established organisations accross the country involve raising money for Cancer research, and most are too busy to provide emotional support and day-to-day care for Cancer patients.
How they can help:
If you have a diagnosis, or a close to someone with cancer, their drop-in meetings can offer friendly encouragement, factual information, and put you in touch with other local cancer and carer patients and organizations.
Where do they meet:
They meet once a month at a local venue (usually on the last Thursday of the month, please check their events page on website); but you can also get in touch by phone or email if you can't make the meetings.
Anything you choose to share at the meetings is treated in strict confidence.
What to expect?
You may feel understandably nervous about coming to a drop-in meeting for the first time. You can always bring a friend or relative, or call and chat to one of the volunteers before you come. The drop-in meetings are informal and friendly, and provide a confidential space for you to discuss anything that's on your mind. It is the best place to talk about your feelings and share your story with others who are going through similar journeys.
Is it free?
Yes, there are no membership fee. This is a safe place where everyone understands what you are experiencing.
For more information visit their website below
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