April 2014

Rita, Denise’s Co coordinator and volunteer contact for the PBCSG leaflet and website, has sadly had to resign due to caring commitments. We would like to give a big thank you to Rita for all she has done for the group over the years. Helen and Pat agreed to step in and replace Rita’s name on the leaflet. Helen will deal with the website and will filter emails and answer/pass on those messages that need a response to Denise or Gill.

Printing of the revised PBCSG leaflet - which goes into the Breast Care Unit’s new patient pack – has been donated by the printers Carole works for. The design, formatting and setting up the leaflet has been provided by Susan from Blue Monkey.  We are very fortunate to have the goodwill of these local businesses and are grateful for both their help and support.

Margaret gave us a demonstration on how to make a buttonhole with silk flowers and then provided us with the necessary materials to make one ourselves.

Val is selling tickets for the Strawberry Tea event in her garden. This will take place on the longest day, 21st of June and tickets are £5.00 each. Val will be providing strawberries and cream, scones and strawberry jam plus a cup of tea.

Denise reminded us that our main fundraising efforts for this year will go towards the X-ray Departments Linac Gating appeal for chest and lung cancer’s, at present patients have to travel out of the area for treatment.

Denise announced the development of the ‘Lets Get Moving’ courses that are now based around the city - a free 10-week programme with 2 physical activity sessions a week run by trained instructors.

Jane Mulhearn who runs the Bourne Breast Cancer Support Group is organising a charity ball for the breast and oncology units at Peterborough hospital on 28th June here at the Holiday Inn. She is hopeful some of us will support her in this.

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