At Headstrong: Rita, an old friend and founder member of the group has had to resign and Pam Hills, who is another volunteer, is also leaving. This means there is a need to recruit and train some more helpers. There are volunteers in the pipeline but are waiting to have CRB checks. Gaynor had requested more Peterborough Breast Cancer Support Group leaflets for the Headstrong room which Denise had picked up and Mandy agreed to deliver them.
Denise distributed the Peterborough Breast Cancer Support Group posters for GP Surgeries. Margaret said she had not had any luck with Sainsbury who would not advertise the poster in-store, as we are not a charity, so she was going to try the libraries instead.
Val is looking to present the cheque towards the end of October as this is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Val had contacted Helen, who had given a large donation to the Group this year but as she was not able to attend Margaret and Kanta said they would be happy to go along instead. Denise felt this was an opportunity to publicise the PBCSG and thought it would be good to try to get the Evening Telegraph, Radio Cambridge and other free magazines such as ESP, Cambridgeshire Pride and Nene Valley Living, all of which cover a large area of Peterborough and surrounding villages.
Denise highlighted the Penny Brohn Centre website and encouraged us all to take a look. This Centre takes a holistic approach to Cancer care and provides telephone support as well as residential and day courses on a whole range of living well with Cancer. (www.pennybrohncancercare.org/)
Denise reminded everyone that we still needed to decide what we wanted to do for our January social event.