October 2015

Welcome to two new members 'Lorraine' and 'Nobi'.
Donations: Denise shared a Thank You letter she’d received from Claire & Vanessa, Breast Care Nurse Specialists for the donation of £3,000. £1,000 will be put toward Electronic Tablets & other specialised equipment which will benefit patients being treated at PCH’s Breast Unit. The £2,000 donation, by Buckles Solicitors in Peterborough, will be put towards psychological support & assessments for patients who are BRCA gene carriers, before they undergo risk reducing surgery. Some of our members posed along with Nurses  & Stephen Duffy for a picture handing over the cheque, this should appear in the next edition of PCH’s in-house Pulse Magazine!

FlyFishing: We shared the excitement of four of our members, Rosemary, Jayshree, Jenny & Val, who had recently returned from their Fly Fishing weekend in Scotland, ‘Casting for Recovery’. It sounded wonderfully peaceful, restful & ideal for helping with anxiety and recovery.

Speaker: Denise shared an apology from Caroline Lansell, who was unable to attend for personal reasons and welcomed Kristin, Occupational Therapist & Guest Speaker, who stepped in to cover Caroline at short notice. The topic was Anxiety & Depression, following diagnosis & treatment of Breast Cancer.

IMPORTANT: There is a Stakeholders meeting at The Cresset on Tuesday 20th October, 9.30am-3.30pm. All food and drinks will be provided for free. Parking is also free.  
Please will as many people as possible be they cancer patients, carers, relatives or staff CONTRIBUTE to the ONLY opportunity you will get to have your say or express the kind of Cancer Centre YOU want for Peterborough.

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