New member: We welcomed Deirdre to her first meeting. Deirdre had been an active member of Boston Breast Cancer Group and has now moved to Peterborough and had come along to see what we get up to.
Breast Cancer Nurse Specialist: Lisa was available for queries: it was highlighted that there is a need for women over seventy to continue to have regular mammograms. Lisa advised to contact the Breast Unit Screening team on 01733 673068 or 673069.
Community Radio: Denise had been very impressed with Peterborough Community Radio who had been kind enough to promote the group when Val, Denise and Gill visited them and thought this was something we could do regularly.
Group Awareness: We need to use our PBCSG Facebook page to promote ourselves more productively. Gill then handed out info about creating strap lines to the main name Peterborough Breast Cancer Support Group rather than changing it totally, for members to think about.
AOB: Denise had written to Kathy Dickinson, Wellbeing Project Lead for the Robert Horrell Cancer Centre asking if they could promote us when patients have completed their activities at the Centre. The Krocus Club have invited us to their AGM on 17th September - Contact Denise if you are going. Jenny had been contacted by Sue Shaw who runs ‘Casting for Recovery’ and now works with the Country Side Alliance, asking if those who took part last year would like to say something about it. Travelling to the venue would be involved and the event takes place on 9th September. Denise had been contacted by the Hospital Radio Guide asking if we would like to advertise in their publication. Cost £166.
The meeting finished early to give us time to head for the Woodman for a meal and social evening.