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Are you supporting someone going though cancer?

You might hear the term ‘carer’ and think that’s not you, but if you are supporting someone with cancer there is information and support that is available for you.

On Friday June 16th as part of Carers Week we’re holding an event at the Macmillan Horizon Centre where people can find out more about the different types of support available for people caring and supporting someone with cancer.

At The Macmillan Horizon Centre, 2 Bristol Gate, Brighton, BN2 5BD (across the road from the Sussex Cancer Centre at the Royal Sussex Hospital in Kemptown, Brighton)

From 10:30 – 13:00 there will be:-

  • opportunities to meet others who are supporting a loved one
  • information about support the Horizon Centre offers
  • a chance to be pampered (ear acupuncture, facials, seated acupressure massage and make-up make over by Boots Nr.7 advisors to get the summer glow)
  • information stands from support organisations across Sussex
  • Refreshments available

From 13:30 – 15:00 there will be:-

A Focus Group session – an opportunity for to people caring for someone with cancer and also carers with a cancer diagnosis, to discuss information and support available and explore any additional needs not being met.

If you are not able to attend the focus group but would like to have a say about the needs of carers please do let us know and we would be happy to arrange to come along to your group or organisation to run a focus group session.

To reserve a place: please e-mail horizoncentre@macmillan.org.uk or phone 01273 468770 or visit us at The Macmillan Horizon Centre, 2 Bristol Gate, Brighton, BN2 5BD (across the road from the Sussex Cancer Centre at the Royal Sussex Hospital in Kemptown, Brighton)

You can find out more information about the Macmillan Horizon Centre at www.macmillan.org.uk/horizoncentre and details about carers week at  www.carersweek.org

With Kind regards, Jane.
Jane Viner
Macmillan Engagement Coordinator – South East
Email: jviner@macmillan.org.uk
Telephone: 07790 015 448

News from Jane Viner of Macmillan

 

 

Nordic Healthwalkers Course

Limited spaces left …

 Nordic Walking for Health, would like to offer you the opportunity to take up Nordic walking for the benefit of your health and well-being on a tailor-made course for people living with cancer.

The Course:-
A beginner course consists of four sessions, each one and a half hours long. Both the course and the specialist poles are provided free of charge to self-help/support group members living with cancer.

Session 1 – 10.30am to 12midday (Bank Holiday) Monday 29 May
Session 2 – 11am to 12.30pm Wednesday 31 May
Session 3 – 11am to 12.30pm Friday 2 June
Session 4 – 11am to 12.30pm Friday 23 June.

The Course will take place in Stanmer Park, Brighton.
This is an ideal location for Nordic walking. It is easy to get to by car, on local bus routes and near a railway station. Refreshments can be purchased in Stanmer village and toilets are available.

Once the beginner course is complete there will be the opportunity for a group to be formed, so that you can meet together on a regular basis for Nordic walks in the supportive company of like-minded people who have been through similar experiences.

How to register interest?
Limited places are now available for people living with cancer.

It is important that you are ready to take up this activity before starting a course. Once you have registered interest, you will be asked to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire and, if necessary, to consult the appropriate healthcare professional for their approval before being offered a place.

To register interest and find out more:
Please contact email peter@nordicwalkingforhealth.co.uk on the subject of Nordic Healthwalking Cancer Support Group.

CARERS WEEK
Carers Week is taking place from Monday 12th June and Macmillan is taking the opportunity to raise awareness of the support and information that is available to carers.

As part of this we are keen to share the experience of carers to help others who may not be aware of support available or indeed identify as carers themselves. If you are caring for somebody affected by cancer and interested in sharing your experience to help raise awareness, we would love to hear from you.

If you are interested, please do contact Charlotte Littlejones, Senior Communications Lead for the South East on clittlejones@macmillan.org.uk
Mobile: 07801 307031.

With kind regards

Jane

Jane Viner
Macmillan Engagement Coordinator – South East
Email: jviner@macmillan.org.uk 
Telephone: 07790 015 448

Administrator for South East Service Development Team
Email: south&eastadmin@macmillan.org.uk
Telephone: 01904 756 463
Address: Macmillan Cancer Support, 3 Fawcett Street, York, YO10 4AH

News from Sue Brown of Albion in the Community

Dear Friends – Do not miss this opportunity to attend a FREE event this Fringe Festival courtesy of Albion in the Community’s Speak Up Against Cancer project!

The Eulogy of Toby Peach is an inspiring, 1 hour show and by offering a real insight into what he went through Toby demonstrates that although cancer is something that nobody wants, it is possible to come through treatment with positivity and the desire to help others.  It is so important that people are encouraged to talk about cancer and their experiences, to help others overcome their fear.

Please share details of this fabulous show with friends, family, colleagues and clients and snap up your tickets now!  The show is suitable for all ages from 12 up and is a great start to your Fringe experience! 

Please click on the link for full details:

http://www.albioninthecommunity.org.uk/free-five-star-show-coming-brighton-fringe-teaming-albion-community/

To book a free ticket to The Eulogy of Toby Peach, visit: www.brightonfringe.org

Sue Brown
Cancer Prevention Coordinator
Albion in the Community

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