C-Side was delighted to be invited to attend the 28th November meeting of the Rotary Club of Seaford Martello. Ernie Milner & Denise Savage described the work we do, the way we do it and the results we hope to achieve. At the end of the discussion the club President Jackie Arkwell presented C-Side with a cheque for £150 for the purchase of design software to assist C-Side’s publicity and information programme. Denise & Ernie would like to thank Jackie, the Club secretary Dave Winsor and indeed all the members present for their warm welcome and kind attentiveness.
Shown above is the menu for our celebratory dinner on the 6th September. If you are a C-Side member you and your partner are warmly invited to come along to an exceptional evening of food, drink and conversation. If you have not already done so, please select from the Starters, Mains and Desserts lists and email C-Side showing, against your name(s), the three numbers of the items of your choice. Thanks to a grant from Macmillan and the generosity of a benefactor this is free to C-Side members and their partners, you are only required to pay for drinks.
The Waterfront Brasserie (otherwise, the Brasserie Fish & Grill) is located on the Boardwalk facing the marina. As an aid to navigation, the large picture below shows the entrance and the two pictures beneath shows the views on either side of it.
There is, I understand, free parking for 4 hours in the Marina’s multi-storey car-park. The Marina is quite well served with public transport, the No. 7 has a regular service, you could check for other buses and detailed time-tables by checking out to the Brighton Bus Company’s Journey Planner.
This the timetable for the first 2016 session:-
Building on the success of the Moving On Living Well event in July last year, plans are afoot to repeat the exercise. Remember that there are 300 new bowel & anal cancer patients who start their treatment each year, it’s important that all patients be able to benefit from what has proven to be a rich and varied source of information and advice. Feedback from last year’s attendees lead us to believe that for many the whole day event was a little on the long side and also that travel distance was, for some, an issue. So rather than have a single all-day event it has been decided to host shorter, more intimate events, repeated at the following three locations and times:-
a) 21st April at the Audrey Emerton Building, from 9.00 to 12.00
b) 10th May at the Euan Keat Education Centre, Princess Royal Hospital, from 9.00 to 12.30
c) 5th July at the new Macmillan Horizon Centre from 1.30 to 4.30 in the afternoon.
This will give delegates greater choices on location and the time of day they would like to attend. We shall be covering the same major topics as last year and are very fortunate that the same speakers, or their close colleagues, have agreed to present their subjects.
Another feature of last year’s event that met with widespread approval was the availability of C-Side patients and carers who provided the sort of help and advice that could only come from those who “have been there”. We are again calling for volunteers from C-Side to step forward to take on these vital ambassadorial roles. Since one of the venues will be the brand-new Macmillan Horizon Centre volunteers will need to be registered with them, we are currently looking at how this will be expedited.
So, please send an email if you would like to volunteer and help make Moving On Living Well – 2016 a great success.
p.s. For those who didn’t attend the event last year, there are some photos on our website; just click here
Join Team Macmillan at Brighton Half Marathon
On Sunday 17th April 450 Team Macmillan runners are running the 26.2 miles of the Brighton Half Marathon to raise over £200K to help us support people affected by cancer. Your role in our team will be to come along rain or shine and cheer them to success and ensure that Macmillan Cancer Support has the biggest impact and best presence at the event along Brighton’s stunning seafront.
What activities could I be involved in?
· Motivating our brilliant Macmillan runners, at our branded cheering points along the route with other Team Macmillan volunteers. Ensuring our runners know they know how much we appreciate them and that they get the best possible experience. Inspiring our runners and the general public to raise as much money as possible to help us support people affected by cancer.
· Sharing the experience with your networks on social media with photos and updates on runners’ progress on Twitter and Facebook and increasing their impact outside the race.
· Welcoming runners at various cheer points and at the cheer village.
· Photographing runners, crowds and our team to capture the atmosphere of the day and inspiring others to help Macmillan maximise the money we raise to support people affected by cancer.
· Representing Macmillan, whether in the Event Village or on the course, you are the face of our charity on the day and raising awareness of our work by your presence. You will receive a t-shirt and one of our pocket guides to signpost anyone who approaches you who needs our support.
What skills do I need?
· Enthusiasm and Passion for the work of Macmillan Cancer Support
· Reliability: Be with us whatever the weather on the day!
· Flexibility: We need help with a variety of roles and will ask you to take the role and location where you will make the biggest impact on the event.
Are there any other benefits?
· Support from your local Team on the day and communications and a brief in advance.
· You’ll meet and work with amazing new people and have an amazing experience.
· The satisfaction of making a real difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.
· Reasonable out-of-pocket expenses and Macmillan branded clothing to wear.
What’s the next step to get involved?
By volunteering at Brighton Marathon, you’ll be doing something amazing for the 2.5m people in the UK who are affected by cancer. To get involved all you need to do is call James Bacharew on 07540 671511 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Message sent by:-
Macmillan Involvement Coordinator – Sussex and East & West Kent
Telephone: 07790 015 448
Administrator for South East Service Development Team
Telephone: 01904 756 463
Address: Macmillan Cancer Support, 3 Fawcett Street, York, YO10 4AH
The BBC has an excellent weekly broadcast called “Inside Health” in which Dr. Mark Porter discusses a wide variety of health related issues, many of which contain information on how patients can look after themselves better. The episode of 12th January 2016 will be of special interest to cancer patients who are undergoing or have recently completed treatment, since it links better outcomes with physical activity. To listen to a short, edited, clip from this episode just operate the controls below:-
If you would like to listen to the entire episode, which includes the general benefits of healthy exercise, or indeed any other episodes in the series click on this link:-
NHS Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (B&H CCG) are responsible for commissioning health services for people in our city and we are working with Macmillan to learn more about cancer care after treatment.
How are we doing this?
a) Face to Face – Our Peer Researchers, who are made up of local people who have been affected by cancer themselves, will be holding conversations with people who have had cancer/ live with cancer, and received care locally in the last 5 years. Conversations will take about an hour and can be held at place local to you e.g. your local coffee shop, library, support group.
b) On Line – If you are directly affected or know someone who is affected by cancer, please fill out the survey by following this link to SurveyMonkey
c) By Post – Ask Jo to send you a paper copy of the above survey and a free post envelope Email: Jo.Rochester@nhs.net Tel: 01273 574646
What will happen with the information that I give?
All information from you will remain anonymous and your name will not be included in the report.
The information we gather will be analysed by B&H CCG to produce a report, and we will follow up with the findings at a workshop on next steps in Late January or early February 2015.
NHS B&H CCG, Level 4, Trafalgar Place, Brighton, BN1 4FU
or call: 01273 574646
This is a message from Jane Viner, Macmillan Involvement Coordinator (Kent, Surrey and Sussex)
Albion in the Community Health Co-ordinator – Sue Brown has been in contact with me to ask if you may be able to help.
Sue is working with local NHS commissioners to design a Cancer Information Booklet for residents in Brighton and Hove to encourage people to look after themselves, be aware to take up cancer screening.
If you or a member of your group are interested in taking part please contact: