To find out how the group was started, please read Angie’s Story.
Most People will say ‘’I’m Not one for groups’’ and this can be no more understanding than of someone who is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, but we are a group that through help and support celebrate the life that we have, not sit around in group therapy sessions, so come and see??
‘’It is a proven scientific fact that joining a support group can give a 25% increase to longevity in a cancer patient’’ Quote from medical journal.
A group that is so full of LIFE. We have gained a lot of respect from our community. We work hard to raise funds our selves and also welcome all our donators and sponsors to come to our meetings and meet our members and see how their donations are helping us to fulfil our aims as a support group in our community.
We welcome anyone to become a member of our group (breast cancer patients or not). The reason for this is because family and friends help so much in our battle against our illness and help us get on the road to recovery, so to include them seems just so right.
Our aims are to provide a comfortable environment, without prejudice of race, gender or religion, for all our members. It is a group based on how each member wants to gain or find there own self-help and support with a lot of encouragement from the committee and other members. They can just come along and have a chat and something to eat and a cuppa, or get more involved, however they wish.
Each month we try to offer what our members would like, we have demonstrations, talks, quiz nights or just being together as a group. We have an information table with all sorts of interesting topics; books to lend, fact sheets to take home news on current health issues etc... and lots more reading that may help some of our members. Our members are taken out on a day trip once a year and given a great time and also given a great Christmas meal, we have had computer and camera courses, and all this is funded by our group and at no cost to our members.
The help we offer also comes in many other different ways, some of them are helping with travel costs, wig prescriptions and quality of life needs etc. All this is done confidentially. We have trained outreach workers at our meetings, should anyone wish to have a private chat about their condition, all giving their time voluntarily.
Although we are based in Brigg, we as a support group do extend our services from the Humber south bank in the north Down the Trent to the West picking up the Isle of Axholme and in line with Goxhill down to Walesby in the East.
We have representatives from the group who have attended workshops and other different kinds of breast cancer seminars and events to gain more knowledge to help our group. Past Chairs and Vice-Chairs have attended the Westminster Fly In with Breakthrough Cancer to lobby our M.P’s on various issues relating to breast cancer and have had consultations with them as a follow up from this.
We have become a registered charity and now have our own logo; which can be found on our pin badges, which are available at the suggested price of £1.
Our logo is at the top of this page, and how our logo came about was by a few variations designed by Gill Stubbins, being shown to all our members, who then chose by voting for the one they liked the most. Our motto is “Offering Care and Support in the Heart of its Community”.
We are so proud of all these achievements but most of all, what our entire group is becoming, a very much-needed group in our community and district.
We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month (except Dec, members Xmas meal)
Please check our Meetings page as once or twice a year we may choose to have our meeting at an alternative local venue.
For more information about our group please CLICK HERE.