Dateline - This website was last amended 20 August 2020

Wherever your cancer is and wherever you are on your cancer journey, you will be welcome at our Group. We are unique amongst Support Groups in that we meet every Friday so come along and find out more about us. We do not offer medical advice, we do, however, offer a safe, comfortable environment where everyone understands the disease and our aim is to support and help you through difficult times. We CAN help you and improve your quality of life. We provide a wide range of activities in keeping with the mobility of our members who themselves have a vote on just what we get up to through the year.

We are a local Group, totally independent of any other cancer charity or the NHS, we are non-political and non-religious. The mainstay of our Group is the Friday meeting and this has always been well supported which demonstrates how successful the Group is in providing just what the members want. Our membership is now approaching 50 with attendance at the Friday meeting usually between 20 and 25 so you will always find someone to chat to. Twice a year, we throw open the doors and invite Members and the general public to the Spring and Autumn Fayres.

                                                           

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We are based in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, but we extend a warm welcome to anyone in the surrounding villages and our neighbouring towns of Dunstable, Luton, Milton Keynes, Bletchley and Aylesbury.

 

          In fact it doesn't matter where you live, a warm welcome awaits you.

 

As a Group we try to support each other through the sad times and share our good times. This is done with lots of coffee and biscuits and a very inclusive, warm atmosphere at our Friday meetings. As you page through this web-site, you will see many photographs of people enjoying themselves at one of the events or activities put on to enhance the quality of life of our Group members.

Many of the photographs include friends and supporters of the group and we would like to point out that not everyone pictured has had a cancer diagnosis. Indeed the only criteria to being accepted as a member of the Group is to be over the age of eighteen and to have had a cancer diagnosis.

Our regular Friday morning meetings are supplemented by trips to outside activities.

If you wish to see details of the year's programme please click on the "Forthcoming Events" tab on the navigation panel above. In a normal year the programme would include a selection of mini-treats for members and these have all been suggested by our members themselves. There is a major event for the summer which in recent years has been a narrow boat cruise on the River Ouse and included lunch. Every winter the Group is treated to a Christmas Lunch at a local venue. In this year of the Corona Virus, the only event left on the calendar is the Christmas Lunch and hopefully that will go ahead and escape local lockdowns and everything else the virus throws at us.

The following picture (on the left), was taken when our members were enjoying each other's company at a lunch at a local hostelry. The picture on the right was taken when a few members were enjoying themselves at ten pin bowling. John is pictured making sure we were all paying attention as he attempted a strike. One of many attempts, I have to say. Ten out of ten for style though.

       

                                                       

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Twice a year we run major events. In the summer of 2019 we had a traditional afternoon tea aboard a narrow boat on the River Ouse starting at Bedford. The coach trip from Leighton Buzzard added to the occasion. As you can see, it was a very relaxed day out with everyone avoiding the camera. Additionally, every winter the Group is treated to a Christmas dinner at a local venue which, as was the case last year, everyone enjoyed immensely.  The empty plates are a testament to the quality of the menu and the overall success of the day

 

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So, make Friday a good day by dropping in to see us at the Salvation Army Hall - 10.30 to 12.30. You will be most welcome.

Ifyou would like to know more, then talk to:

Liz Kicul on 01525 851392, Julie White on 01525 756890,

Mary Edwards on 01525 377761 or John Dickin on 07905553929

   

We fund raise - which can be quite a laugh through coffee mornings and can collections.

 

 We have a Chemo Warrior Quiz Team (a definite laugh) 

 

We stuff, at times, with pub lunches.          

 
 

We listen to some good speakers on subjects as varied as music and bee keeping

We have some amazing days out