We had a good turn out to plan the Strawberry Tea event on 21st June, which is being hosted by Val. In case of bad weather Val has organised a Marquee and there will also be a tom bola stall (donations to this welcome) and space for plant sales.
Val also reported on the Perkins Engine Health Fayre event on the 30th July ‘One Life – Live It’. Members willing to spend 1 – 2 hours talking to people about the group, answer people’s questions, advise on where and how to get further information and to give out Headstrong and Breast Aware leaflets, are needed. Denise will collect the names of those willing to take part at the PBCSG July meeting.
Helen has been dealing with emails that have arrived through our Face book page and was contacted by Yaxley Medical Practice for some of our leaflets. These can be obtained through the Breast Cancer Clinic or Carole. A discussion on whether we should be putting these in all GP Surgeries resulted.
Denise informed the group of the hospitals trust Cancer Service Users Group, which is reforming and is open to all cancer patients. Its purpose is to provide some insight into what is wanted by service users. Val, Margaret, June and Gill agreed to attend and find out more about it.
A session on financial help was suggested which could be crucial when going through cancer treatment and care. Most members felt the process of how and what can be applied for is mainly a mystery. So a session on this might, it was thought, be useful and maybe the CAB could provide an information session.