We are all women who have gone through the shocking experience of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
We meet once a month to provide mutual support and friendship to women who are newly diagnosed, are undergoing treatment or have recovered from breast cancer. We find that although we have all had the same diagnosis of breast cancer there are many different manifestations of this disease and the treatments and our experiences are unique for each and every one of us. This means we are never short of something to talk about. Some of us are very newly diagnosed, others have been living cancer free for many years; so there is a great breadth of experience within the group.
We are very happy to have any female friends, relatives or partners come along with you. People often bring someone along for their first meeting, then once they find what a friendly and supportive group we are they feel confident to come along on their own. We also offer a telephone contact service during social hours. We have recently started a Whatsapp group for anyone who wants to keep in touch during the Coronavirus pandemic isolation period.
Every year we enter a Breast Friends team in the Aylesbury Relay for Life raising funds for Cancer Research UK. This is always a fun, family occasion and is on the last weekend of July. We also have some fundraising events, such as sales and quizzes, during the year to contribute to Relay. For more information look at their website: http://www.relayforlifeaylesbury.org/ or contact our Team Captain Lisa Slater (firstname.lastname@example.org )
The Breast Friends group is currently organised by four of us in the admin team: Clarisse, Jane, Karma and Yvonne but we are always looking for more help so please let us know if you have any skills to offer, contact us at email@example.com.