The Coffee Morning on 25th May at Rainford Parish Hall will feature a Photography Exhibition by Local Photgrapher and Member of the St Helens Cancer Support Group, Peter Bullivant. The theme of the Exhibition is “Landscapes Near and Far” and it features photographs recently exhibited by Peter at Exhibitions in Skelmersdale, Ormskirk and on the West Lancashire District Council website.
All photos are for sales and all proceeds will go to the St Helens Cancer Support Group. All donations will be very welcome.
The Coffee Morning and Photography Exhibition will be held on Saturday 25th at Rainford Parish Hall from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.
Entrance Fee is 50p which includes Refreshments
Also on sale will be delicious home made cakes and there will be a raffle, bric-a-brac and book stalls
Another date for your diary! We have organised a coffee morning for 25th May, to be held at Rainford Church Hall starting at 10.00am.
Admission 50p includes refreshments. Home made cakes will be on sale, and everyone is welcome.
I had been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma cancer which had spread to my lymph nodes. I was already exhausted and suffering from severe fatigue and the chemotherapy that was discussed had some side effects which involved tiredness and fatigue. After my second chemotherapy treatment I was so tired that I realised that all my hobbies were out of my reach now. No more hill walking, cycling, socialising. What was I to do? Time spread out before me with nothing much to look forward to.
Then, fortunately I was given the details of the St Helens Cancer Support Centre from the Macmillan contact at St Helens Hospital, made an appointment with Jay and called in a few days later.
My wife and I saw Denys and Jay who were both excellent and made us feel really welcome. Jay arranged some counselling for me and my wife, at very short notice, which was very very useful to help us cope with the situation we were in.
I regularly call in at the Centre in Corporation Street for a chat and I’ve met a lot more people who also pop in regularly. There’s always a great atmosphere, and always some good humour flying around.
No doom and gloom here, even though a lot of the people here are in the middle of chemotherapy treatment. And lots of cancer survivors so it’s very encouraging to be with these people who’ve been through it and come through it surviving. It’s been a great way for me to come to terms with my prognosis.
A friendly smile
A listening ear
That helps to take away some of the fear
Emotion so raw
Freinds always with an open door
Some laughter and some tears
A chance to talk and share
Understand and be aware
Be true breast friends who truly care
Written by Len Banana
For The Breast Friends Support Group
When put upon a long road
of apprehension, pain, the unknown
For you, loved ones a heavy load
Step by step
Some forward, some back
Tears and laughter, light and black
Those you trust say go forward don’t look back
We are here to listen to your voice
To take this journey you had no choice
Those final steps
A room, a silent chair
Across a desk those who care
Words that say you have a life
A future, without uncertainty
The St Helens Cancer Support Group is based at 93 Corporation Street, St Helens.
Opening times are Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 until 3:00.
Telephone : 01744 21831
Prostate cancer group meeting, the first Saturday morning each month, 10:00 until Noon.
Denys on 01744 884097
Peter on 01695 632233