What We Say

A Group Member

I have had breast surgery and owe much to the organiser, volunteers, breast care nurses and the group members. They extend such a welcoming, supportive and understanding hand to all potential new and established members.

The group maintains an atmosphere of hope and extends friendliness, and you are left feeling that you are not alone.

Ruth Loft, Group Organiser

I joined the group in 1992, and can honestly say I have found it to be a lifeline, mainly because going to a meeting is like "going home" and being with family. You are among people who understand completely because they are now, or have been in the past, in the same situation.

One in nine women are diagnosed with breast cancer at some time during their lives, and a diagnosis of the disease naturally instills fear.

By putting newly-diagnosed ladies in touch with others who have been through similar treatments for breast cancer, or who are at similar stages in the breast cancer "journey", this fear is greatly reduced, and women face up to their problems in a more positive way. As breast cancer is now being diagnosed earlier, mainly through the Government's splendid breast screening programme which targets the over-50s, more women are affected so the need for the group is greater.

I have met such lovely ladies throughout all these years. Everyone says you really do meet nice people there.