Connections – News from the Cancer and Colostomy Group

‘Connections’ has been very quiet for the last few months. We moved our meeting place from the Methodist Church Hall to the Village Hall thinking it might prove a more conducive venue to some people, but there has still been a poor attendance at our monthly meetings. So we have reluctantly decided to stop them. Instead, we will meet up on a more ad hoc casual basis at various member’s homes in the future.

We are still very much around and providing a service to the community. Talking about cancer and about colostomy is not something that everyone likes to do, and we respect that, but on the other hand, some would like to share, and that’s just what we are here for at the end of the phone. We as a group have experienced cancer and the trauma it brings. Some have had it and recovered, had various treatments and operations, and some have cared for loved ones. Some have been bereaved. If we can help, we will.

In this group we have a trained volunteer with the Colostomy Association who is willing to share his experiences. When I was ill myself I didn’t want to speak to strangers about my predicament, but when I did, what I learned was amazing.

It is good to talk. Most of all we can offer friendship, listen to you, advise, share experiences, pass on practical hints and tips that could make a real difference to you. If you would like transport to an appointment we are only a phone call away.

You can also find us on Facebook.

Bev Scott

Bev Scott: 01353860356, 07766958811
Sue Scott: 01353860356
Barbara Hunt: 01353862133

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