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Newsletter No. 10 – June 2019


Where did June go? A mixed month with weather but still managed to get outside a lot and swimming in the sea early every morning. There is a lot of evidence that as humans we respond well to a regular sleep routine. My alarm goes at 6am and I am in the sea by 6.30am…it has been stunning these last few weeks and I always feel wonderful after my dip! We had a very interesting and informative mini workshop on sleep from the inspirational Ellie Sturrock at our drop in on 3rd June. Over a dozen people came and heard about how we can make small changes to improve our sleep. I hope they have been sleeping well.
We were delighted to have been chosen by Jess at Bowes Brooks Accountants to be their charity of choice for fund raising at the Axe Vale Show. Jess and her team were offering afternoon tea at this local show and provided a welcome pit stop for the hundreds of people attending. Thank-you Jess!
Uplyme Village Fete
Blessed with a relatively dry day we managed to keep the gazebo up despite the wind and enjoyed seeing lots of local people at this family focused fete. We spoke to many people affected by cancer and were able to offer support and advice for information. We look forward to welcoming new people to the drop in sessions.
Jam first v. cream first?
If you love a cream tea add this date to your diary. Bottomless Afternoon tea party – Thursday 29th August 3-5pm – more details to follow…

DIARY DATE – FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBERA special pop up event in aid of Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support – Friday 6th September with the fabulous festival favourite La Vie en Rose at Uplyme Village Hall. Tickets are now on sale at – £25 – which includes a sumptuous Indian banquet courtesy of Khushi Kitchen.  In the meantime pop the date in your diary – it’ll be fantastic!
Recommended Reading
This month we would like to recommend  The Beautiful Cure, Harnessing Your Body’s Natural Defences by Daniel M David. Stephen Fry reviewed this book “reads like the best kind of adventure story. One of those books that makes you look at everything human in a new, challenging and thrilling way”. We hope you enjoy it. A copy is available to borrow free of charge form our library which is at each drop in session .
Supporter of the month

A huge thank you to Bowes Brooks Accountants, who chose us as their charity for fund raising.

“At Bowes Brooks we offer a friendly and personal service. Whether it’s effective tax planning, someone to take the strain of HMRC deadlines or advice Bowes Brooks are your Partners in Accounting.

We can do a lot more than just fill in your tax return – whilst we don’t have a secret agreement with HMRC we are trained to know exactly what you can claim for so can make sure you’re not paying too much tax.

Our promise: Fixed Fees and unlimited phone calls as standard. Initial meeting and advice always free.”
Thank-you to Jess and her team.

A warm welcome to our two new volunteers, Jane and Donna. We are building a team of volunteers to help us in a variety of ways. If you would like to join us, or know anyone who could help us with administration, hosting our drop-in sessions, fundraising etc, please get in touch. We are holding our next volunteer training session on 25th September. Please email for more information on the roles available and an application form.
Dates for your diary

Guided meditation
With Wendy Lowis Bates. Thursdays 11 – 12.30 in Charmouth.
£5.00 per session with fresh mint tea.

Weekly drop-in sessions
Our weekly drop-in sessions will continue – do please pop along for a cuppa and a chat. Sessions are held at the Scott Rowe room, Axminster Hospital and the Football Club, Lyme Regis. The next few sessions are:
Monday 1st July – Lyme Regis, 2-4pm (Mindfulness 3-4pm)
Monday 8th July – Axminster, 2-4pm
Monday 15th July – Lyme Regis, 2-4pm
Monday 22 July – Axminster, 2-4pm
Monday 29 July – Lyme Regis, 2-4pm (Fermented Food Workshop 12-2)
Monday 5 August – Axminster, 2-4pm

Mindfulness sessions – We are delighted to be able to work with Ellie Sturrock who is a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, a trained nurse in mental health. Ellie works in the NHS across west Dorset and will be offering a second introduction to mindfulness at Lyme Regis Medical Practice on Thursday 15th August 10-11.30am. . This is a free session and available to all, please let me know if you would like to come along.

There will be an 8 week mindfulness course starting on Thursday 12th September, if you would like to book a place please register or pick up a leaflet at the drop in session.

Fermented Food Workshop
This is an introduction to how fermented food in our diets can help with keeping the good gut floral balanced, and the benefits of this. This will be on Monday 29th July from 12noon for 2 hours and will include an opportunity to try some fermented food and take some away. We are delighted that Tiffany  will be our guide through this fascinating and interesting topic. There will be more workshops throughout the year.   Details to follow but this is available to all and is free. Numbers are limited so please do let me know if you would like to attend, there are still some places.

Nordic Walking
We are delighted to have arranged with Gillian Butcher from Lyme Bay Nordic Walking to provide fortnightly Nordic Walks in the areas.

To be eligible to join this walk, please register with the charity by contacting Mary  or Mobile 07512279663. Once registered you can book your place on walks on a week to week basis with Gillian  and information about the walks will come out via weekly emails.

There is no charge for this walk but a suggested donation of £2 would be appreciated and each walker will need to pay the £1 pole hire unless they have their own.  We have had offers of help with transport so please advise if you would like a lift and your address/pick up point.

There are funds available to help with the initial lessons if you are new to Nordic Walking. The first one is 31st July 2pm, then 7th August 2pm and then every two weeks:
31st July, 7 August, 21 August
4 September, 18 September
2 October, 16 October, 30 October
13 November, 27 November, 11 December

More dates for your diaries:

  • Volunteer training 25th September 1.30-4pm Heathermoor
  • Living Well With Cancer Thursday 3rd October 9.30-15.00 Lyme Regis (this is a Macmillan event and highly recommended details at drop in or from the website.)
  • Volunteer training 4th December 1-4pm
  • Macmillan Coffee Morning 27th September  Hawkchurch Village Hall 10-12noon

Also – do please put our next fundraisers in your diaries:

  • Bottomless Afternoon tea party – Thursday 29th August 3-5pm
  • Jazz Supper – Friday 6th September 7.30pm Uplyme Village Hall
  • Quiz Night Friday – 15th November 6.30pm Uplyme Scout Hut

We look forward to seeing you at one of our future events or drop-in sessions. Thanks again for your continued support.

Kind Regards

Mary Kahn

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