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Newsletter No.40 – December 2021

This morning I was greeted by this amazing sunrise to swim towards, it was glorious and so very quiet in Lyme. Yesterday was Winter Solstice and the beach was really busy with a yoga class, runners and more than 20 people swimming, it was grey and damp. So today the first day of our days getting lighter, of the earth beginning to show signs of new growth I felt really blessed to be all on my own on the beach! I have my seeds ready to plant and will again plant with the moon which did appear to make a positive difference this year. We will be pulling our own leeks and cutting our kale on Christmas Day and enjoying produce frozen throughout the year from raspberries, to peas and of course pickles! The biggest jar of pickled onions will be devoured .Thank you to everyone who has been part of ALCS this year to support local people.  May I wish you all a very happy Christmas and hoping that 2022 is a good one.

We have made the decision this week to have January on Zoom. We are hoping the Men’s Pie & Pint can become walk & a pint outside on the 18th. We are advising all clients and volunteers to take a LFT on a Monday prior to arriving along with masks/social distancing if you prefer and the windows open for circulation. This is subject to government changes and any rules put in place. LFT can be ordered from



In this edition –

  • Thank you/November Events
  • Charity Skydiving Event
  • Meet the Therapist
  • Creative Writing
  • Online Shop
  • Recommended Podcast
  • Poem
  • Ways to support and connect with ALCS
  • Dates for your diary & future events
  • WhatsApp
  • Beach Hut

Thank you – Millers Farm Shop Christmas Shopping Event.

Thank you to those who supported our stall at Miller’s Farm Shop. We raised £231.12 selling amazing fudge, calendars and Christmas cards.

Kelsey, Bruce, Maggie and Mary enjoyed seeing many of you and the support from the community was wonderful.

A special thank you to Alex for his wonderful fudge which is becoming a regular at fundraising events.


Thank you – Ali at Busy Bee hosting the Wreath Making Workshop

Thank you Ali and all our clients and volunteers who participated on the zoom on the 6th December along with those who completed at home in their own time. Also thanks to those making up the boxes and delivering them we could not have done it with out you. Everyone really enjoyed it. We look forward to the Spring workshop in 2022.


14th May 2022 – 8.00am – Charity Skydive… 

Have you or a family member ever had the urge to jump out of a plane? You could raise money for our charity at the same time. We have planned a Charity Skydive on 14th May 2022 and would love some people to sign up and take the plunge!

More people have signed up including Dan Watts, Headteacher at The Woodroffe School and local GP and Trustee Nick Hodges.

Here is more information and details on how to sign up.

*Date is subject to weather conditions

Meet the Therapist – Woodhouse Farm Stables – Horse Riding

With a passion for horses, Lee, Sarah and their family, along with dedicated voluntary members have been running Woodhouse riding stables since 2012.
“We opened with 4 rescue horses and slowly the riders appeared, the word spread and before we knew it our horse family expanded. Now we are the owners of 25 horses and ponies, running our fully licenced and insured business in the beautiful countryside.”
The stables are open all year round and welcomes riders from the age of 4yrs and up, from complete beginners to experienced riders.        
Lee is well known and respected in the area for his knowledge of horses, alongside teaching people to ride he also studies horse behaviour and helps problemed horses, teaches horse owners and riders how to communicate better with where horses through body language.
“We are very lucky to have such wonderful countryside to ride through, it’s a great way to relax and make new friends”
Everyone is welcome, so if you have never been riding before and would like to try something new or if you are an experienced rider and want to explore the countryside come and join us in the saddle.

Creative Writing 6 week course

Wednesday January 12th 2022 at 11am for six weeks on zoom

Anyone one is able to attend whether you  have done before or not.

There is no cost.

No experience needed as you will be lead by Ninette Hartley.

More information on Ninette can be found via her website

Wentworth Wooden Jigsaws

If you would like to borrow a jigsaw from our library please do let Mary know and she can arrange delivery.




Our Online Shop –  2022 CALENDAR – On Sale NOW

If you are looking for individual cards, or a bespoke gift locally made  please do consider our online shop. We have a special Christmas offer £15 for recipe book, calendar & card. Alternatively the calendar can be purchased for £8.00 each.

Hopefully we have made it easier for you to purchase beautifully illustrated blank cards, recipe books, key rings and CDs – all the money raised goes directly to help our clients.

Just add your items to the basket and go to the checkout which is now using Stripe payments but Paypal is still an option. If you have any problems please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Recommended Podcast

Making decisions about cancer treatment and the importance of quality of life with Steve Payne The Dr Louise Newson Podcast 

n this episode, Dr Louise Newson is joined by a long-time friend, retired consultant urologist, Steve Payne. Together they discuss Steve and his wife Jan’s experience of her breast cancer and subsequent treatment that led to estrogen depletion. Steve describes the decision-making process they went through as a couple when Jan’s quality of life deteriorated due to severe urine and kidney infections, as well as other symptoms relating to a lack of estrogen.

The experts talk about how some people’s experience in cancer care clinics can fall short of patients and their partners being given full and balanced information into how cancer treatments will affect your hormones and what this potentially means for your quality of life. Steve shares his honest reflections and insights about cancer care clinics and offers invaluable advice for those navigating these complex and confusing decisions at such a difficult time.
Podcast Link

Christmas Wreath

Roundy green thing
On my door,
Decked with ribbons, 
Bows and more.

The scent of line
From woven leaf,
My lovely, festive,
Christmas wreath.

Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support circle logoWays to support or connect with Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support

If you wish to donate online you can via a one off payment or a monthly donation. Just click the link below and follow the instructions.

How to get involved with fundraising via Easyfundraising, Amazon Smile etc

Instagram & Facebook


Drop-in sessions for January

Monday 10th January – Zoom drop-in 2.00-3.00pm

Monday 17th January – Zoom drop-in 2.00-3.00pm

Monday 24th January – Zoom drop-in 2.00-3.00pm

Monday 31st January – Zoom drop-in 2.00-3.00pm


Future Events for 2022 – More details will follow for these events nearer the time and will be updated on the newsletter & website.

All our events can be viewed via the link below. We are aware of a booking issue on some devices. If you wish to book onto any event then please do contact us and we can manually enter it for you.

Creative Writing – 11am
Wednesday 12th January
Via Zoom

Walk & Pint Outside – 6.30pm
Tuesday 18th January
Location to be confirmed – Book Here

Kefir Fermented Food 11am – 1pm
Monday 14th February
Lyme Regis Football Club – Book Here

Mindfulness Workshop with Ellie – 2pm
Monday 14th February
Lyme Regis Football Club – Book Here

Blokes Brunch
Saturday 19th February
Location TBC – Book Here

Bereavement Group 12.30-1.30pm
Monday 21st February
Axminster Hospital Scott Rowe Room

Forum Meeting 12.30 – 1.30pm
Monday 28th February
Lyme Regis Football Club – Book Here

WhatsApp Group

WhatsApp group where people can chat away from drop-in and discuss as a  group results, hospital appointments or just to check in with everyone. This has been set up on the Charity Mobile so please send a text or WhatsApp to be added to 07512 279663. So far it seems to be going well and it’s nice seeing people connecting. 

After the success of the first men’s only Pie & Pint night a blokes only WhatsApp has also been created. If you wish to join this please do message us.

Please do provide us with feedback….this really helps with our grants and to show everyone what we do.

“Thank you for your continued support and I am loving the WhatsApp group, it gives the feeling of inclusion”

Beach Hut 

Reminder – you are now able to book 1 day per month until the end of March. Please see separate email issued on 14th December with information on how to book.

If you know you have a date booked that you cannot make please let us know ASAP.

Please note if you book the beach hut you will get an email with the booking, the system also sends a reminder and a member of the team will email you with the booking code. If you do not get these the booking has not been completed correctly. If you have any issues or wish for us to check any bookings you think you may have please email

More information about the beach hut can be found via

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