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Newsletter No.44 – April 2022

I would like to start by sharing some good news! While on holiday in Scotland I received a phone call from the radiology department at Dorchester with the news that my 5 year mammogram was all clear. How wonderful for them to have taken the time to call so I didn’t have to have the roller coaster of waiting.

We celebrated with a swim in Loch Monaghan.
Coming home I felt invigorated to start plans for our 4th year celebration and also our 2nd Open Day. Details will become available in the coming weeks and months.

Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support circle logoThis month our highlight event will be watching, cheering and supporting 9 amazing people who are going to jump out of a perfectly good plane to raise money for ALCS. I am amazed  at the support in our community, it means such a tremendous amount to myself and all the team.

I would like to say  a huge thank you to all those who are jumping, all those who have sponsored and all those who volunteer with ALCS, without whom we would not be able to do what we do.

Good luck to our skydivers!

In this edition 

  • Thank you
  • Acupuncture Clinic
  • Active Treatment Drop-in
  • Nordic Walking
  • Drop in Sessions for May
  • Charity Sky Dive
  • Poem
  • Coffee Morning
  • Recommended Website
  • Online Shop
  • Ways to support and connect with ALCS
  • Dates for your diary and future events
  • Beach Hut

Thank you – Blims and Bug
Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support – Set up in 2018 by a team of amazing people wanting to invest their time to provide support for those affected by cancer. The motorbikes on this fabric remind me of an inspirational friend who brought a lot of laughter and happiness to those around him. In loving memory of Matt Webb. Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support

Thank you – Stepping into nature

Thank you to Stepping into nature for the Nature, Art and Wellbeing Funding for Nordic Walking.

We will be arranging a couple of taster session in the May with Lindsay if anyone is interested please let Mary know we will have options for during day and early evening.

No experience required and different walks to suit different abilities will be available.

Acupuncture Clinic

Weekly acupuncture clinic on Monday’s 4.15 – 5.15pm at Scott Rowe Room within Axminster Hospital.. This will be a group session and involve auricular acupuncture (around the outer ear). Hilary Sharp will be providing the acupuncture.

Particular benefits include helping to alleviate hot flushes, anxiety, dry mouth, and fatigue. Further information can be obtains from Hilary.

This support will be offered free of charge to registered clients for up to 10 sessions. We do have have a max of 8 at each session which must be booked in advance. Please bring your own water. (Drinks will not be able to be supplied) Do contact us to be added to a waiting list should the online booking system show full.

No session 2nd May
9th May
16th May
23rd May
30th May
Please click here to book

Active Treatment Drop-in Sessions

We are going to hold a drop-in session for those about to start treatment, going through treatment or finished within the last 6 months. These will be run by Mary and Isabel to help support those going through cancer and make connections.

Monday 16th May – Axminster Hospital Scott Rowe 12.30-1.30pm Beth Bond will be joining us to discuss how diet can support managing the side effects of cancer treatment.

Monday 13th June – Axminster Hospital Scott Rowe 12.30-1.30pm

If you would like to join us for a cuppa and a chat do please drop by.

Nordic Walking Taster Sessions

We have recently received a grant towards Nordic Walking and are arranging some taster session in the next couple weeks with Lindsay if interested please let Mary know, we are going to organise one during day and one early evening. No experience or equipment required just walking boots.

For more information please see Lindsay’s information below.

Drop-in sessions for May


Monday 9th May – Lyme Regis Football Club 2-4pm

Monday 16th May – Axminster Hospital Scott Rowe 2-4pm

Monday 23rd May – Lyme Regis Football Club 2-4pm

Monday 30th May – Axminster Hospital Scott Rowe 2-4pm

Doctor, dentists, headmaster and more Sky Dive for local charity
These nine amazing people will be jumping out of a plane to raise money for Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support (ALCS) on 14 May 2022.
Those taking to the skies and making the leap include a local doctor, dentists, anaesthetist, headmaster and more.  The sky dive takes place at 8am on 14 May with the support of Skydive Buzz at Dunkerswell Airfield, Honiton, Devon.
Each have pledged to complete a tandem jump from 15,000ft. to raise money for ALCS, an independent charity who aim to provide support for anyone living with and beyond cancer in the local community.
Follow their stories and donate, if you can, to support this inspirational local charity.
Generic Facebook Donation to everyone – Click here
Susie – Click here
Brodie – Click here
Nick Hodges & family – Click here
Dan Watts – Click here
Helen & Katie – Click here


some days are hard
some days friends feel far away
some days they are

some days lovers leave
lungs forget the art of easy breathing
sleep a skill forgot

tomorrow might be better
it might not

either way, i am here
if you want to talk
you can

Coffee Morning

Wednesday 11th May 10.00am – 12.00pm at The Pippin Community Centre – Axminster

Hosted by Vicary & Co raising funds for Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support.




Recommended website  I have been fortunate enough to hear Nasha speak about her experience. Her website is inspirational and we have all her books in our library if you would like to borrow them.


Our Online Shop & Event Bookings – NEW SPRING COLOUR CARD

If you are looking for individual cards, or a bespoke gift locally made please do consider our online shop. 

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.

Cards can be purchased at drop-in and local events or collection arranged.

Ways 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 or scan the QR code.

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

Instagram & Facebook

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

Fermented Food Workshop 11.30-1.30pm 
Monday 9th May
Lyme Regis Football Club
Click here to book

ALCS Coffee Morning Pippins 10-12pm
Wednesday 11th May
Pippins, Axminister

ALCS Stall at Lyme Regis May Fair 1-4pm
Sunday 15th May
Anning Road Playing Fields, Lyme Regis

Men’s Only Pie & Pint 6.30pm
Tuesday 17th May
Location TBC
Click here to book

Blokes Brunch
Saturday 21st May
Pilot Boat – Lyme Regis
Click here to book

ALCS Forum 12.00 – 1.30pm
Monday 23rd May
Lyme Regis Football Club
Click here to book

Sleep Workshop 2.30-3.30pm
Monday 23rd May
Lyme Regis Football Club

Bereavement Group 12.30-1.30pm
Monday 30th May
Axminster Hospital Scott Rowe Room

ALCS Stall at Uplyme Village Fete 2-5pm
Saturday 11th June
King George V Playing Fields, Uplyme

Men’s Only Pie & Pint 6.30pm
Tuesday 14th June
Location TBC
Click here to book

ALCS at Axe Vale Show
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June
Axminster Showground

Mindfulness Workshop 2.30-3.30pm
Monday 20th June
Lyme Regis Football Club

Cherry Fayre Axminster Market Stall 
Thursday 23rd June
Axminster Town Centre

Bereavement Group 12.30-1.30pm
Monday 27th June
Axminster Hospital Scott Rowe Room

Beach Hut 

The Beach Hut will open shortly for July bookings. Do also keep an eye out on dates becoming available via WhatsApp and Facebook/Instagram.

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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