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Newsletter No.55 – March 2023

Hello from Donna for this months newsletter report. The clocks have changes, the spring flowers are out and the nights are lighter which are all positives. I am sure many of your are eager to get into the garden, we did have a lot of rain and showers in March, hoping for a dryer April for everyone.

I have just received my new lanyard for 4 years of volunteering. We have more volunteers joining the team and we recently had a volunteer and professional partner training session at Dower House Hotel where we all had catch up and conversations on our topic. Drop-in numbers have increased this year and its nice to sit back and see people connecting and having conversations over a cuppa and some fruit or biscuit. Please remember that drop-in locations still alternate when we have bank holidays so please do check the information below or the website for the locations. 

In this edition 

  • Charity Walk
  • Thank you
  • Meet the Therapist
  • Memorial Bike and Trike Night
  • Creative Hub
  • April Events
  • Acupuncture Clinic
  • ALCS Support Group
  • Drop in Sessions
  • May Events
  • Poem
  • Online Shop
  • Ways to support and connect with ALCS
  • Beach Hut
  • 2023 Events April – July


Lizzie (Store Manager) will be walking a 1 mile loop around Lyme Regis multiple times throughout one day in April – the aim is to walk at least 20 miles in one day but the ultimate goal is 26 miles – 4914ft of climbing which is higher than Ben Nevis!
The mile loop starts at the Cornish Bakery in Broad Street, climbs up the hill to Holmbush Car Park, down Cobb Road to the Cobb, then along the seafront and back up Broad Street to the store   
 1 mile = 189ft of climbing!!!

5 miles = 945 ft
10 miles = 1890 ft
15 miles = 2835 ft
20 miles = 3780 ft
25 miles = 4725 ft
26 miles = 4914 ft

Please visit to donate via our online fundraiser or we have a collection tin in our Lyme Regis store on Broad Street

ALCS Bobsleigh Team
Thank you to all those who took part and donated to the ALCS Coolrunnings event on 4th March in Bath. An amazing £1,779.69 has been raised so far….
Click here to donate 


Tesco Community Grants

We are delighted to let you know that following the Tesco Community Grant vote in our local Tesco stores, our project came First and has been chosen by Tesco Customers to receive a grant award of £1,500! 

Thank you to our local community and Tesco – your support helps us to offer our clients the services they need.

#Communitygrants #Tesco #Axminsterandlymecancersupport

Alison Ayshford-Harris  –  Reiki Master/teacher

My reiki journey began in January 1999, I passed reiki 1 and 2 and became a fully qualifies master/teacher in July 2000.

Reiki is  a Japanese gentle form of healing, addressing physical, emotional and metal blocks. It is a hands on treatments where you remain fully clothed. Every treatment aims to bring harmony strength relaxation and an overall sense of peace.

A treatment lasts for an hour and aims for you to become fully relaxed, this can either be in your own home or in my garden studio in Axminster.

To discuss a referral please contact Mary. I can be contacted via my mobile 07834881088 or via email I look forward to meeting you.

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:

Beverley Glock – Samudra Life Yoga

Beverley runs yoga classes in Lyme Regis, Masonic Hall and home studio and High Grange, Dalwood. Beverley trained with the Academy of Yoga Bath and is qualified in Hatha, Yoga for Menopause, Art of Adjustments and Paddleboard Yoga. She is also a Paddleboard teacher and teaches Paddleboard Yoga on the sea in Lyme in the summer months.

Beverley’s philosophy is that yoga should be available for everyone, young or old.  No-one can be ‘good’ at yoga as everyone’s body is different.  You do what you can, within your limitations and anatomy and it will help mentally and physically.

Beverley runs a variety of group yoga classes from Gentle and Rehab Yoga, Power Yoga to Ibiza Classics, Hatha Yoga and Chill Out Yoga with Yoga Nidra.  Her 1-2-1 classes are run from her home studio in Lyme Regis and are designed specifically for your needs, we meet prior to your first session to discuss your aims and ability.  My home studio is located above my garage and is accessed by a set of stairs.

0797 438 6212
If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:

In Memory of Matt Lyme Regis Bike and Trike Night.

In December 2021 my son Matthew passed away after a long and arduous battle with cancer aged just 30.

Matthew was an avid motor bike rider owning many motorcycles in his time including his beloved Harley.

I had wanted to find a way to raise funds for two local charities who helped Matthew, his little family and myself in those dark days and when the idea of a weekly summer evening bike/trike meet was thought of I knew this was the most appropriate way to do it, and I know it would most definitely have Matthews seal of approval.

The two charities are:-
ALCS (Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support) who aim to provide support for anyone living with and beyond cancer in our community including family, relatives and carers.

Arc (Axminster Recovery through Counciling) who provide easily accessible local counciling and psychotherapy at the heart of the community.
Whether it’s on two wheels, three wheels or on foot we look forward to meeting you.

A weekly Bike/Trike night fundraiser, 5th April (Wednesday) until October.
6 pm till 8.30 pm Lyme Regis Football Club.
Terry & Sarah.

Click here for the Facebook page with information

Making A Mark 6 week course with Christine Allison

A  six week course for clients, Making A Mark with Christine Allison

The course will run on the following dates – Wednesday 10.00-12.00

Wednesday 19th & 26th April

Wednesday 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th May

To register your interest please click here

Metal Embossing Workshop

Metal embossing is created using simple hand tools as if they were a pencil, pressing a design into a thin sheet of metal which can range from pewter and brass to copper and aluminium.

Different surface treatments can add to the depth, texture and or colour of the design.

Once the metal is embossed you can frame your work of art or apply it to a wide variety of surfaces.

It’s an incredibly relaxing craft that doesn’t take up too much space so you can easily continue it at home!

Please note –  Information about the workshop/course will be sent out a week before the event.

Confirmation of the course will happen shortly after booking.

To register your interest please click here

Creative Hub at the Stanley Studio – Making A Mark Special with Christine Allison.

For all those who have participated in the Making A Mark course with Christine.

The special workshop will take place on Wednesday 28th June 10.00-12.30

Please note this is now at Lyme Regis Football Club and the time has been extended to allow for more participants. 

Creative Writing – One off workshops

Each will run via zoom for about 2 hours, no experience necessary. Information will be sent out prior to the workshop.

3rd May Early Summer Workshop 11 am

5th July Mid Summer Workshop. 11am 

These are with Ninette Hartley

To register your interest please click here

Next Steps with Sharon Thomas
A journalling six week course for clients, working through a beautiful creative handbook with Sharon Thomas click here to view her website

The course will run on the following dates – Wednesday 10.00-12.00  6th/13th/20th/27th September 4th & 11th October.

To register your interest please click here

(other food and drink available)
An opportunity to talk to other men affected by cancer and to ask any questions about the support we offer.

Wednesday 12th April 6.30pm
Location: The Talbot Arms – Uplyme
Click here to register your interest

Nordic Walking Taster/Refresher Session

The next taster/refresher is Friday 14th April 9.30am -11.00am Charmouth Recreation Field, Barr’s Lane.

Lyme Bay Nordic Walking offers professional instruction and guided group walks in the Lyme Regis and Bridport area.

Nordic Walking, recognised by ‘Public Health England’ as an ideal exercise as we age, provides numerous health benefits:

– a full body workout exercising both the upper and lower body
– the cardiovascular system is worked
– using the correct technique, 90% of the body’s muscles are activated
– burns up to 46% more calories than normal walking
– improves posture and strengthens back and abdominal muscles
– relieves neck and shoulder tension
– reduces the impact on the joints

It can be enjoyed by people of all ages and levels of fitness. If you would like further information on classes, please email Juliet or Mel via email

Click here to book

Diary Kefir Fermented Food Workshop – Monday 17th April 12.30-2.30pm (please note the time change for this event)
The benefits are well reported across the medical press now although this style of food has been used in many of cultures for 1000’s of years.
Numbers are limited so please register if you would like to attend
There is no cost to this event, as it is funded by the charity but donations are always appreciated.

Please bring an apron to wear – This will be held at the Lyme Regis Football Club.


Acupuncture Clinic

Weekly acupuncture clinic on Mondays 4.00 – 5.30pm 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 obtained from Hilary.

This support will be offered free of charge to registered clients. We do have have a max of 15 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.
3rd April
17th April
24th April
Please click here to book

ALCS Support Group for those going through treatment.

We hold monthly support group sessions for those about to start treatment, going through treatment or finished within the last 6 months. These will be run by Mary and Ady to help support those going through cancer and make connections. Each month we plan to have a different theme or speaker and if you have any suggestions please let us know.

Monday 24th April – 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.

Drop-in sessions for APRIL

Monday 3rd April – Axminster Hospital Scott Rowe 2-4pm 

Monday 17th April –  Lyme Regis Football Club 2-4pm

Monday 24th April –  Axminster Hospital Scott Rowe 2-4pm 


Vegetable Korma, Balti, Spinach Dahl, Bhaji & Naan breads.
Quiz is informal, no teams or planning required! 

Tea/Coffee and soft drinks will be available, please bring your own drinks if you prefer.

Tuesday 9th May 6.30pm
Location: Lyme Regis Football Club.

Please let us know if you wish to attend as pre-booking is essential. Do also advise any dietary requirements

Click here to register your interest

The Enkindled Spring – BY D. H. LAWRENCE

This spring as it comes bursts up in bonfires green,
Wild puffing of emerald trees, and flame-filled bushes,
Thorn-blossom lifting in wreaths of smoke between
Where the wood fumes up and the watery, flickering rushes.

I am amazed at this spring, this conflagration
Of green fires lit on the soil of the earth, this blaze
Of growing, and sparks that puff in wild gyration,
Faces of people streaming across my gaze.

And I, what fountain of fire am I among
This leaping combustion of spring? My spirit is tossed
About like a shadow buffeted in the throng
Of flames, a shadow that’s gone astray, and is lost.

Our Online Shop & Event Bookings

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
Instagram & Facebook

Beach Hut – Last Minute Dates

Do look out for beach hut last minute dates on Facebook and the ALCS WhatsApp group going forward. Please send a text or WhatsApp to 07512 279663 to be added if you are an existing client. 

The new booking system has been designed to give priority to those going through treatment or recently finished. The aim is also to try and relieve some of the admin work that goes into managing the hut and the confirmation and information is sent within the Eventbrite ticket.

You can also manage your booking by cancelling any dates you are no longer able to use.

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