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Newsletter No.64 – December 2023

Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support
December 2023

Hello, Donna here, wow what a first month at Cross Keys House. It has been lovely to see so many people come through the doors and enjoy our new space. The little ‘Nook’ (our first charity shop)has been doing well with sales, from donations ,cards and book sales. Please do bring in any donations of unwanted gifts, clothing, books etc in the new year. Every penny counts. The Christmas wreaths were so festive and creative and planning for 2024 has been in full force. Hannah and I are starting a younger support group in January for those 18-45 years old and we hope to be able to cover a range of topics on a monthly basis. This is something I am passionate about and I hope that those who require support are able to attend. If you have any suggestions for any event or support then please do contact us. Our premises are closed now until 2 January – Mary and I and all the team wish you a Happy Christmas and hope 2024 is kind to you all.
In this edition 

  1. ALCS January Regular Events
  2. Thank you
  3. New Therapists
  4. ALCS January & February Events
  5. Recommended Reading
  6. Beach Hut
  7. Connect with us (shop, donate, hut)
Please click on the social tiles below to be taken to the website for more information or contact us should you be unable to access.
2.  Thank you

Thank you the Community Funding from the National Lottery. This money will go directly to supporting our clients get creative in various different ways.

3. New Therapist – Francesca Rothera – Integrative Therapist 

As an Integrative Therapist, I provide compassionate and holistic support for individuals navigating the challenging terrain of trauma, loss, and life transitions.

In my practice, I am committed to creating a therapeutic alliance built on trust, respect, and collaboration. I am passionate about fostering a sense of hope and empowerment, recognising the resilience that exists within everyone. Together, we can explore strategies to cope with the emotional challenges, develop coping mechanisms, and work towards creating a meaningful and fulfilling life beyond the impact of cancer.’

For full information on Francesca please click here to go to our website.

3. New Therapist – John Hodgetts – Open Water Swim Coach

I’m a qualified STA Level 2 open water swim coach and a personal trainer based in Lyme Regis.

When I’m not coaching swimming or PT,  I’m in the water as often as I can.

I get a real joy and sense of purpose in getting other people to enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of cold water.

Efficient Swimming

0771 8971042

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

5. Recommended  Reading  – Teetotal Tipples

I just walked into our wonderful library with our range of books and puzzles to borrow and this one stood out to me. You are welcome to borrow this book in the New Year should you wish. I thought this drink sounded festive and some might like to try it.

Warm Apple Punch

1 litre of apple juice
1 cinnamon stick
6 cloves
4 wide strips of orange peel
1 knob of stem ginger in syrup, plus 1tbsp of the syrup
Small pinch of ground all spice

Put all the ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. turn the heat down for 15 minutes, then strain through a sieve into a heatproof jug.

6. Beach Hut

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 booking system has been designed to give priority to those going through treatment or recently finished. 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.

7. ALCS Online Shop and ‘The Nook’ at Cross Keys House

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.

We also have a  little shop ‘The Nook’ at Cross Keys House with a selection of good quality reasonably priced items, where all profit goes directly to support local people affected by cancer. Please bring any donations to Cross Keys House

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.

How to get involved with fundraising via Easyfundraising
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