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Our story

Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support aims to provide support for everyone living with and beyond cancer. We offer regular friendly meetings both in Axminster and Lyme Regis so support and information can be accessed locally.

Axminster and Lyme Cancer support was set up in 2018 by Mary Kahn, following a diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer in 2017. Although there was some great support available online and further afield having a network of support locally was missing.

Along with a team of volunteers who were able to give their time ALCS started supporting local people in October 2018.

Since 2018 ALCS the need for support has grown enormously, we currently have over 530 (August 2023) people who have registered for support.

There are a variety of services available from creative activities, holistic therapies, relevant diet and lifestyle information, different exercise classes all for anyone affected by any cancer. We offer mutual support, helping people cope with the fear, anxiety, isolation, or stress that cancer can bring by providing a chance to unwind over a cup of tea. We can offer different options for coping strategies, both locally, slightly further afield and various

For details of events coming up please see our calendar. Our drop-in sessions are informal and you can come for as long or a little as you would like anytime during the session… the kettle is always on!

If you would like to help us we always need volunteers to meet and greet, help with fund raising, plus more so please if you are able to offer your time do get in touch.

Hear Mary’s interview with BBC Radio Solent from April 2021 below.



Click here for Mary’s interview with BBC Radio Devon from September 2023

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