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Welcome to Newsletter No 5!

Thank-you for signing up and supporting us so far. We hope you enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing new year.

If you know anyone who would like to receive this newsletter, please ask them to sign up via our website or email admin@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk and we will add them to our mailing list. We are happy to send newsletters by post, so if you know of anyone who would like to hear from us in this way, please let us know.

Nordic Walking Sessions at Lyme – Come and Join Us!

We held our first Nordic Walking lesson at Lyme Regis on 7th January. Gillian took us through our paces, introducing the basic steps and techniques, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the ladies who took part – lots of smiling faces at the end of the session! Then it was back to the football club for homemade soup and bread, a cuppa and a chat.

There are 4 more sessions planned – the next is on 4th Feb, then 18th Feb, 4th & 11th March. Each session starts at 12.30, and everyone is welcome to stay on for lunch and the drop-in session. These sessions are free, we just ask for a donation towards the cost of lunch. Look forward to seeing you there! Please email admin@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk  if you’d like any further information, or to register to attend.

Recommended Reading
We are currently building a library which is available to anyone attending our drop-in sessions. The library contains books on a variety of topics, all of which are aimed at helping people living with and beyond cancer.
Our recommendation for this month is The Rainbow Diet: And How it Can Help You Beat Cancer Paperback by Chris Woollams.

An excellent book which gives plenty of information to help make choices regarding your diet. Lots of ideas and top tips!

 

Supplier Of The Month

This month we would like to say a huge thank-you to Jane Rockett at Axminster Printing. We have been working with Jane since our charity was first set up and we are incredibly appreciative of her advice and support in providing us with our leaflets and publicity materials at very competitive prices.

Axminster Printing are tucked away just off West Street in Axminster – it’s an  Aladdin’s cave of stationery items and craft supplies, as well as offering state of the art printing and production facilities. For more information check out their website  www.axminsterprinting.co.uk   or call 01297 32266 or email jane@axminsterprinting.co.uk . You can also check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/axminsterprinting/

Our auction of promises is fast approaching!
We will be holding the auction at Lyme Regis Golf Club on Saturday 30th March. We even have a celebrity auctioneer – Graham Barton from Homes Under The Hammer will be taking the bids and swinging his gavel!

Are you able to donate a gift for us to auction? We would be so grateful for any donations to add to some very exciting prizes which have already been promised. Please save the date in your diary – we will be selling tickets for the event soon – more info to follow!

Dates for your diary
Just a reminder that our drop-in sessions will now be weekly. We’re really enjoying our new Lyme Regis venue, The Football Club. The next session will be in Axminster on 28th January, and will alternate between Lyme and Axminster weekly thereafter. Sessions in both locations will now be from 2pm to 4pm.

CPD training for our therapists takes place on 29th January 10am – 2.30pm and our next Volunteer training session will be on 26th February 10am – 2pm.

Mindfulness sessions – coming soon! We will let you know as soon as we have dates and further information.

Also – do please put our next fundraisers in your diaries:
Auction Of Promises on 30th March 2019
Men’s Brunch – date to be arranged.
Afternoon Tea Party on 29th August 2019

We look forward to seeing you at one of our future events or drop-in sessions. Thanks again for your continued support.

Kind Regards

Mary Kahn
Founder

Welcome to our October newsletter!

Thank-you for signing up and supporting us so far.

If you know anyone who would like to receive this newsletter, please email admin@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk and we will add them to our mailing list.

We are currently working on achieving registered charity status, and have now appointed our trustees – we will be submitting our application to the charity commission in the next few days – we’ll keep you posted!

Drop-in Sessions

Our first drop in session was on Monday 1st October at Scott Rowe meeting room at Axminster Hospital. We were delighted to see new faces and be able to offer refreshments and a friendly chat. One lady said she was so pleased to be able to have a local support group as she had been travelling to Exeter. October is breast cancer awareness month and we had lots of information to display. We will be featuring different cancer types throughout the year and are arranging some specific meetings looking at lifestyle and other relevant topics. Please click here to see details / dates for our future sessions:   https://gallery.mailchimp.com/1719a6bcf9f57d9f68dcdb879/files/88a1be53-238f-4198-90bf-de4a0bf878bb/Drop_In_Poster_October_to_December_Final.pptx Do please pass this information on to anyone who you feel may benefit from joining one of our sessions.

Our collection boxes have now arrived! These will be placed in selected locations in Axminster and Lyme Regis. We’re delighted that several businesses have already agreed to display a pot for us – but if you have a business and would like to take one, please get in touch. We’re extremely grateful for this local support.
Do you use Facebook? Our page is now up and running and we’re posting regularly.You’ll find lots of useful information and reminders of up-coming events – follow us by clicking here  https://www.facebook.com/axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk/
Dates for your diary :
October 1st to 31st
October is breast cancer awareness month. This is an annual international health campaign organised by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.
27th November
There will be a CPD (Continued Professional Development) course for all our therapists on 27th November. We are delighted thatJulia Williams will be delivering this session.  The main focus of this will be the lymphatic system. We will be discussing how to deliver treatments to those who are living with or beyond cancer. Please note, this session is by invitation only due to the specialist nature of the content. However, we do welcome all our volunteers to attend if they feel this would help them in their various volunteering roles.
Join us for a fun-filled quiz night on Friday 16th November at Uplyme Scout Hall, Rhode Lane, Uplyme, DT7 3TX. 6.30pm for 7pm start. Teams of 4-8, £3 entry fee per head. There will be refreshments available, a raffle, and a prize for the winning team! Numbers are limited, so please let us know if you’d like to attend.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our future events or drop-in sessions. Thanks again for your continued support.

Kind Regards

Mary Kahn
Founder

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Welcome to our first newsletter!

We will be sending out regular updates as to events and fundraising. Thank-you for signing up and supporting us so far.

If you know anyone who would like to receive this newsletter, please email admin@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk and we will add them to our mailing list.

Afternoon Tea Party.We had our first fundraising event on the last day of August and were delighted to welcome over 60 people for a scrumptious bottomless afternoon tea. The support from local businesses and friends for the raffle was incredible. We were also amazed at the donations of homemade cakes from so many people, thank-you.

 

Our local business supporters were Lisa Galvani at In Harmony, Mary Lewis at Bag End Bags, Patricia Bruzon’s Axminster Country Market, Sasha Mitchell, Gillian Butcher at Lyme Regis Nordic Walking, Amy Ralph’s Jurassic Coast Cards, Sharon Dare Massage, Rosemarie Baker at Dower House Hotel, Jo Illingworth at Fernhill Hotel, Sandy Jeans at Green Room Healing, Julia Williams & Karen Forrester-Jones Tripudio Instructors, Hannah Lovegrove at Lovegrove Essentials, Nayna Kumari Reflexology and Holly Ellen Beauty Therapy.

 

Sarah Nevell  https://www.facebook.com/whatshould1wear/?tn-str=k*F  brought her fantastic collection of clothes and accessories and had a pop-up boutique.  She made a very generous donation from her takings and many people left with a new item of clothing to add to their autumn wardrobe.

 

This event raised an outstanding £840 which will go to help so many people affected by cancer.

Drop-in Sessions
We will be holding regular drop-in sessions in Axminster and Lyme, so do please join us for a cuppa and a chat. You will have an opportunity to meet the team and hear about activities and therapies available. There will be complimentary tea and coffee and a selection of literature.

Dates / Venues for drop-ins are as follows:

Scott Rowe Room, Axminster Hospital, 2pm – 4pm
1 & 29 October, 26 November, 7 January

Pop Up Kitchen, Broad St, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
16 October, 13 November, 11 December

These and future drop-in sessions are listed on our events page:http://axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk/whats-on/coming-up/

Volunteer meeting

Are you able to offer some time to help this new charity?  We need volunteers to help with a variety of things.

We are also asking any therapists / counsellors to come along and hear more information on how the charity will be working.

Please join us for a coffee and a chat to find out more on Wednesday 12 September at the Scott Rowe Meeting Room at Axminster Hospital between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

If you are unable to make the above date, you can contact us via our website : http://axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk/supporting-us/volunteering/

Dates for your diary :

29th September
We will be holding our Macmillan Coffee Morning at Hawkchurch Village Hall 10am – 12noon. Please contact Maggie Stead for any queries, or if you would like to contribute in any way on 01297 678458.
September 1st to 30th
Supported by some of the UK’s biggest blood cancer charities, including Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and Anthony Nolan, September is the month to raise awareness of how to improve treatments for blood cancer and increase the number of lives saved. Please see website for further details.
Join us for a fun-filled quiz night on Friday 16th November at Uplyme Scout Hall, Rhode Lane, Uplyme, DT7 3TX. 6.30pm for 7pm start. Teams of 4-8, £3 entry fee per head. There will be refreshments available, a raffle, and a prize for the winning team! Numbers are limited, so please let us know if you’d like to attend.

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