AN OPEN Day is to be held with those who have battled a potentially deadly diagnosis invited along.
Members of the Mary Ann Evans Surviving Cancer Group are busy organising an event for Tuesday, April 24.
Staged at the Horseshoes pub in Nuneaton, located close to the hospice in Heath End Road, there will be tea and cake and much more besides on offer.
“The group is available for anyone who is a cancer survivor and would welcome meeting up with people in a similar situation,” said Jacqueline Leake, fundraising administrator at the much loved charity.
“We are very grateful to group member Linda for hosting the event at the Horse shoes.
“It is a great venue to meet up and our thanks to her for her generosity.”
Group member Jane added: “I’ve really benefited from meeting with like minded people sharing our experiences, cares and concerns.
“Please come and join us I look forward tomeeting you.”
The Open Day will run from 2pm to 8pm and coincides with the anniversary of the launch of the group last year.
It was set up in the first instance to help people with physical and emotional issues after cancer treatment and everything that involves.
“Following cancer treatment, people may be left with both physical and emotional problems which will affect their health and well-being,” said Jacqueline Leake.
“The aim of the Mary Ann Evans Surviving Group is to provide a support service in a warm and friendly environment, allowing people to share their experiences of living beyond diagnosis.”
A member added: “I am a surviving cancer patient.
“At first when I was going through chemo and radiotherapy, my support network was great but as time went on I felt very much on my own with fears and worries that this illness brings.
“Talking to other people, I have discovered that they have the same concerns.”
More information, if required, is available by contacting the hospice, located within the grounds of the George Eliot Hospital, on 024 7686 5450/39.