Hastings and Bexhill Area Breast Cancer Support Group
Special Events for members
From time to time we arrange special events, either as part of one of our meetings or as additional, informal get-togethers.
Don’t miss these events
Miss Shah, such a delightful lady, came to our April meeting, she gave us information on tissue matrix used in reconstruction, but then was happy sitting chatting with various groups, answering any questions they had.
London Fashion Show - Thursday 28 September
If you would like to go to this event please give your name to Heather, who is organising the trip again this year.
September Meeting -
We had a fantastic evening with Isabelle Endreo, who joined our group at Christmas and is a Nutrition Advisor.This is a little resume of the evening:"I found in my quest for good nutrition and Breast cancer that when searching, one finds there are a lot of contradicting advice around which can be a little confusing, however, I want to share and show what worked for me and encourage you to make your own mind up and explore what good food and healthy cooking can do for you. I will talk mainly on how food and healthy eating has helped me to cope with and recover from the treatment of breast cancer and how it is helping me now to maintain a healthy weight and deal with hormone therapy and its side effects. I will relay some of the advice I received at the Haven in Fulham but also nutrition information that I have found helpful. I am also preparing a meal to share with you. I hope also to make it as interactive as possible with some fun activities-and a quiz""As for the food, I was thinking more like a meal, as we are entering the autumn months. Also I want to introduce an idea of mindfulness to the eating and sharing. So I was planning a warming meal which is easy to prepare, with no complicated processes, and also cheap and cheerful - I will bring some recipes with the nutritional information."
Afternoon Tea - Sunday 21 May at Powdermills Hotel, Powdermill Lane, Battle.
The group had a wonderful afternoon tea at Powder Mills Hotel. It was attended by about 24 Pink Ladies; we had some very pretty sandwiches and lots of little cakes and a fantastic celebratory cake decorated with our logo.(Thank you to Diamond Design cake makers)Thank you to the members who bought raffle prizes, including Alison who fluttered her eye lashes and got us a voucher for a cream tea at the Hotel. Pam thanked everyone for coming and reminded us of past members who had a big input in the hosting of the group. It was also an opportune time to thank Janet for her skill in keeping our head above water as treasurer for the last seven years.It was wonderful to meet each other in a social setting, I thoroughly enjoyed it, the weather was just as I ordered and we even had a beautiful peacock displaying himself to us.We are grateful to Macmillan for giving us this opportunity; I will be emailing them with our thanks at the earliest opportunity.We missed some of the usual members but we now have lots of cake, residing in Pam’s freezer, for our next meeting.