Newly diagnosed?

If you, a family member or a friend has been recently diagnosed, please visit our Newly Diagnosed page where we have assembled some contacts and resources which we hope will be of use to you.

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to cancel the November lunchtime meeting (18th) and Christmas Lunch in December (9th)  at the Abbots Barton Hotel for which we are very sorry.  We will hopefully resume events in the New Year.

The lunchtime meeting is going ahead on 21st October, so if you are planning to come please make sure you contact Daphne on 01227 720631.

We will be reviewing the venue situation and update everyone as soon as possible.

In the meantime we hope you stay safe and well and have Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

If anyone can spare a few hours we would value your support on the committee, again please contact Daphne.

Best Wishes from all of the Committee

Cancer Care Club

September 2021 Newsletter

Dear Members

It has been 18 months since we last met and things have been somewhat challenging.

Following our first committee meeting, things are now starting to look brighter and we are hoping to move forward and get the club events up and running.

Lunchtime meetings

We will be holding our first lunch event on Thursday 21st October and would love to see you, 12 noon until 2 pm at the Abbots Barton followed by the next one on Thursday 18th November.  We have spoken to the Hotel and they have assured us they will be able to support distancing restrictions etc in line with Covid. If you could let Daphne know if you are planning to attend so we can ensure we have sufficient refreshments.

Subsidised refreshments, tea/coffee, sandwiches etc, for which we ask for a donation of £5 per person which we feel is still good value.

We will be able to introduce Jenny who has taken over from Malcolm’s secretarial workload.  We would like to thank Malcolm & Sylvia Hodgson for their tremendous support both on the committee and with the lunchtime raffles.  We will also miss ‘Daisy the dog’.

Christmas Lunch

This will be on Thursday 9th December at the Abbots Barton, 12.30 for 1pm sit down.  We have enclosed an exciting Christmas menu which will be £28 per person (subsidised). Please let me know ASAP if you would like to attend along, with menu choices and monies.

There will be the usual drinks on the table, but feel free to purchase other drinks at the bar.  Raffle prizes gratefully accepted, please bring them on the day.

Christmas Cards

Daphne has the new Christmas cards which are the same price £3.50 per pack of 10


An interim Annual General Meeting will be held prior to the lunchtime session on 21st October 2021 at 11.30am, all welcome.

If you do not wish to continue receiving anymore correspondence, please let Daphne know. We will keep you posted regarding new events/plans for 2022 and we look forward to seeing you.

Best wishes from the Committee


Daphne Woodcock, Social secretary and fund raiser – 01227 720631

Eve Twyford, Treasurer – 01227 766166

Peter Cross, Press Office – 01227 793393

Jenny Anderson, Secretary & Web lead – 01227 652434

Newsletter secretary – vacant

We haven’t forgotten you all  but we want to ensure when we meet up it is safe to do so.

There is still a lot of Covid out there and it is not going away anytime soon, hopefully the majority of you have escaped it.

We are hoping that when things settle down a bit, as more people get vaccinated we can move forward and start meeting up.

We are hoping to commence the Thursday lunches at the Abbots Barton Hotel from 21st October 2021.

We are  also aiming (fingers crossed) to have a Christmas lunch on Thursday 9th December 2021 at the Abbots Barton Hotel we will let you know once this is confirmed.

A newsletter and menus to follow.

On that note the new Christmas cards are in and will remain the same price £3.50 for  pack of 10.

If anyone  can spare a few free hours and would like to join the committee we would love to hear from you. Please contact Daphne on 01227 720631.

In the meantime please take care.

Please see link below for the recently launched Dermatology helpline

Please note that Cancer Care Club activities are on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic until further notice.

All outings and activities are cancelled.

We will update our programme as guidance changes and allows us to start our activities again.

Best wishes to you all and please stay safe out there.

Cancer Care Club Committee

Newly diagnosed?

If you, a family member or a friend has been recently diagnosed, please visit our Newly Diagnosed page where we have assembled some contacts and resources which we hope will be of use to you.