About our group:
Our group is still fairly new to Keeping Abreast and we are looking forward to being able to support ladies from in and around Leicester. We offer a friendly and informal opportunity for you to speak to women who have been through similar experiences and see the results of reconstructive surgery.
Where we meet:
Helen Webb House, 35 Westleigh Road, Leicester, LE3 0HH
6.30pm start unless otherwise specified
When we meet:
Monday 3rd August
***VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUP MEETING*** Please note that, due to the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation, our actual physical Support Groups have currently been cancelled. However, we’re pleased to report that we’ll be holding a Zoom Keeping Abreast Leicester Support Group meeting on Monday 3rd August at 7pm and you’re very welcome to attend. Follow us on Facebook at: Keeping Abreast – Leicester – to obtain the Zoom link or contact us by email at: [email protected] or by phoning our Central Services office on 01603 819113.
Monday 7th September
Monday 2nd November
Monday 7th December
Please note, there is no need to book a place at our meetings, just come along and our team of volunteers will be on hand to welcome you
Want to help?
As a new group, we are on the look-out for a number of volunteers to join us to help run the group, so we can offer support to more women considering and undergoing breast reconstruction. Ideally, we are looking for some previous reconstruction patients who would be willing to talk to others about their journey, and also some individuals to help with the administrative side of things. If you might be interested, please contact either Megan or Debbie or the Keeping Abreast Head Office via the contact details below.
Get in touch:
Megan Sweeney – Burns & Plastics Specialist Nurse
Debbie Harrison – Lead Volunteer
Keeping Abreast Head Office
Alternatively, you can send us a message via our Volunteers Page here
We are so grateful to everyone who has been fundraising for us over the past few years, and we are delighted to share with you some images of the items that we have been purchasing to benefit our own reconstruction patients. Below are our dedicated information packs that are given to patients on their first consultation, a pamper pack for those who are currently in hospital for surgery then, finally, a post-operative bra that patients need to wear after surgery.
Nick of Time:
As well as supporting women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and looking to have an immediate or delayed reconstruction, Keeping Abreast also supports those women looking to have elective reconstruction surgery due the discovery of a breast cancer gene. This support is provided by our sister group ‘Nick of Time’. It is likely that there will be elective surgery patients at your local group, but if you would like specific information or further details please contact Nick of Time.