Bristol ‘BRA’ Evening Success

A team of volunteers from our Bristol group were delighted to support the team of breast reconstruction nurses and surgeons of Southmead Hospital recently at a patient information evening. Ms Phillippa Jackson Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon from the North Bristol NHS Trust led the evening talking about breast reconstructive surgery, to approximately 46 people many of whom are currently …

World Cancer Day

Today is World Cancer Day and we are supporting their message to say that you have the power to reduce the impact of cancer for yourself, the people you love and for the world … #IamAndIWill #worldcancerday. #breastreconstruction is just a small part of someone’s breast cancer journey but for those who decide that they would like it, Keeping Abreast are here to support …

Kings Lynn Afternoon Tea

Our Kings Lynn would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the group at their Afternoon Tea on 12th January at the Knights Hill Hotel.  Thanks to your generosity we are pleased to announce that they raised an amazing £395.20.

Cheltenham Volunteer talks to local WI

Our Cheltenham Chair Jacky Robertson, recently visited another local WI meeting to talk about her experiences of having breast reconstruction and to highlight the work Keeping Abreast does. Oxstalls WI in Gloucester, listened to Jacky highlight a bit about her background, diagnosis and the journey she has been on since that time, both personally and with the charity. She added …

Christmas Bake Off in Liverpool

There was a Christmas Bake Off  Challenge in store for our Liverpool group last week.  10 members of the group got together to test out their baking and decorating skills by creating some of the most wonderful Christmas Cakes.  Ruth Ellison one of our lead volunteers added “It was great to get together with everyone outside of the hospital and …

Another festive Carol Service to bring 2018 to an end

So lovely to see so many familiar faces at our Christmas Carol Service. Lovely ladies we support through the charity bringing along their family and friends, a network of new and lasting friendships. And so nice to welcome new faces to the crowd to tell them all about the great things KA are up to. With thanks to Chris Bailey,  2up …

A huge well done to Freddie on completing his 10 for 10 challenges

Well done to Freddie who can completed 10 challenges as part of the Keeping Abreast 10 for 10 celebrating 10 years of the charity. Freddie 10 for 10 comprised of: Football match Pink parade Christmas fair Carol service reading Cloakroom assistance at holiday inn Sweet jars Non uniform day Easter cake raffle Gardening with Grandad 10 k Bike ride A …

Charity Film Awards – please vote for our amazing video

VOTING IS NOW OPEN for the Charity Film Awards so please go online and vote for our promotional video ‘I have, I am, I will’ created for us by the brilliant team at Production Bureau Ltd. We are so proud of this so please share this with all your friends and family so we can get as many votes as possible, thank you …

Cake & Samosa’s Raise Awareness of BRA Day in Leicester

On Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day – Wednesday 17th October our Leicester group were out raising awareness of Keeping Abreast at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. With it also being National Burn Awareness week, both Keeping Abreast and Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service held a joint Cake & Samosa sale during the day and raised a total of £342. Megan Sweeney Burns …