It has been great to see so many of you at Stepping Out classes. Richard and Jo are running classes on Zoom on Monday and Friday mornings for Stepping Out participants. Please contact Jo on firstname.lastname@example.org if you usually attend Stepping Out and haven’t already received the information about joining the classes.
We have a selection of books from the Living Tree Library that are available to loan to members.
They cover topics such as nutrition, cookery, complementary therapies and cancer specific books. Click here to view the latest list:
If you would like to borrow any Living Tree books, please contact Rose Thorpe, on email@example.com and she will get back to you with some suggestions and details of how to borrow them.
In these long days of lock down Macmillan would like to remind you of the support they can provide to anyone affected by cancer, please share with your contacts and groups:
- Our Support Line Service is open 7 days a week 8am to 8pm – call free on 0808 808 00 00
- Our Telephone Buddies scheme is back, for more information or to sign up follow this link: Macmillan Telephone Buddies – Macmillan Cancer Support
- Our online forum has over 90,000 members and provides a safe place to chat with others affected by cancer, available 24 hours a day. Visit: Macmillan Online Community
- For information about Coronavirus and the Vaccine visit: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Macmillan Cancer Support
Friday meetings always start with Tripudio, a daily 15 minute lymphatic and cardiovascular exercise regime which can be done in your home, patio or the smallest garden. Karen Forrester-Jones is also offering online 30 minute Tripudio Flow sessions via Zoom. If Living Tree members are interested contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org for timings and links to the sessions.
New digital support group for bowel cancer patients
Chat Together is a free online support group for people living with and beyond bowel cancer. It’s a welcoming place to talk to other with bowel cancer and to meet new people. It’s a chance to share experiences in a safe, supportive and informal environment.
Chat Together is a chance for you to virtually get together and support each other from the comfort of your own homes at this time of isolation. You just need a smartphone, tablet or computer with an internet connection and somewhere quiet to sit.
Click to get more information – Chat Together
‘BARKING MAD’ FUNDRAISER
This will take place on April 18th at the Arts Centre from 3pm in aid of Harmony and the Bridport Food Bank. Tickets will be available from the TIC and the music shop – date to be confirmed.
CHARITY AUCTION & RAFFLE
in aid of the Weldmar Hospice have been postponed until Sunday 11th April. It will be held at The Ropemakers with viewing from 6pm followed by Auction and Raffle at 7pm. Thank you, Roz Copson.
Donations to Roz (01308 422650) or Nigel (01308 281203).
BUDDIES & FACE TO FACE MEET-UPS
The trustees would like to extend the Telephone Support Service to include one to one, face to face contacts for anyone who feels they would like some company occasionally, especially those who may just be coming out of isolation/quarantine or who may be new to LT. These ‘meet ups’ would be socially distanced and outside for now to make them as safe as possible. If you would like to volunteer to be such a contact or would like to meet up with somebody from Living Tree, please email Rosemary with your phone number at email@example.com or phone and leave a message on 07341 916976 with your name and phone number and we will get back to you.