Support groups

New members welcome

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The breast cancer support group at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, is holding an open meeting on Wednesday 18 June 2014. New members are welcome to attend the meeting in the hospital’s Scott Suite between 7pm and 9pm and can bring along a friend or relative.

Bowel cancer support group

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The Bowel Cancer Support Group at The James Cook University Hospital will meet at the Trinity Holistic Centre on Thursday 5 June. New members are welcome to attend the event which runs from 2pm to 4pm and will feature a talk about the cancer family history service.

Kidney patients stride out for charity walk

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The North East Kidney Patients Association (NEKPA) (based at James Cook) is planning a sponsored walk to raise funds for kidney patients in the North East region. NEKPA are meeting at Great Ayton Village Green, on Sunday 8 June 2014; registration from 9am for a prompt 10am start of a 5 mile walk attended by the Middlesbrough Ramblers, who will accompany entrants and supervise throughout.

Think pink for cancer support group

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The Friarage Hospital’s breast cancer support group is looking for donations of cakes and any unwanted gifts for its annual “Pink Stall”. The fundraising stall will be held in the Town Hall, Northallerton, on Saturday 12 April from 9am to 12.30pm as part of a Charities’ Fayre hosted by the Northallerton Rotary Club.

Hundreds unaware they have Paget’s disease

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Rheumatologists at The James Cook University Hospital are urging people to be more aware of Paget’s disease – a common bone disorder which affects hundreds of people across the region without many of them even knowing about it. Patients, carers and health professionals are invited to attend the Paget’s Information Day on Wednesday 14 May 2014 at the Middlehaven Conference Suite, Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, from 10am to 3.30pm.

Book sales benefit future patients

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After beating bowel cancer Bob Todd pulled together a wealth of rare anecdotes for an autobiographical book which has now raised £1,000 for charity. Written by Brian Smith, “Music is my First Love” tells the story of Bob’s early drumming career including encounters with a range of top musical and comic celebrities such as Sting, Elvis Costello and Jim Davidson. It also features stories of Redcar Jazz Club and unique Middlesbrough Football Club memorabilia.

Historic hospitals talk

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Anne Wall and Eileen Brierton of the British Red Cross will give a talk on First World War Hospitals in the North Riding at the next meeting of the Friarage Hospital’s breast cancer support group. The event will take place in the Scott Suite at the Friarage Hospital on Wednesday 19 March between 7pm and 9pm.

Complementary therapy talk

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Friarage Hospital’s breast cancer support group will be holding a meeting on Wednesday 19 February in the Scott Suite at the Friarage Hospital from 7pm to 9pm. The meeting will feature a talk by Katherine Almond, who runs complementary therapy services at the Northallerton Hospital.