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A gift of life

Stephanie Davies on how her cancer support group is planning to expand this year Our local cancer support group, Life after Cancer, is launching its first [...]

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Steph Davies (right) runs a free monthly support group for cancer survivors
By Waltham Forest Echo 04 January 2021

Stephanie Davies on how her cancer support group is planning to expand this year

Our local cancer support group, Life after Cancer, is launching its first fundraising campaign called ‘Project 92’.

Among the members of our cancer community, 92% said life after cancer was harder for them than the cancer treatment itself. Demand for support has increased significantly since the start of the pandemic, when our services had to be delivered online.

As part of Project 92, this January we will be delivering ‘A Gentle January Gift’ – a package which is a bit like a January advent calendar, consisting of a daily 9.2-minute video (throughout the month) delivered to your email inbox at 9.20am each morning.

Throughout the month there will be 31 different videos, including yoga, mindfulness, nourishing recipes, coaching, meditation, reflexology, creative writing, drawing, Pilates, slow craft and more. The aim is to increase mental wellbeing and the package is open to all – not just those that have had cancer.

You can take part by purchasing and/or gifting A Gentle January Gift for £12. All proceeds will be donated to Life after Cancer, helping us to continue supporting adults who’ve had cancer.

Participating in this activity will enable us to facilitate a bi-weekly cancer support group and deliver coaching programmes for the whole of 2021 – helping 728 adults who’ve had cancer to form close bonds with people in the community, increasing their physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing, reducing the risk of serious mental distress and helping them build a positive life after their cancer experience.

To purchase A Gentle January Gift or find out more about Life after Cancer: Email [email protected] Facebook /WeAreLAC Instagram @life_aftercancer Twitter @WeAreLAC Visit life-aftercancer.co.uk