Support and advice for those affected by cancer

THE mobile information team from Macmillan Cancer Support will visit Lyme Regis today (Tuesday, August 14).

In conjunction with The Living Tree, a cancer support group in Bridport, the team will be offering information, support and advice to everyone interested. Based in the Marine Parade shelters, they invite residents and visitors to drop in for a chat between 10am and 4.30pm.

“We would love to see you,” says team leader Simon Leaper.

Advance details will be available about the new Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support group being launched, with backing and a start-up grant from Macmillan, in September. This will provide a much-needed local point of contact for all those affected by cancer. It will be for anyone who has cancer, or has finished treatment, or has a loved one with cancer, and who would like to access support, companionship and expertise in the Lyme Regis, Uplyme and Axminster areas.

The group is being organised by Mary Kahn with help from a team including Dr Yvonne Hodges and LymeForward. Plans include a fortnightly informal drop-in with relevant exercise classes, creative workshops, talks and more, using venues in both Lyme and Axminster.

If you would like to join this group when it begins, or feel able to contribute either financially, as a volunteer or to help with fundraising, contact

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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