Wellness Day for Cancer Survivors

Friday, April 12th 1100 – 1600

In Dorchester-on-Thames Village Hall

The following have already signed up to be at the

in the Village Hall, Queen Street, Dorchester-on-Thames OX10 7HR

Entrance FREE 


1130 The Royal Osteoporosis Society: How we can help you”  Diane Ferraby

 1215 – Putting CAN back into cancer  by Chris Lewis.  Chris is a well-known speaker on the international medical conference circuit, an international speaker on cancer survivorship issues, and founder of cancer charity SimPal.  He has many practical things to say about  what needs to be done to improve services for cancer survivors  

1400  Dermatologist : Skin and cancer – looking after your skin Talk by Dr.Louise Fairfield of Chelsea and Westminster and Royal Marsden NHS Hospitals.  Interactive session with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.


Age UK Oxfordshire‘s physical activity service that runs a wide variety of exercise sessions across the county.                                Includes Strength & Balance exercise classes that aim to prevent falls and work on improving strength & balance.
People can be referred by their GP or healthcare professional. In addition, we have a particular focus on long-term health conditions such as Parkinson’s, COPD, MS and run specific exercise sessions. A home exercise DVD is also available to Oxfordshire residents free of charge.    www.generationgames.org.uk01235 849403

Bosom Friends Breast Cancer Support

Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now  There are over 200 cancer types, but by far the biggest for women is breast cancer.  These two charities are amalgamiting to give a better service to those who rely on their help.

British Tomato Growers  The British Tomato Growers’ Association was launched in July 1997. Prior to this date, there was no uniform voice for the British tomato industry, although regional groups had been in existence for many years to discuss technical issues and growing methods. Today the Association .; Provide a voice for the British tomato industry.; Highlight the exceptional quality, flavour, consistency, appearance and freshness of British tomatoes.; Create a clear identity for the high-quality fruit grown in Britain to meet consumer demands for this.; Develop the British grower’s reputation for reliability, care of production and care for the environment.l Focus on flavour and texture and the introduction of new varieties.; Emphasise and reassure consumers that growing methods are both natural and complimentary to the product and to the environment.; Advise consumers on the health benefits of tomatoes

Isabelle Brough Oncology Massage, Soft Tissue Therapy, Restorative exercise  ” I am an oncology massage practitioner with the Middlesex School of Complementary Medicine as well as a soft tissue therapist and a restorative exercise specialist (having trained with biomechanist and author of books on human movement and diseases of captivity Katy Bowman). I decided to study oncology massage when a young client I helped walk again after brain cancer surgery had a relapse in March 2018. I can offer massage therapy and also teach correctives exercises based on alignment and natural movement that can easily transfer into the way we use our bodies in daily life. Based in a quiet, rural location in Harpsden (RG9 4HH), near Henley-on-Thames.  Free alignment checks and taster seated massage or movement coaching sessions (10 minutes – £5).  Website: www.isabellebrough.weebly.com  Facebookpage: www.facebook.com/SoftTissueTherapyInHenley/Email: isabellebrough@btconnect.comMobile: 07806 792880

Flexitol Moisturising Foot Cream is enriched with Vitamin E, and contains 10% Urea, in a rich and highly concentrated base, to soften and hydrate very dry skin. This gentle, rapidly absorbed formula is suitable for use by those prone to very dry feet and legs.  Flexitol Heel Balm is medically proven to provide relief from dry, cracked skin on heels and feet. (symptoms of foot anhidrosis). It is a highly effective formulation containing 25% Urea, as well as other skin nourishing ingredients, designed to deeply penetrate into the skin for intense moisturisation and hydration.

Georgie at Hair of Dorchester  Massage is beneficial for cancer patients, and Georgie is offering taster hand massages 

Haddenham Healthcare  Lymphoedema care

Healthwatch Oxfordshire is an independent health and social care watchdog. It exists  to listen to your experiences of health and social services in Oxfordshire so that together we can help to improve the services upon which most of us rely. We also provide information in plain English so that you can find your way round the health and social service system.                                             tel  01865 520 520. email hello@healthwatchoxfordshire.co.uk  website www.healthwatchoxfordshire.co.uk where you can also leave feedback on local health and care services by clicking on the ‘Leave Feedback’ option.

La Roche Posay  French clinically-trialled skincare specially developed for cancer patients

LEAP (Local Energy Advice Partnership) After cancer, many suffer from cold.  Often it is a struggle to pay increased fuel bills,  LEAP can help.  They work in close partnership with Local Authorities and Housing Associations across the country to offer eligible residents a completely FREE energy and money saving service. LEAP can help to save you money AND keep your home warm and cosy.
LEAP offers a free of charge in-home advice visit. I found this extremely helpful. 
You can find out more and apply at https://applyforleap.org.uk

Look Good Feel Better is a wonderful organisation offering free confidence boosting skincare and make-up Workshops and Masterclasses for those with cancer (Men and Women), across the UK for people undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. Led by LGFB Beauty Volunteers, the sessions are an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation whilst being taught vital skills such as how to draw on missing eyebrows and eyelashes.  Participants get a fantastic Goodie Bag of top quality cosmetics (I am still using some of mine).  They have also created lots of online tutorials for those who are unable to attend one of their sessions or who would like some extra advice.

 National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is the leading trade association for commercial farmers & growers www.nfuonline.comencouraging the sourcing of British food by buyers within the retail, food service, government and wholesale sectors. An NFU recipe book showcasing farmers will be given to the first 150 visitors, outlining the many reasons for buying British food. Join our campaign: www.nfuonline.com/back-british-farming    With more and more emphasis on ‘eating healthily’, Nutritionists emphasise how important it is to eat healthily. To do this means eating as much locally-grown food as possible, ensuring plants are grown organically, eggs are free-range and anything else you eat has been produced locally to cut down on ‘food miles’. British Farmers produce a huge variety of quality food to the highest standards, and as a bonus manage our beautiful countryside. Under their logo Trust The Tractor – look for the Red Tractor when shopping.  Food and drink bearing this logo has been produced responsibly to world-class standards. The Union Flag denotes the ingredients come from a British farm. Find out more: www.redtractor.org.uk

Oxford Prostate Cancer Group OPCSG aims to support men and their families who are affected by prostate cancer.  We offer support and information to newly diagnosed men, often referred to us by the Churchill Hospital, and we run a programme of group meetings covering topics of interest, as well as social gatherings.  We are developing ideas for working with wives and partners of diagnosed men.  We also aim to raise awareness of prostate cancer and to encourage more men to get checked.

Royal Osteoporosis Society    The Oxford & District Osteoporosis Support Team is a local Volunteer Support team of the Royal Osteoporosis Society. We work with professionals at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre to improve services. We raise awareness and understanding of osteoporosis (fragile bones). We fund research to improve the understanding, prevention and cure of osteoporosis. We help people with osteoporosis live a full life free from pain. Osteoporosis affects 1 in 2 women over the age of 50. Osteoporosis affects 1 in 5 men over the age of 50. Osteoporosis also affects younger people.        Osteoporosis cost the NHS £4.5 billion in 2017 and the cost keeps increasing.

simPal is the only cancer charity in the World offering free pre-paid sim cards for people living with cancer. Support provided by simPal is completely free for up to six months and non-means-tested. Our aim is to keep those living with cancer connected during their most challenging times. If you or someone you know is living with cancer, you can apply by calling 0800 567 7890 and speaking to one of the team.  Their aim is to help cancer patients stay in touch with family, friends and medical team without having to worry about the cost of paying for a Sim card.

TLC – The Lymphoedema Closet.  Designer Marisa Ladogana will be here to get comments on her new range of Tops  and tunics  specifically for women with arm lymphoedema. Tailor-made and designed in Parma, Italy.  “I am eager to meet fellow lymphies to get both feedback on my designs and understand their preferences regarding length of sleeves, colour choices, neckline style etc. mladogana@googlemail.com
Vita Magazine  The Magazine of Breast Cancer Care are providing free copies  of both the current (Winter) issue and the previous (Summer) issue. If you need any other information, you can order the publication for free using ths llink: https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/information-support/publications/download-order Helpline cards also availabl in case anyone feels they need some additional support, they can always call our Nurses.  From research to care, our new charity will have people affected by breast cancer at its heart – providing support for today and hope for the future.Read more at breastcancercare.org.uk/united
Waitrose in Abingdon have kindly supplied refreshments
Parking There is limited parking near-by, and official car parks at the approach to the village on both sides (about 5 -15 minutes walk)
Alternatively both The White Hart (50 yards away) and The George (100 yards away) have parking for patrons who book lunch in bar or restaurant.
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