Our speaker in June was Sarah Cotton, a MacMillan Nurse based at Hayward House. It was a privilege to hear about her dedicated work in supporting patients with cancer and their relatives. She told us some of the various aspects including psychological help; treatment with chemotherapy; radiotherapy and palliative care and important times to discuss a patient’s wishes. Also the vital help bereaved children need including family involvement, memory boxes and school support. She told us of the critical shortage of staff and various members talked about their experiences.
The next meeting is on Thursday July 4th at 8.00pm in the Institute, when the speaker is Julie Ede with her subject “Wonderful, Wily, Wicked, Wallis” (Simpson) Do come and join us for some interesting stories !!!!
The Crafty Chatters
A new craft group has been set up in Lowdham, meeting every Friday, 1.00pm till 4.30pm in the W.I. Hall, Lowdham.
Sessions cost £3 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits/cake. We would like crafters from all disciplines to come along and enjoy an afternoon chatting and crafting.
For those who sew we’ll have a sewing machine or two and an ironing board, knitters bring your needles and crocheters bring your hooks, colourers bring a pencil sharpener and ruggers bring your frames.
It will be a great opportunity to share knowledge and pick up tips, plus you might get inspiration to try a new craft! Open to all ages and all crafters. Phone Jane Waite 07985293351 or 01159 664907 if you have any questions.