Local support groups

There are a number of sarcoma support groups around the country and new ones starting up all the time.

Click on a region below to see support groups in your area and check the Events section for all upcoming meetings

These groups are run independently of Sarcoma UK so please check with the organisers that the times and venues are up-to-date before you travel.

East Anglia

East Anglia Support Group

Meets:
Last Friday of every month, 1-3pm
Venue:
The Big 'C' Centre, Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Colney Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UY
More information:

Contact: Tony Grover on 07941 434 351 or eassn@talktalk.net

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East Midlands

East Midlands Sarcoma Support Group

Meets:
Third Tuesday of every month, 5 - 7pm
Venue:
Helen Webb House, 35 Westleigh Road, Leicester, LE3 0HH
More information:

Contact: Anita Pabla on 079 49678934 or anitapabla@nhs.net

 


 

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London

London

Meets:
First Weds of the month at alternate sites, 4 - 6pm
Venue:
See below
More information:
Ground Floor Physio Gym in The Markus Centre, Royal Marsden Hospital, London SW3 6JJ. (NB: Easiest access to this department is via the Dovehouse Street entrance)
The Support Group Room, Ground floor, Support and Information Service, UCLH Macmillan Cancer Centre, Huntley Street, London, WC1E 6AG
 
 
 
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North East

North of England Sarcoma Support Group

Meets:
3pm - 5pm
Venue:
The Royal Victoria Infirmary
More information:

Contact: nuth.sarcomasupportgroup@nhs.net or phone Brioney Scott (CNS) 01912 448 879

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North West

North West Sarcoma Support Group

Meets:
Meets on the fourth Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November from 2pm.
Venue:
Maggie’s Manchester, The Robert Parfett Building The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 15 Kinnaird Road Manchester M20 4QL
More information:

Contacts: 

Helen Murray, Sarcoma Clinical Specialist Nurse at the MRI, 0161 276 6167 (Pager 07659 537596)

Maggie's Manchester: 0161 641 4848, manchester@maggiescentres.org

Liverpool, Merseyside & North Wales Sarcoma Support Group

Meets:
5 March, 7 May, 2 July, 3 September, 5 November 2019
Venue:
North West Cancer Research Building, 200 London Road, Liverpool, L3 9TA
More information:

An informal meeting where we hope you will find a comfortable envrionment to chat over tea and cake.  The aim of the support group is to provide information, friendship and emotional support for current and former patients, relatives and carers and anyone affected by sarcoma.

Contact Lesley Abraham 07946 414 576 lesleyabraham@hotmail.co.uk or Robert Myers 07710 123 960 rob.myers51@googlemail.com

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Northern Ireland

The Boom Foundation

Meets:
Check their website for latest events
Venue:
Mitre room, Mitre Rehabilitation Unit, Musgrave Park Hospital
More information:

If you are interested in attending, please email the The Boom Foundation on info@theboomfoundation.co.uk or call 07540 896470 theboomfoundation.co.uk

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Scotland

Scotland - Glasgow

Meets:
Third Wednesday of every month, 6:30pm - 8pm
Venue:
Maggie's Centre, Gartnavel General Hospital, 1053 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0YN
More information:
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South West

Bournemouth

Meets:
8 May, 10 July, 11 September, 13 November, 2-4pm
Venue:
The Grove Hotel: 2, Grove Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AU (01202 552233)
More information:

info@sarcoma-support-south.org.uk 

The Bournemouth Support Group consists of a small number of sarcoma patients and carers who have got together to make friends and support each other. Their meetings are friendly and informal and we occasionally have guest speakers.

See website for further details www.sarcoma-support-south.org.uk 

 

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Wales

Oswestry Support Group

Meets:
First Monday of every other month 4-6pm
Venue:
Room 3 of the Conference Suite, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital
More information:
Free parking is available for attendees.

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Contact Sister Jane Evans, Macmillan Cancer Nurse Specialist on jane.evans24@nhs.net or 01691 404107 for more information.

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West Midlands

Sarcoma West Midlands Support Group

Meets:
Check event pages or group website
Venue:
thestudiobirmingham, 7 Cannon St. B2 5EP
More information:

The West Midlands Support Group began in July 2018, and is open to anyone affected by sarcoma.

For any queries about the group, please contact Brian at brian@sarcoma-westmids.support

http://sarcoma-westmids.support 

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Yorkshire and Humberside

Sheffield (and surrounding areas)

Meets:
Second Friday of alternate months (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov), normally 6.30-8.30pm
Venue:
Large Committee Room, First Floor, Weston Park Hospital
More information:

In November we meet for a fish & chip supper at St Colomb Church Hall

Contact: Maxine Eades, Clinical Support Nurse on maxine.eades@sth.nhs.uk or one of the Support Group leaders Barry Davis barry.davis1848@btinternet.com

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