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 Support Group
Contact: Tony Grover on 07941 434 351 or email@example.com
Newcastle Support Group
Contact: Maggie’s Centre, 0191 233 6600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
North West Sarcoma Group
Ann Buchan, Sarcoma Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Christie, 0161 446 3094 or 0161 446 3000 (bleep 12906)
Helen Murray, Sarcoma Clinical Specialist Nurse at the MRI, 0161 276 6167 (Pager 07659 537596)
Maxine Cumbo, Specialist Sarcoma Physiotherapist at the MRI, 0161 701 0267 or 0161 276 1234 (bleep 1954)
Liverpool, Merseyside & North Wales Sarcoma Support Group
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.
The Boom Foundation
Scotland - Glasgow
Contact: Catriona Graham, email@example.com 0141 301 7262
Meetings in 2016:
- 9 June 2016 2pm - 4pm
- 10 August 2016 2pm - 4pm
- 12 October 2016 2pm - 4pm
- 14 December 2016 2pm - 4pm
For information please email: SarcomaNurseSpecialist@uhs.nhs.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
Bristol and South West England
Contact: Chris Millman, Sarcoma CNS, 0117 340 3381, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oswestry Support Group
Free parking is available for attendees.
Contact Sister Jane Evans, Macmillan Cancer Nurse Specialist on email@example.com or 01691 404107 for more information.
Sarcoma West Midlands Support Group
This is a patient lead, non-clinical, sarcoma support group meeting, supported by, but independent of Sarcoma UK.
The group is also supported by, but independent of Macmillan staff at Birmingham’s Royal Orthopaedic and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals’ sarcoma centres.
If you would like to be part of the group and/or come along to our first meeting please drop Mark an email message using the contact form or leave a voice message/text 07949 305 835 – Please include your name & contact details.
Yorkshire and Humberside
Sheffield (and surrounding areas)
In November we meet for a fish & chip supper at St Colomb Church Hall
Maxine Eades, Clinical Support Nurse: firstname.lastname@example.org