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NEWS FROM
HINCHINGBROOKE HOSPITAL

Macmillan Information Service – Woodlands Reception:
Pop into the Information Office and have a chat with us!


Come and help us launch the official opening of the ‘Information Service’ on Macmillan’s Largest Coffee Morning on 29th September 10-12.00.

Pop along for a natter and see the resources we have that may benefit your patients or someone you know, all welcome!  Please let Eileen know in advance on ext 8348 if you are planning to attend or better still want to donate a cake!

LINK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

HOPE is a course developed by Macmillan Cancer Support and Coventry University to support you after cancer treatment.

It can help you rediscover your strengths and overcome the emotional and practical challenges of life after cancer.

You can also share your experiences and get support from other people going through the same thing.

You don't have to face it alone.

HOPE is a free six week course and each session runs for 2 1/2 hours (usually on the same day and time each week).

Each is run by a health and social care professional and volunteer trained to support you to feel more like yourself again. If it's not easy to commit to the full six week course, there are other options:

• two day courses

• a three hour single HOPE workshop called 'Take Control'.

These cover some useful skills and ways of coping that can help you manage life after cancer treatment.

LINK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

lodge Fantastic News – Donation from Ailwyn Lodge, Ramsey

The immediate Past Master of the Ailwyn Lodge Ramsey, John Pilbeam, and the Lodge Charity Steward, David Perkins came to the recent Ramsey meeting to present a wonderful cheque to Acorn for £1200.  David revealed that half of the total had been raised by the Lodge Brethren which had then been doubled by the Provincial Charity Steward of Northamptonshire.

In accepting the cheque Simon Townend thanked all those involved in raising the funds at the Lodge and at Province.   He asked the guests to be Acorn ambassadors and to pass on an invitation to any Lodge member or anyone they knew affected by cancer in the local area to draw on the support we offer. They would be very welcome at the Ramsey group.

Huntingdon Carnival

Simon, Shirley, Jan, Gordon, Michael and with encouragement from Janet attended the Huntingdon Carnival on Saturday 12 August to staff the Acorn Gazebo.

Fortunately, the possible threat of rain did not materialise and a total of some £260 was raised for Acorn from the raffle, a name the Storm-trooper competition, Simon’s stewardship of the horse racing, along with the supplement from two donations. The Stormtrooper was won by our own Liz who successfully chose the correct name of Lithrakwhich was No. 57 on the list of names.

lodge Cheque from St. Ives

Acorn held its 2017 Spring Lunch at Slepe Hall on Thursday 25th May which was thoroughly enjoyed by all 71 who attended. It was also a chance to welcome and thank some notable guests – the new Mayor of St Ives, Cllr Philip Pope; the immediate past Mayor Cllr Debbie Townsend who also presented a cheque for £250; the new Deputy Mayor, and past Mayor of Huntingdon Bill Hensley; and of course our own former-Mayor of Huntingdon Colin Hyams, and Rhyse Plummer-Coles whose sponsorship completing the recent London Marathon raised the wonderful sum of £1700 for Acorn.

Dates for the Dairy
Saturday 14 October

We are delighted to announce that the very popular Hemingford Ladies Choir are performing a concert at the Free Church St Ives on Saturday 14 October, with the proceeds coming to Acorn.
Doors will open at 6.30pm with the performance starting at 7pm. Tickets will cost £10. 
Further details of ticket distribution and programme will follow.
In the meantime please make a note in your diary and see if you, and/or family and friends would like to join us.

Film Club

Link to the latest movies planned for the Film Club and now see the trailers.

The Film Club is held at the Field Lodge Hotel, London Rd, St Ives, starting with light lunch at 1.30pm and film show at 2pm. Contact Gordon if interested – only 14 places available.

Dates for the Dairy
September 21st.
Boat Trips and Dolphin Hotel

December 14th.
Xmas lunch Slepe Hall.
         
 

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