We are delighted to say that following relaxation of the restrictions, Acorn has reopened for business. August meetings were successfully held in Ramsey, Huntingdon and St Ives on their normal dates and times, with Covid guidelines in place. However, a new venue is currently being used in St Ives at the Methodist Church on The Waits. A Summer lunch was also enjoyed by the members on 1st September at Slepe Hall Hotel
All of us look forward to welcoming our cancer patient members and carers back in the months to come. We hope to steadily rebuild our programme.
We are now also ready to welcome any new patients and carers. Please pass on this message to any that you may know and would benefit from our support.
You will wish to know that despite removal of formal restrictions, we intend to follow a cautious approach with regards to Covid 19. We ask that you arrive at the reception desk with masks on until seated; also to replace them if you have a therapy.
We aim to provide drinks and a light lunch which will be served by our Volunteers at our meetings.
We are conscious of the uncertainty, worry and loneliness you may be feeling, whether you are a patient or carer, through the additional isolation caused by the pandemic. So do come to one of our meetings and enjoy the benefit of mutual support and social interaction with those who understand.
If you would like to know more before you come, please call us on 07739 934524. You can hear more about what is on offer at our free support meetings and the range of free social outings we provide.
In the meantime, why not try our fun seated exercise and relaxation sessions. You can access these at home using your tablet or laptop, via the therapy tab above. If you do, then please let us know what you think via the feedback tab or the email link above
Best wishes to you all; we look forward to seeing you.
We are very thankful to have received a £500 donation from the St Ives Rotary Club.
The St Ives Rotary Club has long been supporters of The Acorn Cancer Support Group. To show our thanks and appreciation Gordon Dyer from Acorn attended a recent meeting of the St Ives Rotary Club. During the meeting Gordon shared some insights into the work of the charity and some of the challenges encountered due to the recent pandemic.
We would very much like to thank all those involved with the Rotary Club for their fantastic work, kind donation and ongoing support. We would also like to thank all of those within the local community who support their fundraising activities throughout the year.
Acorn are seeking 3 new volunteers with management experience to act as Trustees for the group. These appointments provide a wonderful opportunity for the recently retired person to continue to use their skills to help the local community. However, vacancies are open to anyone with the necessary background and a little time to help this worthwhile local charity.
After a suitable period of induction there are opportunities to be involved with operational aspects of the charity, e.g., promotion, fundraising, social outing arrangements and the Hon Sec role.
If you are able to help please Contact Us for further information.
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