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Happy Birthday Bosom Buddies!

Date: 
13th October 2015

Happy Birthday Bosom Buddies!

On Tuesday 6th October, two of our Macmillan Project team were invited to the 7th Birthday Party of Bosom Buddies, a local support group run by and for anyone affected by the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. June Travers-Wakeford and Cindy Court, who are based in our Bideford and Barnstaple offices, attended the event that was held in Boston Tea Party in Barnstaple.

The fun loving and friendly group are all at different stages of their journey, some have been in remission for many years and others have only just started their treatment. They meet together socially for mutal support and have meetings with speakers and occasional social outings.

One thing they all have in common is their camaraderie, and the event saw many members along with their families attend for a celebration of the group.

Both June and Cindy were able to offer assistance, as many of the members did not realise the help that was available through Macmillan, including grants for new underwear where a mastectomy had taken place and wigs for those who have suffered hair loss.

The meetings are held at Barnstaple's Rugby Club at 7:00pm on the first Tuesday of each month (except January). For more information about the group, check out their Facebook page www.facebook.com/bosombuddiesnorthdevon

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