About us

Everything you need to know about the charity, our aims and how we can help you.

About Us

About keeping abreast

Keeping Abreast was established in September 2007 by patients Anna Beckingham and Beverley Birritteri and Breast Reconstruction nurse specialist Ruth Harcourt. They recognised a great need for women, both newly diagnosed with breast cancer and facing the possibility of mastectomy, and also women further down the line who are also considering reconstructive surgery, to be able to meet and talk to other women who have been through similar experiences. This allows women make an informed choice about whether or not to proceed with breast reconstruction

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Our Objectives

Since our conception we have always had four main objectives:

• To provide information, support, practical help and advice for those considering breast reconstruction, including the opportunity to share the experiences of others.

• To enrich the quality of care for those recovering from breast reconstruction.

• To raise awareness of Keeping Abreast within the UK.

• To encourage and support the establishment of other KA groups nationwide.

HOW WE HELP

In simple terms, we offer women, who are considering or going through reconstruction, and their families:

  • A national network of volunteers willing to offer support and advice.
  • An informal and relaxed atmosphere to talk about all aspects of breast reconstruction.
  • The opportunity to meet other women who have faced or are facing similar issues.
  • The chance to see results of reconstructive surgery, information, support and practical help.
  • Answers to your questions based on real experiences from people who have recently dealt with similar issues.
  •  Informative talks from professionals associated with breast reconstruction, as well as related procedures and general well-being.

Thank you to the businesses that support us!

Get In Touch

  01603 819113

Keeping Abreast, Oak Lodge
Business Centre
129 School Lane,
Little Melton,
Norwich NR9 3LB

About Us

Keeping Abreast was established in September 2007 by patients Anna Beckingham and Beverley Birritteri and Breast Reconstruction nurse specialist Ruth Harcourt. They recognised a great need for women, both newly diagnosed with breast cancer and facing the possibility of mastectomy, and also women further down the line who are also considering reconstructive surgery, to be able to meet and talk to other women who have been through similar experiences. This allows women make an informed choice about whether or not to proceed with breast reconstruction.

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