Lister Hospital Celebrate International Nurses Day

Our Herts & Beds group were out promoting their group at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage last week to celebrate International Nurse’s Day. Caroline Brooking (Staff Nurse Plastic Surgery Outpatients and KA Volunteer) was on hand with her colleagues to provide information about the group and the services they offer. They were also able to promote the new patient packs they …

Bristol ‘BRA’ Evening Success

A team of volunteers from our Bristol group were delighted to support the team of breast reconstruction nurses and surgeons of Southmead Hospital recently at a patient information evening. Ms Phillippa Jackson Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon from the North Bristol NHS Trust led the evening talking about breast reconstructive surgery, to approximately 46 people many of whom are currently …

Kings Lynn Afternoon Tea

Our Kings Lynn would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the group at their Afternoon Tea on 12th January at the Knights Hill Hotel.  Thanks to your generosity we are pleased to announce that they raised an amazing £395.20.

First Meeting of 2019 a Success

A message from the Chair ” Thank you to all the ladies who came along to our most recent support group. Despite the difficulties it was great to see 18 of you (4 of which that were new) and we hope that the impromptu Q&A session was useful to you and hope to see you again on 9th February at …

Cheltenham Volunteer talks to local WI

Our Cheltenham Chair Jacky Robertson, recently visited another local WI meeting to talk about her experiences of having breast reconstruction and to highlight the work Keeping Abreast does. Oxstalls WI in Gloucester, listened to Jacky highlight a bit about her background, diagnosis and the journey she has been on since that time, both personally and with the charity. She added …

Christmas Bake Off in Liverpool

There was a Christmas Bake Off  Challenge in store for our Liverpool group last week.  10 members of the group got together to test out their baking and decorating skills by creating some of the most wonderful Christmas Cakes.  Ruth Ellison one of our lead volunteers added “It was great to get together with everyone outside of the hospital and …

Cheltenham Group Enjoy a Pamper!

Our Cheltenham group had a well deserved pamper morning as part of their last support group of 2018.  They welcomed guests; Jane from the charity ‘Look Good, Feel Better’ who offered advice and demonstrations on make up and also Amy from Forget me Nails who offered treatments to all that attended. There was also an opportunity for the ladies to …

Pink Party kicks off Octobra in style in Liverpool

Our Liverpool group kicked off Pink OctoBRA in style at the beginning of October with their very own Pink Party! After many weeks of planning and prepping the team welcomed 100 people including consultants and Breast Cancer nurses.  It was a great night lots to do including pin the nipple on the booby, limbo, selling retro sweets on the tables, …

Cake & Samosa’s Raise Awareness of BRA Day in Leicester

On Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day – Wednesday 17th October our Leicester group were out raising awareness of Keeping Abreast at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. With it also being National Burn Awareness week, both Keeping Abreast and Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service held a joint Cake & Samosa sale during the day and raised a total of £342. Megan Sweeney Burns …