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Now taking place once again, our face-to-face support meetings, held in Cheltenham, are informal, relaxed and open to those who wish to gain more information about breast reconstruction as an immediate procedure after a diagnosis of breast cancer or due to a hereditary risk. Alternatively, it may be that you are considering breast reconstruction after a previous mastectomy.

The face-to-face meetings provide the opportunity to meet and talk with other women who are considering, undergoing or post-reconstruction. Family and friends are very welcome plus there are always refreshments and often a speaker and a raffle.

Where we usually meet

Maggie’s in Cheltenham,
The Lodge, College Baths Rd,
Cheltenham, GL53 7QB

Pay and display available at Sanford Lido nearby.

Meeting Dates

2023 Dates:

Saturday 14th January 2023
Scar Management

Saturday 11th February 2023
Trichology - how it may help

Saturday 11th March 2023
Breast Reconstruction Surgery Q&A - Coffee, Cake & Chat

Saturday 15th April 2023
Benefits of Exercise - talk by Felice Marchetti, Senior Health Trainer with the NHS and Macmillan Next Steps

Saturday 13th May 2023
Just Row Gloucestershire - the many benefits of rowing - eg. greater confidence, increased fitness and camaraderie

Saturday 10th June 2023
Nipple Restoration Tattooing

Saturday 8th July 2023
Meet Caroline Oates, our Breast Care Nurse Specialist

Saturday 9th September 2023
Welcome back! Coffee, chat and cake

Saturday 14th October 2023
Lymphoedema - Clinical Lead

Saturday 11th November
Breast Reconstruction Surgery Q&A with Nurse Specialist

Saturday 9th December
Christmas-themed coffee and chat

Meeting Times

10.15am for 10.30am start



Breast Reconstruction Nurse:
Caroline Oates
Phone: 01174 148700

For support groups and fundraisers in the future, please check prior to attending on social media, our website or by phoning our office HQ (01603 819113) to see if they are taking place or not. Thank you.


As well as supporting women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and looking to have an immediate or delayed reconstruction, Keeping Abreast also supports those women looking to have elective reconstruction surgery due to the discovery of a breast cancer gene.

This support is provided by our sister group ‘Nick of Time’.

Click here for more details


Alternatively you can watch a range of informational videos on our YouTube channel.


We are always on the look-out for volunteers to join us to help run our Support Groups so that we can offer support to
more women considering, facing and undergoing breast reconstruction.

Ideally we are looking for some previous reconstruction patients who would be willing to talk to others about their
journeys, and also some individuals to help with the administrative side of things too!

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us here.

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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