Leicester

We are part of the Keeping Abreast support

network in the Midlands. We are here for you.

Leicester

We are part of the Keeping Abreast support

network in the Midlands. We are here for you.

Local Groups

Leicester

About our group:

Our group started in 2016 and we support ladies from in and around Leicester. We offer a friendly and informal opportunity for those facing or considering breast reconstruction surgery to speak to women who have been through similar experiences and see real-life results of reconstructive surgery.

Where we meet:

Sue Young Cancer Support in Leicestershire & Rutland (previously Helen Webb House), 35 Westleigh Road, Leicester, LE3 0HH

When we meet:

2021 dates

September 2021 (exact date to be confirmed)
Following the success of our first real-life Keeping Abreast Leicester Support Group since the pandemic in July, we are busy planning another Support Group meeting in September (exact date to be confirmed, so please check back again soon). This will be at Sue Young Cancer Support In Leicestershire & Rutland (previously Helen Webb House), 35 Westleigh Road, Leicester, LE3 0HH with times to be advised soon.

For more information, visit the Keeping Abreast – Leicester Support Group page on Facebook or contact us by email at: kaleicester@gmail.com or by phoning KA HQ on 01603 819113.

Want to help?

As a relatively new group, we are always on the look-out for volunteers to join us to help run the group, so we can offer support to more women considering and undergoing breast reconstruction. Ideally, we are looking for some previous reconstruction patients who would be willing to talk to others about their own individual journey and also some individuals to help with the administrative side of things. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact either Megan or Debbie or KA HQ via the contact details below.

Get in touch:

Megan Sweeney – Burns & Plastics Specialist Nurse

Megan.Sweeney@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Debbie Harrison – Lead Volunteer

kaleicester@gmail.com

Keeping Abreast Head Office

info@keepingabreast.org.uk

Alternatively, you can send us a message via our Volunteers Page here

Latest News:

We are so grateful to everyone who has been fundraising for us over the past few years, and we are delighted to share with you some images of the items that we have been purchasing to benefit our own reconstruction patients. Below are our dedicated information packs that are given to patients on their first consultation, a pamper pack for those who are currently in hospital for surgery then, finally, a post-operative bra that patients need to wear after surgery.

Nick of Time:

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 the discovery of a breast cancer gene. This support is provided by our sister group ‘Nick of Time’. It is likely that there will be elective surgery patients at your local group, but if you would like specific information or further details please contact Nick of Time.

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