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LEICESTER SUPPORT 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.

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 the KA HQ via the contact details below.

Where we usually meet

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

Meeting dates

2022 Dates

Our first Support Group Meeting in 2022 will be in the evening on Monday 10th January (times to be confirmed). If you would like to come along or find out more, please email: kaleicester@gmail.com for more info.

Meeting times

GET IN TOUCH

Megan Sweeney – Burns & Plastics Specialist Nurse
Megan.Sweeney@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Debbie Harrison – Lead Volunteer
kaleicester@gmail.com

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.

HEREDITARY BREAST CANCER

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

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

WANT TO HELP?

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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