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Swaffam Christmas Trees

Swaffham Annual Festival of Christmas Trees

Our Kings Lynn Support Group  are taking part in the Annual Festival of Christmas Trees at St. Peter & St. Paul Church Swaffham from Saturday 30th November to Saturday 7th December open daily 10am – 4pm ( Sunday 11am – 4pm). Please pop along to see over 30 trees decorated by local charities. Free admission…

Lister Hospotal Celebration

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…

Bristol Bra day

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…

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

Today is World Cancer Day and we are supporting their message to say that you have the power to reduce the impact of cancer for yourself, the people you love and for the world … #IamAndIWill #worldcancerday. #breastreconstruction is just a small part of someone’s breast cancer journey but for those who decide that they would like it, Keeping…

Kings Lynn Afternoon teat

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.

Cheltenham Volunteer talks

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…

First Meeting of 2019

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…

Stalham Christmas Tree Festival

Stalham Christmas Tree Festival

Well to Jan, Elaine and our Stalham Outreach group for their tree too which was part of the Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary’s Church Stalham.

Cheltenham group looking good

Cheltenham Group looking good and feeling better!

Our south west groups have had a busy couple of months so our Cheltenham group hosted a pamper evening as an end of year treat to their members.  Representatives from Look Good Feel Better offered advice on make up and a local nail technician gave guests a complimentary nail polish.

Christmas bake off liverpool

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…

Carol Service 2018

Another festive Carol Service to bring 2018 to an end

So lovely to see so many familiar faces at our Christmas Carol Service. Lovely ladies we support through the charity bringing along their family and friends, a network of new and lasting friendships. And so nice to welcome new faces to the crowd to tell them all about the great things KA are up to.…

Ho Ho Ho from Leicester

HO HO HO from Keeping Abreast Leicester

Our Leicester group certainly got into the Christmas Spirit this weekend by taking part in the Loughborough Santa 5k! Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to everyone that sponsored them.

Sheffield Launch support groups

Sheffield launch their Keeping Abreast support groups

Keeping Abreast Sheffield BRA Day We are so pleased to announce our first Keeping Abreast support group took place at  the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Surgical Outpatients, B Floor, Glossop Road, Sheffield. The group plan hold bi-monthly meetings, thanks to all who helped with this support group.

Cheltenham group pamper

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…

Freddies 10 for 10 challenge

A huge well done to Freddie on completing his 10 for 10 challenges

Well done to Freddie who can completed 10 challenges as part of the Keeping Abreast 10 for 10 celebrating 10 years of the charity. Freddie 10 for 10 comprised of: Football match Pink parade Christmas fair Carol service reading Cloakroom assistance at holiday inn Sweet jars Non uniform day Easter cake raffle Gardening with Grandad…

KA Liverpool strut stuff

KA Liverpool strut their stuff on the catwalk

It was a great night, held at Pablinos on the 8th November.  We wanted to show that women can still look great after reconstruction and have fun. It was a great experience, having hair and make up done professionally and hearing so many lovely compliments.  The clothes were provided by Bags of Sparkle Liverpool. Thanks…

Join Kings Lynn for afternoon tea

Join the Kings Lynn Group for afternoon Tea

Join the Keeping Abreast Kings Lynn group for a delicious Afternoon Tea on Saturday 12th January from 2.30pm at Knights Hill Hotel. Tickets available via email: or message us via facebook. *** Adults £15 & Children £9***

Charity film awards

Charity Film Awards – please vote for our amazing video

VOTING IS NOW OPEN for the Charity Film Awards so please go online and vote for our promotional video ‘I have, I am, I will’ created for us by the brilliant team at Production Bureau Ltd. We are so proud of this so please share this with all your friends and family so we can get as many…

KA Norwich join the festive fun

KA Norwich join in the festive fun

Norwich group join in the festivities at The Festive Fair at the Forum Norwich again.  Thank you to all our volunteers, ticket buyers and, of course, to Carolyn Atkins for inviting KA Norwich to have a stall over the four days.

Festive Carol Service 2018

Festive Carol Service 2018

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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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