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KA Cheltenham first face-to-face meeting lady with Comfort and Care Bag

It seems KASW (Cheltenham) got off to a good start on Saturday 11th September with a well-attended meeting!

It seems KASW (Cheltenham) got off to a good start on Saturday 11th September with a well-attended meeting! We were asked by Maggie’s to limit our attendance to 12, including KA Volunteers, but as it happened we were 15 in the end, which worked out fine. It was great to be back in action after…

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Keeping Abreast Carol Service Wednesday 15th December, 2021

Keeping Abreast Carol Service 2021 – Wednesday 15th December. Join us from 6:00pm for music, mulled wine and mince pies.  Service from 7:00pm Free to attend but booking is required via Event: Donations appreciated.


POSTPONED Keeping Abreast Norwich Group evening at M&S Norwich.

POSTPONED  – Keeping Abreast Norwich Group evening at M&S Norwich – New date will be spring 2022 Coffee will be offered at 5pm in the cafe, and will will then join the lingerie ladies for the evening. Please come along and bring a friend. Please RSVP to

er run together

Thank you to our amazing London Marathon 2021 team

Thank you to our amazing London Marathon 2021 team

Ceilidh Poster landscape

POSTPONED – Come and join us for a fun evening of reeling…

Come and join us on Saturday 20th November for an evening of reeling hosted by our Trustee Rachel Contact us for tickets or if you need any more information

Spring Newsletter 2021

Take a look at our recent newsletter – Spring 21

Take a look at our recent newsletter – Spring 21 Take a look at our recent newsletter which is sent to everyone signed up.  If you have not signed up don’t worry you can still view it here: Keeping Abreast Spring 21 Newsletter If you want to make sure you get all future updates just…

Beverley puts walking boots on


It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and for the past few weeks Beverley Birritteri, one of the founders of our charity, has been putting on her walking boots to raise much-needed funds. Beverley wanted an ambitious walking challenge and decided to complete 122 miles in total, which is the equivalent of the distance from Norwich, where…

More than just a fashion show

‘More Than Just Fashion’ shows postponed until March 2022

Virtual Quiz


Thanks so much to all those who supported our virtual quizzes.

Kings Lynn Festive trees

Kings Lynn’s festive trees

They have been going Christmas tree crazy at our Kings Lynn group with two charity trees popping up at the St Nicholas Church Christmas Tree Fayre in Dersingham and the St Peter and St Paul Church in Swaffham.  All the decorations were hand made by the group and I think you will agree they look…


Reconstruction volunteers needed to help medical students at Norfolk & Norwich Hospital

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) are looking for volunteers to help the medical students with their OSCE (surgical) exams and their teaching questions.  They are looking for people who have had breast cancer and who, ideally, have had breast reconstruction, as this is what the medical students will be looking at.  Volunteers need…

KA Carol Service Date update

Keeping Abreast 2019 Carol Service

KA Carol Service


This year’s Keeping Abreast Carol Service was a great success. Several hundred supporters braved a cold winter evening to attend the festive event at the magnificent St Peter Mancroft Church in Norwich on Wednesday 11th December where they were entertained by the wonderful Norwich Citadel Band of The Salvation Army and the fabulous Norfolk &…

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…

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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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