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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

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

Kings Lynn group supported by Stock Car Racing Community

Kings Lynn group supported by Stock Car Racing Community

Our Kings Lynn group recently had a fabulous evening thanks to Stock Car Fan and KA supporter Nick King, along with Trackstar Racing & the team at the Adrian Flux Arena in Kings Lynn to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer awareness month. The team were set up in prime position to watch all the…

Patient Info Evening Bristol

Cake & Samosa’s Raise Awareness of BRA Day in Leicester

  On Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day – Wednesday 17th October our Leicester group were out raising awareness of Keeping Abreast at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. With it also being National Burn Awareness week, both Keeping Abreast and Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service held a joint Cake & Samosa sale during the day and raised a…

Patient Info Evening Bristol

Pink Party kicks off Octobra in style in Liverpool

Our Liverpool group kicked off Pink OctoBRA in style at the beginning of October with their very own Pink Party! After many weeks of planning and prepping the team welcomed 100 people including consultants and Breast Cancer nurses.  It was a great night lots to do including pin the nipple on the booby, limbo, selling…

Keeping Abreast to Speak at New Search Marketing Event

Keeping Abreast to Speak at New Search Marketing Event

Lisa Becker (Fundraising Officer) is looking forward to speaking about Keeping Abreast at the next meet up 6:15pm – 8th November 2018 The focus of the events is to:  It is free to attend and there will be regular future meet ups for those interested in Search Marketing. Venue is the 1st Floor Event Space,…

Barnard Charity Day

Barnard Charity Day at Bawburgh raises £5,400 for good causes

Thanks so much to Bawburgh Golf Club for raising funds for us and Break Charity as part of Norwich Inns. Well done to all those who took part and special congratulations to the winning team 

carina completes tough mudder

Well done Carina for completing the “Tough Mudder”

Keeping Abreast Norwich Group Secretary Jane Crockett was delighted to receive a magnificent £260 from NNUH Coltishall Ward Staff Nurse Carina Carter who, with her partner, undertook a Tough Mudder Challenge in May to raise funds for the charity. Carina knows the money will be put to good use in making the experience of breast…

Britta and Noah cycle

Thank you to Britta and Noah for completing the Norwich Cycle Swarm

Thank you Breast Reconstruction Nurse Britta Andersen for donating £95 to KA Norwich Group from the Norwich Cycleswarm event you and your son recently took part in. Well done both of you! Britta is kindly spreading awareness of Keeping Abreast by wearing her cycle shirt with the KA logo back and front.

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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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