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fans helping keep cool

Norwich group help Plastics Dept keep cool

Another donation by Keeping Abreast Norwich Group to the Plastics Outpatients Department to make the experience of our patients in the clinic and those looking after them a little more comfortable! Jane Crockett, Secretary of the Group, presented 6 desk fans purchased with funds raised by us to Lead Breast Reconstruction Nurse Ruth Harcourt.

Sheila and friends

Sheila & friends raises funds for KA Norwich

Here’s a lovely photo of Sheila (on the right) and three friends taken at an event Sheila organised to raise funds for KA Norwich and Cancer Research UK. Sheila had her breast reconstruction in March and was so grateful for the support she received from KA at the time that she felt she wanted to…

Cheltenham group working together

Cheltenham group working together with other organisations

Jacky, from out Cheltenham group attended the Macmillan Share,Learn,Meet conference which was brilliant for networking  in the local area of Cheltenham & Gloucester.  There were businesses & Support groups & the ideas on how can we reach a wider public, share information & help each other.  What a great day! #collaboration

Cheltenham group talk to WI

Cheltenham Group talks at local WI group

Jacky from Keeping Abreast Cheltenham spoke at her local WI meeting in Coaley.  Thanks to Jacky for speaking about her journey and answering all the questions and thank to all those from the WI who attended.  Thank you so much to all those who gave a donation to the charity too.

Pink Pen Pots

Pink Pen Pots at Cheltenham

Cheltenham Group find another use for the Keeping Abreast penny pots!  If you want to have a penny or pen pot please contact us!  Either pop in your odd change in to an empty pot or take out a pen and pop in a pound! Thanks to all those supporting the Cheltenham group with penny…

Thanks Discount Displays

Thanks to Discount Displays for supplying our new A Boards to help advertise our groups

Handover of cheque for trolleys

Handover of cheque to purchase four trolleys for the Plastics Outpatients Department by KA Norwich

Chairman Liz Winter, Treasurer Carol Hale and Secretary Jane Crockett to Sister Jane Knights and Breast Reconstruction Nurse Specialist Ruth Harcourt. NNUH NHS FT‏ Our thanks go to @KAbreast for their generous donation of £1,600 . Funds raised will be used to purchase 4 treatment trollies for use within the plastic surgery department for patients who…

Barnard Charity Day

Barnard Charity Golf Day

We are delighted to be one of the chosen charities at this year’s Barnard Charity Golf Day. Every year Bawburgh Golf Club host a fantastic day for all golfers and raise funds for charity. This year it is on Monday 9th July, we would love to see you there. Get in touch as we are…

Norwich Inns Charity of the year

Norwich Inns selects Keeping Abreast as their Charity of the Year

A great day was had with the Norwich Inns Group to launch the Keeping Abreast Charity of the Year 2018/19 relationship. Fundraiser Lisa Becker and trustee Jayne Raffles attended the day to present to the group and arm them with ‘pink’ goodies which will support them with their fundraising. We are looking forward to some…

Strictly Fitness

Strictly “Fitness” Dance Challenge!

Just-walk 2018

Just Walk 2018: Dust off those hiking boots and Just Walk for Keeping Abreast.

How                       Visit: When                   Saturday, 12th May 2018 Where                  Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester What                     10k, 25km, 35km, 45km or 60k charity walk Just imagine it: the first signs of Spring are blossoming around you as walk through a back drop of dramatic rolling hills, idyllic pastures and tranquil woodland, either just enjoying the time to…

MS evening cheltenham

M&S evening dedicated to post surgery patients – Cheltenham

The-Library-Ladies-night pamper eve

Ladies Pamper Evening At the Library Restaurant Norwich

Thank you Almary

Thank you to Almary Green

We were one of the 10 lucky charities to be awarded funding at the Almary Green Awards. After a successful application we were delighted to benefit from a share of funding which we will use to produce a ‘toolkit’ for use at support groups, fundraising and networking events to help raise awareness of breast cancer…

Media-article QE2 Hospital

QE2 Hospital – Kings Lynn media article “…Fresh confidence thanks to reconstructive surgery”

Bra Day Southmead hospital

A great success at BRA Day at Southmead Hospital

The event, believed to be the first held in the UK, was based on an initiative by Canadian plastic surgeon Mitchell Brown MD in 2011 to promote education, awareness and access for people considering post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. The BRA Day, held at The Holiday Inn in Filton, was open to anybody who wanted to find…

Jane 10 for 10

Thanks to Jayne Raffles for completing your 10 for 10

Thanks so much to our Trustee Jayne who has been collecting 10p’s as part of her 10 for 10 for Keeping Abreast Jane raised an amazing £10.00 from popping 10p’s into a money pot during October to celebrate our 10th Year Anniversary. Thank you so much

Patient Info Evening Bristol

Well done to Jane for completing her 10 for 10

Well done to one of our Trustees Jane who did amazing in her 10 for 10 in collaboration with The Fitness Space Gym, who ran, cycled or rowed 10 times in Sept for Keeping Abreast and raised £128.83 for Keeping Abreast.  Well done Jane and thank you

Jonathan 10 for 10

Well done to Jonathan for completing your 10 for 10

Another one of our Trustees, Jonathan completed his 10 for 10! Massive well done to our Vice Chair Johnathan D’Arcy who completed his 10 for 10 Challenge at the weekend, swimming 10km in just 3 hours and 24 minutes – WOW!

KA Portrait exhibition

Keeping Abreast Portrait Exhibition returns to Norwich

To celebrate Keeping Abreast’s 10th Anniversary KA Norwich is pleased to present the Keeping Abreast Portrait Exhibition. KAPE is a collection of 50 professional photographic portraits of women who are at different stages of breast reconstruction following breast cancer or preventative surgery. It has been a project over several years by Norfolk photographer Julia Holland…

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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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