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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…

AGM

Annual General Meeting

On Wednesday 17th May members gathered at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital for the 9th Annual General Meeting for Keeping Abreast. Please find below the minutes for the meeting – full copies of the Chair & Treasurers report are available on request. AGM Minutes 2017

Patient Info Evening Bristol

Patient Information Evening Southmead Hospital Bristol 18th January 2017

Patient Information Evening at Southmead Hospital Mr Sherif Wilson, Breast Reconstruction Plastic Surgeon, will be giving a lecture on the topic of Breast Reconstruction This will be held on Wednesday 18th January 2017, doors open at 7:00 pm Learning & Research Centre Southmead Hospital, Bristol, BS10 5NB Any enquiries please email Tina Robinson or Sue…

Maggies Cookery workshop

Maggies & KASW host Cookery Workshop

This Saturday, 10th December, our Keeping Abreast South West group are hosting there last coffee morning of the year and are delighted to also be involved in the Maggies Christmas Cookery workshop. The cookery workshop will be hosted by Caroline Hockley, Maggie’s Nutritionist who will be creating a number of delicious dishes following which she…

Thank you Hansells

Thank you to one of our annual sponsors Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisers

Another Huge thanks to Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisers for donating the sum of £356.23.

Norwich Donate Earsham Ward

Norwich donate Funds to Earsham Ward Reconstruction Patients

Our Norwich group were recently thrilled to be able to present a cheque to the Earsham Ward at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. Liz Winter, Jane Crockett & Carol Hale presented Sister Claire with the money which will cover the purchase of extra blood pressure and Doppler machines. These will further enhance the care that…

Find Support maggies first meeting

First Support Meeting at Maggies in Cheltenham

Keeping Abreast South West (KASW) had it’s very first support coffee morning at Maggies in Cheltenham on Saturday 11th June 2016. Thank you so much to Samantha and her team at Maggies for making us feel so very welcome. The ladies that attended ranged from those having had reconstruction, those just about to have reconstruction in the coming weeks…

Herts and Bed new sponsor

Herts & Beds have a new sponsor

Keeping Abreast Herts and Beds has its first sponsor!  Thanks to John McLoughlin and Dunstable Town Football Club. The team will be including the charity’s logo on their shorts, and a number of banners will be around the pitch to advertise the charity. Sarah Jane Philips who helps run the group added “This is a…

Leicester first support group

Leicester host their first support group

On Monday the Keeping Abreast team visited Leicester to help support them at their very first group meeting. After months of hard work from the Breast Care Nursing Team, it was fantastic to welcome over 20 people to the Helen Webb House, which included current patients, volunteers and surgeons. The evening began with an introduction…

Norwich cheque to NNUH

Norwich present cheque to NNUH

Keeping Abreast Norwich Committee members are delighted to be funding the training of Nurse Britta Andersen in the art of Micropigmentation (medical tattooing). The photo shows Jane Crockett, Secretary of KA Norwich presenting Britta with the cheque along with Sister Jane Knights and Ruth Harcourt, Breast Reconstruction Nurse Specialist, in the Plastic Surgery Outpatients Department…

Booby cupcake week norwich

Booby Cupcake Week Norwich sold like hot cakes!

The Norwich group have held a hugely successful cupcake stand at NNUH- and they seem to have been sold even quicker than last year! Well done and sincere thanks to all the supporters who have generously made so many tasty treats, all arranged by Jane Crockett – Thanks Jane, Christine, Norma and Carol. We raised…

Reflecting on KAPE 2015

Reflecting on KAPE 2015

As we are coming to the end of 2015, we can look back on a hugely successful exhibition tour which allowed the charity to engage with both the medical establishments and a wide range of general public across each location. We originally set out for a launch at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital in…

Weve hit daily mail

We have even hit the Daily Mail on Line!

Well done Tina, Ros & Sue… Wow the word is spreading… Keeping Abreast, Julia Holland (our photographer) & Keeping Abreast South West – Breast Reconstruction Support Group http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3293350/Bearing-battle-scars-brave-breast-cancer-survivors-revealing-bodies-raise-funds-charity.html

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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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