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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 use the subscribe button in the newsletter at the top left of page or use …

KEEPING ABREAST FOUNDER BEVERLEY BIRRITTERI PUTS ON HER WALKING BOOTS TO RAISE MUCH-NEEDED FUNDS

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 the charity was founded, to …

‘More Than Just Fashion’ shows postponed until Oct 2021

Quiztastic!

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

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 to be happy to be …

KEEPING ABREAST CAROL SERVICE 2019 WAS A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

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 & Norwich University Hospital Choir. Following …

Keeping Abreast 2019 Carol Service

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 & refreshments available.

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 the new patient packs they …

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 many of whom are currently …