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Please come and join us at one of our informal meetings about breast reconstruction with an opportunity to meet other women facing similar issues.

There is a relaxed atmosphere with answers to questions based on real experiences from ladies who have recently dealt with related subjects. Sharing experiences can be helpful, especially when others understand perfectly what you are going through.

We are also looking for patient representatives within the Lister Hospital & Bedford area to offer help and support to women contemplating or undergoing breast reconstruction, so please get in touch if you would like to volunteer.

Where we usually meet

Knebworth Village Hall
Park Lane

Please see the list of dates below for our next Support Group meetings. Please contact Sharon or Jocelyn for more details on the contact info below.

Meeting Dates

2024 Dates: 

Thursday 18th January
Thursday 29th February
Thursday 11th April
Thursday 23rd May
Thursday 4th July
Thursday 15th August
Thursday 26th September
Thursday 7th November

Meeting Times

7pm to 9pm


Contact: Sharon Martin on 07967 579003
or at: sharonmartin74@hotmail.com
or Jocelyn Ruperalia at:


For support groups and fundraisers in the future, please check prior to attending on social media, our website or by phoning our office HQ (01603 819113) to see if they are taking place or not. Thank you.


As well as supporting women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and looking to have an immediate or delayed reconstruction, Keeping Abreast also supports those women looking to have elective reconstruction surgery due to the discovery of a breast cancer gene.

This support is provided by our sister group ‘Nick of Time’.

Click here for more details


Alternatively you can watch a range of informational videos on our YouTube channel.


We are always on the look-out for volunteers to join us to help run our Support Groups so that we can offer support to
more women considering, facing and undergoing breast reconstruction.

Ideally we are looking for some previous reconstruction patients who would be willing to talk to others about their
journeys, and also some individuals to help with the administrative side of things too!

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us here.

Get In Touch

  01603 819113

Keeping Abreast, Oak Lodge
Business Centre
129 School Lane,
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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