Norwich B Reshaped


We welcome anyone considering reconstruction and looking at options, those who are going through surgery, and those whose reconstruction is now complete and would like to help others. Partners, family members and friends are also welcome to come along with you if you would like some company. There is the chance to ask questions as well as the opportunity for those considering reconstruction to see real-life surgery results and talk about experiences on a one-to-one basis with others who have already been through the breast reconstruction process. 

Where we usually meet

Patteson Parish Room
13 Newmarket Road
Norwich, NR4 6UE

For more information about the Norwich Support Group, please contact Jane Crockett at

Meeting dates

2022/2023 Dates:

Monday 5th December 2022
Monday 23rd January 2023
Monday 6th March 2023
Monday 24th April 2023
Monday 5th June 2023
Monday 17th July 2023
Monday 4th September 2023
Monday 16th October 2023

Monday 4th December 2023

Meeting times

7.15pm to 9pm

Outreach Groups

In addition to the Norwich Support Group, there are a number of Outreach Groups in and around the area. Each Outreach Group varies in structure, but is normally an informal environment to share information and experiences over a cup of tea.


Star Throwers
30 Melton Road
Wymondham NR18 0DB
Contact: Jane Crockett


The Stalham Outreach Group usually takes place at Robert Smith Court, Stalham, Norwich, NR12 9EH
Contact: Elaine Scott
Tel: 07887 637145


Via the Keeping Abreast Head Office
Phone: 01603 819113

Ruth Harcourt – Lead Breast Reconstruction Nurse, NNUH
Phone: 01603 287603

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.


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

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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.

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

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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