Sue Ormston has send through a report about the visit she and Ron made to Sudbrooke Patient Support Group recently:
“EPOC had been invited to speak to this group about EPOC, cancer and what information is available. I gave a talk on what EPOC is, how we run now, and the campaigns EPOC has and does run. After a cup of tea and introductions, I spoke for well over 20 minutes, as there were a lot of questions from the group members.
The Blue BoxerS information was especially well received by the male members, as it is not usual to find information specifically for male cancers. We gave out very leaflets, and left a bag of more in-depth Macmillan booklets for the local doctor’s surgery. Pam, the chair, also took a number of the comic books on cancer for one of the local junior schools. She also took information for the members who were unable to attend this meeting. After the question and answer session, everyone came to look at the information, and speak to us individually.
Pam, and one of the other chaps who attended, are members of the local CCG that covers the south of the city and villages. She offered to ask about re-funding the project. We were also asked if we would be prepared to visit other villages and their Patient Support Groups, and we will be contacted about this in the near future.”
Thank you both for your continued great work out in the community, on behalf of the EPOC programme.