New cancer group offers others help

Daksha Adkins, Audrey Richardson, Asha Richardson and David Richardson.
Daksha Adkins, Audrey Richardson, Asha Richardson and David Richardson.
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A new support group has been launched for cancer sufferers and survivors in the Wellingborough area.

Asha Richardson was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008.

She has since made a full recovery and is now keen to help other sufferers and survivors by launching the Coping Together group.

The group meets from 2pm to 4pm on the first Wednesday of every month at the Kingfisher pub in High Street, Wellingborough.

It is described as an informal meeting for anyone who has been affected by cancer in any way, including sufferers, survivors, carers, friends and relatives.

People are encouraged to attend as a way to meet other people in similar circumstances, and talk over a free cup of tea or coffee.

Mrs Richardson said: “We’ve set up the group because I am a cancer survivor.

“I had ovarian cancer in 2008, and when I had it there wasn’t anything for people in Wellingborough going through the experience.

“So when I took voluntary redundancy I decided to set something up to see if there was a need.

“We talk and share experiences.”

Mrs Richardson wished to thank Macmillan Cancer Support, the Oxford Street Therapy Centre in Wellingborough and all those who have helped her with the group so far.

For further details contact the Information Centre at Northampton General Hospital on 01604 544211 or email copingtogether@hotmail.co.uk.

For more information about Macmillan Cancer Support, visit www.macmillan.org.uk, or call the organisation on 0808 8080000.