Huge support for new cancer café support group

PUBLISHED: 15:30 20 January 2019

Jo Hopkinson has started a cancer café at Number 65 in High Street.

Jo Hopkinson has started a cancer café at Number 65 in High Street.

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A woman who set up a cancer café in Nailsea was ‘overwhelmed’ by the support from the community.

Jo Hopkinson, from Nailsea, decided to set up a café to give people with cancer, or those caring for loved ones, a chance to talk to others going through similar experiences.

More: Cancer café to offer support for people in Nailsea.

Your Cancer Cafe was held at Number 65 in High Street for the first time last week and a small team of volunteers provided refreshments, offered reflexology, bread-making, ran a tombola and listened to people’s cancer experiences.

Jo said: “I am overwhelmed by the kindness and support of our community who donated cakes, prizes and time to make this a success.

“Those who came enjoyed having a safe space and a relaxing atmosphere to chat if they wanted to and to enjoy the activites on offer.

“I am very pleased with how it went and am very excited about our future meetings. We have had some great offers of activities and therapies.”

The next meeting is on February 21 from 2-5pm.

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