Welcome to Bosom Friends
We are your friendly and informal Breast Cancer Support Group.Our support
group is NOT a group therapy gathering ( which is a more formal group usually run by professionals, where people are encouraged to express personal feelings as part of their treatment ).
Our support group is a friendly and sociable get-together. A wholly voluntary-run group, we have all been diagnosed with breast cancer, and are currently being treated, or have completed treatments in the past.
We are, therefore, in a very good position to offer support, comfort and understanding to each other, and to YOU!
We also offer practical help and suggestions, useful and up-to-date information,
plus signposting to Professional agencies should you need advice..
Our monthly meetings sometimes incorporate guest speakers and events.
Importantly, we offer an understanding voice at the end of the phone, if you need it. (Contact Us).
Our MONTHLY MEETINGS are held on the FIRST MONDAY of each month (excluding Bank Holidays), usually in voluntees homes. Tea, herbal teas, coffee, cake and biscuits (incl. dairy free) etc, and chat are the order of the day!
Please telephone to check the forthcoming venue. Any of the contacts below will be happy to introduce you to the group.
Once a year we go out for a very jolly Christmas Lunch (optional).
Bosom Friends was formed in 1991, by two women who wanted to ensure that others in Oxfordshire should not feel the same isolation that they had experienced, following the diagnosis of breast cancer and their subsequent treatment. They wanted to provide support to patients, former patients, their friends, partners and relatives:
All are welcome. This is what we are all about.We look forward to meeting you!
Click Here or our Contact us page to get in touch
Tuesday 7th May - 2 pm to 4 pm
Lizzie Nowakowski: Abingdon 01235 523707
Rosemary Walsh will speak to us about service improvements at Oxford hospitals
Monday 3rd June - 2 pm to 4 pm
Jan Backhouse: Haddenham01844 290362
Julie Barnard will speak about pain relief via massage
Monday 1st July - 2 pm to 4 pm
Penny Morley: Appleton 01865 862865
Monday 5th August - 2 pm to 4 pm
Tina Mackie: Witney (contact Jan 01844 290362)
Monday 2nd September - 2pm to 4 pm
Jean Gibbons: Oxford 01865 242967
Monday 7th October - 2 pm to 4 pm
Jo White: Milton-Under-Wychwood 01993 830516
Monday 4th November - 2 pm to 4 pm
Susan Baugh: Chipping Norton 01883 831251
Lisa Mullins, from MacMillan, will present an overview of their services
Christmas Lunch - 3rd December - venue to be arranged