Spring Cen­tre of­fer­ing HOPE

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY -

THROUGH work­shops, spe­cial­ist clin­ics, ex­er­cise classes and ther­a­pies, our Spring Cen­tre helps peo­ple who have a di­ag­no­sis of a life-lim­it­ing ill­ness or are in re­mis­sion from can­cer.

A new HOPE course has just started to help peo­ple cope dur­ing or after treat­ment for can­cer. HOPE, which stands for Help Over­com­ing Prob­lems Ef­fec­tively, is a six-week work­shop which takes place in an in­for­mal, re­laxed set­ting and is aimed at giv­ing can­cer suf­fer­ers the knowl­edge, skills and con­fi­dence to move on with their lives.

In Fe­bru­ary, we are also run­ning a new Prostate Can­cer Well­be­ing course de­signed to support men move for­ward with their life fol­low­ing prostate can­cer treat­ment.

The six-week, two-hour course starts on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 10 at 2pm and will cover side ef­fects of the dis­ease, cop­ing with stress and fa­tigue as well as man­ag­ing re­la­tion­ships and in­ti­macy. Call Tina on 01442 869 550 or email spring­cen­tre@stfran­cis.org.uk.

Could you help us raise the £4.7m we need ev­ery year to pro­vide our vi­tal ser­vices for peo­ple liv­ing with life-lim­it­ing ill­nesses by par­tic­i­pat­ing in a fundrais­ing event?

We have places on var­i­ous cy­cling chal­lenges, in­clud­ing Pru­den­tial RideLon­donSur­rey100 on Sun­day, Au­gust 2; the Land’s End to John O’Groats Cy­cle from Septem­ber 1 to 13; the 3 Ci­ties Bike Ride from Au­gust 26 to 30; and the London-Paris Cy­cle Ride from Septem­ber 9 to 13. Or if you’re look­ing for a once-in-a-lifetime chal­lenge, we still have places left on our Nepal Trek from Oc­to­ber 31 to Novem­ber 11.

You can also help us by hold­ing a cof­fee morn­ing, putting your spare change in a Home Box or leav­ing us a gift in your will. March is our Make a Will month and Amer­sham solic­i­tors Ful­ton Robert­son is tak­ing part, of­fer­ing its stan­dard will writ­ing ser­vice for free or for a re­duced fee, in re­turn for a do­na­tion to the hospice. Last year 39 peo­ple took ad­van­tage of Make a Will month to make their wills and the Hospice re­ceived £5,650 in do­na­tions.

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