What's happening

  January meeting

On Monday January 14th we will be at the Spire Oncology Centre, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4SY. The meeting starts at 7.30 when Dr Clare England will be telling us about the Low Iodine Diet study. 

Come and join us - all welcome. 

  April meeting

Come and join us at the Ruishton Inn, Ruishton, Taunton TA3 5JW on Wednesday April 24th at 7pm. The pub is only a few minutes from junction 25 of the M5. Looking forward to seeing you.

 October Meeting 

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 23rd October 2018 at the World's End public house in Bradford-on-Tone (Taunton),

from 7-9 pm.

Come and join us if you can. It's a chance for all attending to have a chat and meet our committee.

 September awareness 2018

This September, we are holding 2 events to raise awareness that we are here to support anyone affected by thyroid cancer in the West.

On Saturday September 22nd, we will be at the Galleries, Bristol, from 10.00-4.00  where we will have a display, and collect for the charity.

On Thursday September 27th, we will be at Tesco, Taunton, from 10.00-2.30 with our display. 

Thank you to Macmillan for helping us to provide items for these events.

Come along and see us! 

Our new display board.
Thank you Macmillan for helping us raise awareness of our charity
At the Galleries, Bristol
At Taunton Tesco
Our youngest helper
Our new awareness card

 Making the rooms at Bristol (BHOC) more homely

We are really pleased to say that some of the money that Gareth raised on his epic cycle ride has allowed us to purchase one of these fridges and water boilers for each room to give patients a chance to make their own tea and coffee when staying at Bristol.

                                                     New bedding for the isotope rooms

 Thrilled that our fundraising has meant that we have been able to supply 8 sets of bedding - pillows, duvets, duvet covers, sheets and pillow cases - for the 2 isotope rooms at BHOC. This will hopefully make for a more relaxing stay for patients having radioactive iodine treatment in isolation. Below are 'before' and 'after' photos of one of the rooms and the first patient to stay in the rooms after the 'makeover' , also enjoying one of the books given by the group.

Enjoying the new bedding

 Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre   

Radiographer Ellie Compton with books from Tesco to be used in the isotope rooms for patients having radioactive iodine treatment.

Book Donations

A big thank you to Tesco Quedgeley, Gloucester for the donation of a large selection of books for use in the isotope rooms in Bristol & Cheltenham.

Here is Judith handing over just some of the books to Vicky at Gloucester Royal Hospital

   Hairdryers and slippers to Cheltenham

   2 Hairdryers being delivered to Cheltenham District Hospital for use by thyroid cancer patients in isolation for treatment.

                            Slippers and hairdryer to Exeter

Nurses at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital modelling the slippers for use by thyroid cancer patients there.