COVID-19 – Important notice
Following consideration by the Officers of Acorn’s Management Committee, and in light of Government guidelines on social gatherings and self-isolation for the over-70s, it is with regret that the decision has been made to cancel all forthcoming Acorn support meetings and outings for an initial period of 12 weeks.
It is not known, yet, when the isolation period will end. But we will ensure that members are kept up-to-date with developments by email and through notice on the website, Facebook and Twitter, should there be any significant change in Government advice to enable us to reconsider this decision.
In the meantime, do keep in touch with your Acorn friends by phone, Skype or Facetime.
You may even like to make use of the Acorn Coffee Club which was set up for exactly the purpose of keeping in touch in-between our support meetings. If you would like access to this Facebook private group please let me or James Harding know. You will then receive an invitation to join the group and a link to the private chat area.
Best wishes to you all, and keep well,
Gordon Dyer MBE, Secretary, The Acorn Cancer Support Group
Please read our full statement here.
To anyone newly affected by cancer
The coronavirus pandemic means that at the moment we cannot offer the normal social support that we would normally provide to you as patient or carer. However, we are conscious of the uncertainty, worry and loneliness you may be feeling. With that in mind we would like to offer you the chance to speak to someone who knows what you are going through – and who could be a “buddy” as you cope with the new issues you face. They will also be able to keep you informed on when we will be in a position to start our free support meetings and free social outings again.
If you would like to take up this offer then either call Julia on 07739 934524 or email Gordon
Please indicate how you would like contact to be made. This could be by phone initially but then move to Skype, or Facetime if that works for you. If either of the latter two was something you might like to use at some point, then please tell us and we would then match you to one of our members who has the same facility.