YOU are not alone – that’s the message from a long-running group – who provide support for cancer sufferers.
Solihull Cancer Support Group are marking a decade since they moved into the SIMTR centre, at Damson Parkway.
And it had been going 15 years before that, organising meetings in church halls, and other community venues.
Now chairman, Patricia Hill, is keen to get the word out about the regular meetings.
“When people are diagnosed with cancer, it can be very scary, and we want people to know that they’re not on their own,” she said.
“The meetings are a chance for people to meet others who are in the same position, and understand what they’re going through.”
Members travel from across Solihull, as well as further afield – with some coming from Coventry, and nearby towns.
“Our group is open to people with every type of cancer, not just the ones everyone knows about.
“If you look at illnesses like testicular cancer or ovarian cancer, there aren’t many groups out there.”
Meetings take place at the SIMTR centre on the second and fourth Thursday of the month.
* Anyone who would like to know more can call Patricia on 0121 711 1966 or visit www.scsg.btik.com