The Sale and District Cancer Support Group was created to provide emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer.
The formation meeting of the group last month attracted 10 people who are keen to build on these numbers.
Central Gippsland Health’s Community Liaison Group is supporting the establishment of the new group which will focus on individuals who have or have had cancer.
CGH Director of Community Services, Mandy Pusmucans, said the attendance reaffirmed there was a need for a supportive group in Sale.
“It was wonderful to have 10 people come along to this group,” she said. “People shared their stories and experience and provided support and friendship. It appears that there is definitely a need in the community. Those present believe that others will come once they learn about this.
The meeting of the Sale and District Cancer Support Group takes place every 3rd Thursday of the month in the Conference Room, Community Services Building, Palmerston Street, Sale, from 1.30pm to 3.00pm. This invitation is extended to people who have, or have had, cancer. The Group’s aim is to enable a safe, confidential and friendly place where people can give and receive emotional and practical support from others with a similar lived experience. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by phoning (03)51 438 800. For more information contact Group Member, Charlie James on 0403 015 229