Friday 25th Jan 2019
YouCan Live Well Conference in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support
The Village Hotel, Maidstone, ME14 3AQ
Meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of the month at Kits Coty, Aylesford, ME20 7EZ
From 7PM – 9PM
We often do an activity but there is plenty of time to socialise and chat with people who just 'get it', no explanations needed.
You are welcome to bring a friend or partner with you, just let us know.
For more information please call 01732 844874 or email: email@example.com
January 2019 - Post Christmas catch up and planning for this years meet ups.
December 2018 - No meet up this month. Merry Christmas from us all and see you in the new year.
November 2018 - Christmas craft- wreath making
October 2018 - Pub Quiz
September 2018 - Meal at Poppy Fields Maidstone, St Laurence Ave, Maidstone ME16 0LS at 7pm. Please call the office on 01732 844874 to book your place and make your food order.
August 2018 - No meeting due to summer holidays
July 2018 - Meeting at Kits Coty - ideas for future meetings
June 2018 - Harry's Dancercise
May 2018 - Group Yoga
April 2018 - 3 course meal at Kits Coty
March 2018 – Easter egg decorating
February 2018 – Bingo
January 2018 – Meal & planning for the years meet ups
December 2017 – Christmas Party at The Orchard Spot, Bearsted on Sunday 3rd December.
November 2017 – Pub Quiz - with refreshments
October 2017 – Meet up and chat – with refreshments
(We are also attending Victoria Derbyshire’s ‘Dear Cancer, Love Victoria’ event in aid of YouCan in London on 8th October as a group – for more information regarding this, please contact us.)
September 2017 – Look Good Feel Better – with refreshments
August 2017 – Yoga
July 2017 – Group Reiki
May 2017 – Reiki & Relaxation Techniques
April 2017 – meal at Artimis Greek Restaurant, Maidstone
Freddie’s Friends was started by Hayley Martin, a young mum receiving palliative treatment for colon cancer, in January 2015. Her little boy is called Freddie and the group is named after him.
“Freddie’s Friends is really important to me as it provides me with help and support without which I would not have made it through my treatment and been able to return to work. The support group is amazing as it has allowed me to talk about and accept what I have been through when I needed to do this however it has also helped me escape from it all as well by organising events that have totally taken my mind off of everything and allowed me to have fun which is something that I never imagined could happen whilst going through treatment. I would have been really lost without the support of the Freddie’s Friends group and the friends that I have made from this group.”
“I cannot express how much Freddie’s Friends have made a difference to me going through my treatment for breast cancer. This support group has helped me feel like I’m not alone. I will continue to go after my treatment has finished.”
“I go to Freddie’s Friends support group as a support for my friend. It is so great to finally find a group which helps people who are at different stages in their cancer and also welcomes family and friends too.”
“It’s lovely to find a support group that has enabled me to build friendships in my local area. It’s a very welcoming group which has helped with my confidence and social skills.”
“Since the first meeting we had for Freddie’s Friends it has been such a personal boost to meet such friendly, positive and supportive people in a similar situation to mine. Being able to relate to each other’s experiences in invaluable in a way I never fully expected.”