Good to chat to Dr Eric Watts who is running the Southend Half Marathon in aid of THE SPOTLIGHT APPEAL on the 11th June at the age of 75.
DR ERIC WATTS
It is important to me as I had radiotherapy myself aged 12 and 14 back in the 1960s when the treatment was primitive.
Although cancer treatments are never easy the new equipment which we hope to buy in two years time will make the experience quicker and easier for patients.
Keen to support this appeal as I well recall lying on a cold hard table with scary -looking equipment buzzing around me and it will sometimes take a lot of time to get me into the right position for the treatment.
The new equipment called Surface Guided Radiation Treatment means that the new cameras and scanners will work out with greater levels of precision where treatment needs to be directed. It will make having radiotherapy easier.
YOU CAN SUPPORT ERIC HERE
Eric Watts is fundraising for Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation (justgiving.com)
FOR LOCAL CANCER SUPPORT
Tea and Talk at Toby’s
We meet at 10 am on the first working Monday of every month in Toby Carvery Shenfield Common Ingrave Rd Brentwood CM15 8DZ
The group is open to anyone living with cancer and their family and friends who have been affected by the diagnosis regardless of where they live. The group is facilitated by staff and volunteers from the Saint Francis Hospice OrangeLine service.
Support Groups are havens for people dealing with their illness and opportunities for people to help others through sharing what they have learned.
“There were 7 people at the first meeting in September 2016, today we have a group of 20, with 9 people coming for the first time so we couldn’t be happier or prouder of how the group is growing.” – Karen Freeman, OrangeLine Project Co-ordinator
For more information contact OrangeLine on 01708 758649 or OrangeLine@sfh.org.uk
Joining a support group is a great opportunity to talk to others who understand the problems with the illness with getting back to normal.
Saint Francis Hospice – OrangeLine (sfh.org.uk)