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Welcome to the Second Chance

Head & Neck Cancer Support Group.



Second Chance Annual General Meeting (AGM) - 2019



VENUE :- Royal Surrey County Hospital-  SOCIAL CLUB

( opposite Visitors Car Park)

DATE:-  Wednesday 22 MAY 2019

TIME:-   Start at 2.30pm and finish at 4.30pm

 

Everyone is invited to attend this Annual General Meeting (AGM)  of the Second Chance Head & Neck Cancer Support Group . You are encouraged to bring along your friends, family members.

There are approx 500 plus patients and their family members that this group proudly represents. Please take this opportunity to come to the meeting and discuss anything you would like the group to do for you and your family, and meet other Head & Neck cancer patients, there will be medical professionals there who may be able to give advice or have a friendly chat about anything that concerns you.

The Second Chance Group is run by enthusiastic members on the committee, who wish to provide you with the best possible service. In order to do this it's very important we have your Feedback, so please make the effort to come along and give us your valuable opinion. Also we really need more members to join the committee and help us run the support group, so please come along and volunteer.

Can I ask everyone to reply RSVP by Friday 16 MAY 2019 

( details on our Contacts Page) saying if you are able to attend, and how many people will be with you, also if you may  need a Car Park Permit.


Parking Permits will be sent out to members with their invites to the AGM

We do hope that everyone will attend this very important meeting. Look forward to seeing you all there.

Patrick Chapman

President 




































Come and celebrate the Festive Season with us on


​Date:-    Saturday 8th December 2018


Time:-   2.00 to  5pm


Venue:-  


The RSCH Social Club   opposite the Main Hospital in Gill Avenue, GU2. 7WW


Bring and display your free parking voucher.


Welcome free festive drink on arrival, Festive nibbles, and soft drinks,- Plus an open Bar, Raffle, Father Christmas, Carols, meet old friends, make new friends, live music from Two Hearts One Voice to help you celebrate Xmas 2018 with a bang !!!.


The Invite should be dropping through your letterbox soon. So please watch out for it, and don't forget to RSVP.


Please RSVP  to:-
  Info@secondchancers.co.uk

or call 07788 858 234 /  07787 558434


SEE YOU THERE !


Programme:-


      2pm:-                       Everyone arrives


     2.15 - 2.30pm:-    Julie plays carols on her Coronet


    2.30 - 3.30pm:-    Santa arrives and gives out gifts/Raffle


   3.30 - 4.30pm:-    Two Hearts One Voice

























Hello Everyone,


​Welcome to 2018, and our future EVENTS proposed for your enjoyment and pleasure.


TRAVEL EVENT :-  Hosted by Liz Barnes ( ATOS) 27th MAR at the Holiday Inn, Guildford



AGM ( Annual General Meeting ) 15th May at the RSCH Social Club, Guildford- 2pm to 4pm


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Garden Party :-    At Ewhurst, Nr Cranleigh,Surrey  on 23rd June 2.30pm to 5.30pm



60's Night:-@  St Johns, Merrow 15th SEPT 7.30pm to 10pm



Xmas Party:- RSCH  Social Club on the 8th DECEMBER  2pm to 5pm




As we get nearer to each event, there will be invitations sent out, and more information in more detail here at the EVENTS page.

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Yes, it's that time of year again when Turkeys vote for Christmas, your mail box is bulging with leaflets and Catalogues imploring you to spend, spend, spend so household finances can seek refuge down the nearest plug hole.


Thankfully, just in time for Second Chancers the Christmas Party season arrives conveniently
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STIMULATE YOUR TASTEBUDS

 

Sadly our Social Events and Journalist member Mary Pinn  wasn’t able to attend tonight, so I will attempt to try my best to formulate a report for you.

What a great night we all had on Tuesday 26th SEPT 2017 at the Lakeside Restaurant in the University Of Surrey, Guildford

Around 40 members with their friends and family enjoyed delicious easy to swallow food that was excellently presented ( see Photos Page)

We were all treated to a varied selection of gorgeous delicacies. My particular favourite was the Beef Lasagne, which I thought I would struggle with, but I devoured it with utter relish, and had no problem swallowing it.        ( even thought about asking for seconds yummy ?)

The Photos were taken by Senior RSCH Photographer Ashley Pyrtherch who did a fantastic job taking the photos of everyone that evening.   I have put all the Photos from the event on the photos page, including the group photo.

Patrick Chapman our President carried out a sterling effort in being“ Master Of Ceremonies” for the evening, with his trusty Gavel he took control of the whole evening like a seasoned ‘Ring Master’ and smoothly orchestrated the proceedings with style and a steady hand.


We had a very entertaining and interesting talk from Sylvie Lui, the voice coach with ‘ Shout At Cancer’ charity.  Sylvie kept us all captivated with her very succinct and informative talk about the group that she and Dr Thomas Moors run for Laryngectomees and their family’s.

www.shoutatcancer.org  


Liz Barnes from our Sponsors ATOS gave a brilliant talk on all the latest gadgets on offer from ATOS. We were allowed to see and touch the brand new HME/Baseplate system for wearing at night .  It was called  “ LUNA” and looks excellent, I can’t wait to try it out, I believe it comes out and available to order through Countrywide/ GP’s  in November 2017.

 
Everyone that I spoke to had a wonderful night in a warm and friendly atmosphere, they loved the room and the facilities.
But most of all they all enjoyed each other’s company, some catching up with old friends, and others meeting for the first time.

The food was superb, and the service from the waiters was exceptional. A big thank you to Rhian Jones and her team, plus the great Chefs for making it such a special night.


  I personally would love to do it again next year, as it was a resounding success enjoyed by everyone.


  A big thank you must go to all the lovely people that attended the "Stimulate Your Tastebuds" event for their wonderful kind and generous donations for our Head & Neck Cancer Support Group .This will go towards funding our Future Social Events


By Charlie  Coffils




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(STIMULATE YOUR TASTEBUDS  



FOOD TASTING FEST FOR PEOPLE WITH SWALLOWING DIFFICULTIES 




  DATE:-  Tuesday 26th September  




  TIME:-   6.00pm to 9pm 




  Venue :-  Lakeside Restaurant, University Of Surrey, Guildford,GU2.7XH


 This is an excellent opportunity for members of the Second Chancers with their friends and family to come along to the Lakeside Restaurant and stimulate their tastebuds by trying  a varied selection of dishes to taste that are easy to swallow.


A trained chef will be there to cook all the different dishes to tempt you to try them for yourself.


The event is sponsored by ATOS which we are eternally grateful.
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Second Chancers first PickNickMix

It turned out to be a real foodie-fest success when head and neck cancer patients got together in the rural village of Alfold, Surrey, on August 16.

People were asked to bring along picnic foods they knew they could happily swallow – and try out things they might not have considered eating before.

The village hall’s Green Room was soon heaving with a variety of different foods, including beetroot and hardboiled egg, salmon and soft cheeses, quiches, salad selections, trifles, soft fruits and crackers with dips, and sausage rolls. 

 One of the event’s star offerings was Margaret’s meringues – provided by Second Chancers’ Margaret Faultless, who came along with Robert Flavell to help support the gathering, which was organised (with some trepidation) by  social committee member Mary Bishop Pinn.

There was a good turnout, and soon everyone was chatting to each other and swapping tips on the best things to eat.

Mary said afterwards: “I was really pleased the way people came together and really got stuck in. One lady, Ginny, came all the way from Andover especially to be there and I think everyone got something out of it and made some new friends. I hope to organise other social events in the future.”

Liz Barnes and Amanda Williams, territorial managers for Atos Medical, were on hand to provide advice for laryngectomy patients and their support was invaluable.

**Don’t forget Second Chancers 'Stimulate Your Tastebuds ' FREE special event, taking place at the University of Surrey’s  Lakeside Restaurant on Tuesday, September 26 at 7.30pm.

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Warmly invites you to enjoy our first



     EVENT:-  PICK-NICK-MIX!

   
Organised for those with eating and swallowing difficulties

     VENUE:-   Alfold Village Hall’s Green Room on



     DATE:-    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16 FROM 12pm-2pm

   Just bring along some food you know you can comfortably eat and mix it with food brought by other people

   You can try out foods you hadn’t considered trying before!

   Anything from a sandwich filling, a casserole or a creamy dessert. The sky’s the limit!

   Kitchen facilities available

    Liz Barnes from ATOS will be there to offer support and advice, along with her own selection of food and       drink for you to sample

    All in relaxed surroundings

   Ample, free parking

   Relatives and friends welcome

RSVP:

Mary Bishop Pinn

Tel: 07787 558434 or

Email: marypinn8@gmail.com



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AGM ) Second Chancers Club/Talk On Dental Care
( AGM ) Second Chancers Group/Talk On Dental Care

VENUE :- Royal Surrey County Hospital-  SOCIAL CLUB

( opposite Visitors Car Park)

DATE:-  Thursday  15th JUNE 2017

TIME:-   Start at 2pm and finish at  4.30pm

 


Everyone is invited to attend this Annual General Meeting (AGM)  of the Second Chancers Head & Neck Cancer Support Group . You are encouraged to bring along your friends, family members.

There are approx 500 plus patients and their family members that this group proudly represents. Please take this opportunity to come to the meeting and discuss anything you would like the group to do for you and your family, and meet other Head & Neck cancer patients, there will be medical professionals there who may be able to give advice or have a friendly chat about anything that concerns you.

The Second Chancers Group is run by enthusiastic members on the committee, who wish to provide you with the best possible service. In order to do this it's very important we have your Feedback, so please make the effort to come along and give us your valuable opinion. Also we really need more members to join the committee and help us run the support group, so please come along and volunteer.

The meeting will finish with a talk by Mr Nicholas Lewis, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry Care, which promises to be very informative and interesting.

Can I ask everyone to reply RSVP by Friday 9th JUNE 2017 ( details on our Contacts Page) saying if you are able to attend, and how many people will be with you, also if you need a Car Park Voucher.

We do hope that everyone will attend this very important meeting. Look forward to seeing you all there.

Patrick Chapman

President 

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Future Events For Your Diary in 2017 


  STIMULATE YOUR TASTEBUDS  



FOOD TASTING FEST FOR PEOPLE WITH SWALLOWING DIFFICULTIES 



  DATE:-  Tuesday 26th September  


  TIME:-   6.30pm to 9pm


  Venue :-  Lakeside Restaurant, University Of Surrey, Guildford,GU2.7XH


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2nd DECEMBER - Second Chancers Xmas Party - 2-pm to 4.30pm


To be held at Royal Surrey Social Club:-** More Info to Follow nearer the date**


K**Keep checking the website as other meetings are being planned**

























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