Fylde coast cancer patients invited to learn new Christmas crafts

PEOPLE affected by cancer across the Fylde coast are being invited to a special Christmas crafts workshop in Fleetwood.

The workshop, taking place at the Willow Garden at Fleetwood  Cricket Club on Wednesday, November 15, is there to give those affected by cancer some early Christmas cheer.

Those who attend the event, which takes place between 1.30pm and 3pm will get the chance to pick up new skills and design their own Christmas decorations in a friendly environment.

The workshop is the latest idea from the Willow Garden Project, a new gardening group launched by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Cancer Services team and backed by Macmillan Cancer Support.

Jessica Jones, Macmillan Clinical Transformation Lead for the Trust, added: “There is evidence to show that being in a natural environment can have a positive effect on wellbeing, improving mindfulness and reducing stress levels.

Jessica Jones, Macmillan Clinical Transformation Lead for the Trust, added “This is an ideal opportunity for people affected by cancer to take part in a creative activity with other people who are going through a similar experience.”

The Willow Garden Project has been running for five years and it was founded by Pamela Laird from Fleetwood.

Pamela said: “We are looking forward to welcoming people who have been affected by cancer. People can come here to learn new skills or to share skills they already have and we are sure it will be a fun day for everyone who comes.’’

To book a place or for further details contact Hannah Mckearnen on 07879 428970.

The Living with and Beyond Cancer (LWBC) Team also provide Health and Wellbeing events for people affected by cancer. If you would like more information about these events or would to book a place, please contact Kerrie Newsham, Macmillan Cancer Care Coordinator, on 01253 957147 or email LWBC@bfwhospitals.nhs.uk.


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