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Happy birthday to Blackpool!

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Leukaemia Care, Charity

  • 1st birthday

Our Blackpool and Fylde Haematology Support Group celebrated its first birthday on Wednesday 21st May.

The special milestone meeting was attended by Kelly Miller, a local meditation teacher, who helped the group unwind with a relaxing introduction to meditation. Over the past year the group has had speakers covering a range of topics including carer support, disability benefits, future life planning and positive thinking.

Jez Baugh who helped set up the group with the late Lee Conchie said: "As a leukaemia patient it's important to support others going through cancer diagnosis and treatment. All members of the group are either patients or carers so we can offer help, support and practical advice based on first hand experience.

“The group has gone from strength-to-strength over the past year and we actively encourage new people to join. I hope we will continue supporting people for many years to come.”

The Blackpool and Fylde Haematology Support Group is a popular group with around 20 people attending each meeting. 

Blood cancer support charity, Leukaemia CARE, co-ordinates support groups up and down the UK, with some being run by dedicated volunteers who help facilitate each meeting. The support groups provide help and advice as well as a space to talk through feelings to other patients, carers and their families and medical professionals.

The group meets at 7pm on the third Wednesday of every month at the Macmillan Windmill Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

For more information on our support groups and others in your area, go to