Yorkshire Times
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3:00 AM 16th May 2022

New Drop-In Support Groups For Brain Tumour Patients And Carers Across Yorkshire

Leeds-based charity Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity (YBTC) is expanding its support to offer three brand new drop-in groups in Leeds, Huddersfield and Hull for anyone impacted by a brain tumour.
“Brain tumours turn lives upside down.

The Huddersfield drop-in will take place at Hive Community and Café on the second Wednesday of the month, while the Hull drop-in will be on the first Tuesday of the month at Crafty Cat Events, and the new East Leeds drop-in will be on the last Wednesday of the month at The Old Fire Station in Gipton.

Patients and their families are invited to come along for the full two hour session, or as long as they like for some informal and friendly support. Led by a member of the charity’s support team, the drop-ins will be a chance to chat, ask questions, enjoy refreshments and meet other people in a similar situation.

The charity’s other existing drop-ins which take place monthly in Farsley, Wakefield and Doncaster have already been well received by the community so far.

One attendee said:
“The drop-in feels like a real safe space where I can just be me. I find it really helpful to talk to people who have shared experiences. I am so pleased that I decided to give it a chance and I plan to make them a regular part of what I do from now on.”

Marie Peacock, CEO of Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity, said:
“Brain tumours turn lives upside down. We know how important it is for patients, carers and loved ones to speak to other people who really understand, so we are delighted to be able to launch these new monthly drop-ins for people affected by brain cancer. We want to ensure we are there for anyone coping with a brain tumour diagnosis, so we are thrilled to be branching out to offer new support in the Kirklees, East Leeds and East Yorkshire areas.”

The new drop-in has been made possible thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund. It is part of the charity’s project to ensure all patients and carers in Yorkshire can access support close to them, whether that’s wellbeing walks, in-person groups, counselling or peer support.

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