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April 15, 2021

New cancer support group on the Tweed

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Wendy Shannon and Terry Cleal will facilitate the group which will meet on the first Thursday of every month.

Mr Cleal is an experienced cancer support volunteer at the Tweed Hospital and at the Wedgetail palliative support centre.

Ms Shannon is an oncology nurse at Tweed Hospital and has herself had breast cancer, She is currently also having treatment for metastatic bowel cancer, so as an oncology nurse and cancer patient, she has a unique perspective.

‘Terry and I are both community spirited and we welcome anyone in our community to engage as much as they feel comfortable,’ says Ms Shannon. ‘We hope to inform people of the local services available and provide a safe, supportive environment.’

Each month the group will host a guest speaker from the community,  upcoming speakers include NSW Cancer Council,  Coastal Community Acupuncture and psychologist John Barton.

‘We hope to create a supportive environment for patients and loved ones on the Tweed Coast,’ says Ms Shannon.

The group will gather on the first Thursday of the month from 11am at the Cabarita Beach Bowls Club. Everyone is welcome.


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