The Amazon Breast Support Group

Working for Breast Cancer Patients at King’s Mill Hospital

News 2012
January 2012
A "Welcome" Gift to King’s Mill’s Chemotherapy Department
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The Amazons Breast Cancer Support Group presented 5 Alaris pumps to King’s Mill’s Welcome Treatment Centre. The Staff of the Chemotherapy Department requested the equipment after discussions with the Breast Care Specialist Nurses, Linda Salmon, Gill Clark and Ailsa Rodgers, about their needs and how The Amazons could help. The pumps are used to deliver chemotherapy drugs to breast cancer patients and other cancer patients using the Welcome treatment Centre and cost £15,750 from the charity’s funds, raised by local people for the benefit of local patients. Pictured left to right, in white, are Suzanne Corney, of The Welcome Treatment Centre, and Breast Care Specialist Nurse Linda Salmon, receiving the Alaris pumps from Amazon Chairperson Beryl Perrin. Also pictured are Welcome Treatment Centre Staff, Amazon Committee Members and fund-raisers Julie Marriott and John and Margaret Yeoman.

January 2012
Keeping Abreast of The Times
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The Amazons funded The Specialist Breast Care Nurses Gill Clark and Ailsa Rodgers to attend The Third International Onco-Plastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery Meeting. They were amongst Specialist Nurses and O.P.R.B. Surgeons from around the world and were given the most up-to-date information available on reconstructive surgery. Good News for King’s Mill.

January 2012
STOP PRESS! from The Amazons - THANK-YOU

Local Police Personel’s MULTI-MARATHON efforts raised £2,574 for the Amazons to help breast cancer patients. They ran 192 miles in 6 days on the “Coast to Coast”, from St. Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay.

January 2012
Thank You From The Chair
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Hi there to all our supporters, readers and friends. It’s time again for the annual newsletter to keep you updated on The Amazon’s activities. Our fine hospital is complete and the Breast Care Staff are now enjoying being well integrated into their comfortable, modern surroundings. Moving into the new Amazon Lounge made us want to give the “old look” a face lift and has prompted a revamp of the furnishings. We hope the “new look” will make the Lounge more attractive for the people it serves. We’re very proud to see the name of The Amazon Lounge so prominently displayed enabling patients to find us more easily. Recognition at last! We’ve had a busy year fund-raising, promoting breast care awareness and reviewing spending needs and, since the last newsletter, expenditure has been approximately £18,000, spent for the benefit of local cancer patients at King’s Mill. It’s thanks to YOU who support, donate and fund-raise that the Amazons can, with the advice of the Breast Care Professionals at King’s Mill, give extra help at our local level. The Committee and I cannot express our gratitude enough to you all. This year some of our support has come from small businesses, local organisations, families, schools, police and many, many caring individuals who have made donations of money and their time. Julie Marriott and the people of Huthwaite are examples of our regular supporters and the results of their extra-ordinary contributions of time, effort and generosity can be seen on this page!


With your support we will continue to work for local breast cancer patients and carers at King’s Mill. Bless you all, Beryl Perrin (Amazon Chairperson).

January 2012
Manufacturing a Make-Over
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It is about 14 years ago that, with the help of a donation from the local Freemasons, the Amazons were able to furnish and create The Amazon Lounge within King’s Mill Hospital. We’re now to be found in the hospital’s new Pink Tower and the lounge needed some up-dating. It’s used by The Amazons for its monthly Open Meetings with breast cancer patients and carers and by the hospital’s Specialist Nurses and Surgeons as a more informal setting for some discussions and consultations. Amazon Committee members Janet and Geoff Stafford under took the make-over and pictured above is Geoff doing some D.I.Y. furniture construction. The refurbishment was funded by another recent donation from the Sutton Freemasons Non-Masonic Charities. (Pictured are Freemasons Gordon Beastall and Richard Cantrill presenting the £500 donation to Amazon Chairperson, Beryl.)

January 2012
Spreading The (AMAZON) News
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Amazon Committee Members Angie, Beryl, Janet and Geoff are pictured with display boards and pamphlets at their stand at The Cancer Information Day held at Kirkby’s Festival Hall. Pictured, left to right, are Amazons Geoff , Beryl, Janet, Ann and Keith promoting breast cancer awareness and raising £218 on their tombola stall in the Idlewells Precinct, Sutton, in October. A big THANK YOU to everyone who supported us.

January 2012
STOP PRESS! from The Amazons - THANK-YOU

On behalf of Edwinstowe Freemasons, Phil Bustin and Brian Stoppard presented The Amazons with a donation of £1,500.

January 2012
Fund-Raising the Fashionable Way
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The Amazon Fashion Show, held at Huthwaite’s Hosiery Mills Social Club. was organised by Amazon Liz, with help from Sandra. Retail therapists were tempted by many bargains from the S.L. Fashion Company. The Bar, Raffle and enthusiastic compere made the evening go with a swing and our supporters raised £470 for the Amazons. Many thanks!

January 2012
An Evening With Treats
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The Ladies’ Evening organised by Pam Clarke and held at Stanton Hill’s All Saints Church was certainly an evening full of treats. There were treats to sample - wine, soft drinks, chocolates and strawberries. There were treats to experience - aromatherapy hand massage, sharing poetry and “things that were special” and, as pictured above, making badges in assorted shades of pink. People spent generously on the two raffles, the prizes having been donated by local businesses and friends. The evening was kindly sponsored by Stanton Hill’s “Vine Tree Charity Shop” and ladies from the local Churches were there to help. We were treated to a super evening and it raised a fantastic £1,020 for the Amazons and local breast cancer patients.

January 2012
Place Your Bets! ...
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... and they’re off! - to another great evening at The Amazon’s Race Night at St. Joseph’s Social Club, Sutton. Pictured right are Amazons Janet, Keith and Liz who were taking the punters’ money on the Tote while compere Terry Wiseman explained more about the horses’ form. Waiting for the results of the photo-finishes was enough to make your hair stand on end (just look at Chris, pictured with Helen)! Liz organised the event which included a pie, pea and chips supper and Raffle. Thank-you to the Staff working at the Social Club, to the people who sponsored the races, “bought” the horses, gave raffle prizes and supported the event in any way. It raised £1,013 for the Amazon Breast Cancer Charity.

January 2012
The W.I. Does it For Us
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Ladies of the Teversal Women’s Institute held a fund-raising coffee morning event for The Amazons at the Community Hut on Fackley Road, Teversal. There was a 50p admission charge and lots of stalls to encourage you to part with your money in a good cause! There was a Raffle and some of the varied things on sale were home-made cakes, crafted cards, books and bric-a-brac. The refreshments were tempting and the event was very well attended. A big thank-you ladies for raising £400 for the Amazons to use for the benefit of local breast cancer patients at King’ Mill. Pictured left to right are Teversal W.I. Treasurer, Mary Hardstaff, President, Nancy Millward and W.I. Member, Pat Slack.

January 2012
Julie's Fund-Raising Year!
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Julie Marriott started her fantastic fund-raising year at Huthwaite’s Victoria Club. She organised “A Breast Cancer Charity Day” with a bouncy castle for the children, chest-waxing for the men, a tombola and numerous stalls selling cakes, bric-a-brac and books and chances to “guess the weight”. There was a beautiful cake with iced “pink ribbon” emblems and a “booby” cake to highlight breast care awareness. And lots more! The following week, at the same venue, she organised an evening of entertainment with a singer (performing for free), raffles and auctions and Bingo. Many thanks to Julie, to all the fund-raisers and supporters, to the patrons of The Victoria Club and to the Landlord and landlady, Gary and Denise Warring. After the event Julie presented a cheque to the Amazons for £2,000! A big thank-you on behalf of local cancer patients

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It was Julie’s Annual Birthday Bash, held at The Market Social Club, and the attractions included stalls for bric-a-brac, freshly baked cakes and bread, “wine and water” bottles, tombola and a raffle, plus many other money-spinners! Many thanks to Landlady Sophie Deakin, Julie, of course, and all the helpers and supporters. The event raised £560! Helping at the same event were the family of Jill Denby, who had been the Landlady at the Club for many years, and they presented the Amazons with a cheque for £600. Many thanks. Pictured, is Beryl receiving the cheque from Maxine Clarke, representing the Denby Family and friends. Also pictured are Michael, Stephan, Kelvin, Rachael, Sam, Shannon, Rianne, Brian, Pauline, Colin, Tyler and Jan.

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Julie, always helped by her supportive husband George, now fund-raises weekly for the Amazons! She, and her faithful helpers, hold Friday evening Bingo and Card Bingo sessions at Huthwaite’s Leisure Centre. There is always a Raffle and home-made cakes and pastries, a Bar and lots of familiar, smiling faces. In December she organised a Christmas Party for her patrons and everyone personally received a present from Santa, pictured below! Also pictured is The Cambria Hotel, Paignton, where Julie holidays - but never stops fund-raising! On several occasions the proprietors have made substantial donations to the Amazons, for which we thank them! In October Julie presented the Amazons with £500, and £30 for pink badge sales! and in Dec another £500! She’s a Marvel!

January 2012
It’s The Aamazon Christmas Bash!
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Pictured in the Amazon Lounge, are Irene, Amanda, Marge and Ann enjoying our “fuddle”. You could join us any second Tues. in the month (not Aug).

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