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Ipswich and East Suffolk Myeloma Support Group

Ipswich and East Suffolk Myeloma Support Group is for patients and family members from Ipswich and the surrounding area in East Suffolk.

It meets four times a year on Thursdays at lunchtime in a Church Hall in Ipswich. They have an excellent sandwich lunch from a local bakery. Usually about 25-30 people attend, including patients and their families.

The Group usually invites a speaker to talk about an aspect of myeloma at most meetings, sometimes covering medical issues, eg, infection, radiotherapy and sometimes on more practical aspects of living with myeloma such as ‘chair pilates’, holidays and travel etc.

There is plenty of opportunity to chat to others, make new friends and find out about different peoples’ experiences of treatments.

Support Group Overview

Venue Information

Ascension Hall
Larchcroft Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1 6AN

01473 741389

Who to contact

Call Jayne Chapples or Almira (Alf) Flatman on:

01473 704946

or email

Jayne.Chappels@esneft.nhs.uk

Almira.Flatman@esneft.nhs.uk

Upcoming Dates

Ipswich and East Suffolk Myeloma Support Group usually meets from 12.00pm – 2.00pm, on a Thursday, every two months.

2020 meeting dates:

  • Thursday 27 February
  • ***All Support Group meetings are cancelled until further notice***
  • Thursday 23 April
  • June – Coffee morning to be arranged
  • Thursday 24 September
  • Thursday 26 November

Venue & Parking Information

Ascension Hall is situated at the Church of the Ascension on Larchcroft Road near the junction with Congreve Road.

Parking is available at the hall.

Contact Information

Jayne Chappels – Haematology Nurse Specialist

Almira (Alf) Flatman – Haematology Nurse Specialist

Tel: 01473 704 946

or email:

Jayne.Chappels@esneft.nhs.uk

Almira.Flatman@esneft.nhs.uk

For information about the Support Group please contact the Support Group Leader whose contact details are listed above.

For all general enquiries about myeloma please contact the Myeloma Infoline on 0800 980 3332 or email askthenurse@myeloma.org.uk

Further information