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Myeloma UK celebrates reaching 100 UK and Ireland Support Groups

Myeloma UK has celebrated a new milestone after reaching 100 Support Groups across the UK and Ireland.

Myeloma UK news, Patient advocacy news // 19th September 2017

Myeloma UK has celebrated a new milestone after reaching 100 Support Groups across the UK and Ireland. Support Group leaders and Myeloma UK representatives celebrated the achievement at the Support Group Leaders Weekend Workshop which took place on the 15 and 16 September in Manchester.

A total of 44 delegates from 24 Support Groups attended the weekend workshop in Manchester and were presented with a special cake to mark the occasion.

Support Group Lead, Sara Morgan, said, “We are so happy to see how much our network of Support Groups has grown over the years. It is great to see patients, friends and family members all supporting each other, through all stages of living with myeloma.

 

We are so happy to see how much our network of Support Groups has grown over the years. It is great to see patients, friends and family members all supporting each other, through all stages of living with myeloma.

Support Group Lead, Sara Morgan

“We will continue to work on setting up new groups where there is a need and demand. This growth shows the importance of having a strong local support network available to patients and family members.”

The number of Support Groups has doubled over the last three years, with more and more popping up all over the country. The incredible growth of this support network is thanks to volunteers working with Myeloma UK and other blood cancer charities including the Lymphoma Association and Leukaemia Care.

Support Groups are set up and run by enthusiastic individuals, whether they are patients, family members or healthcare professionals. Through dedication from these people, many myeloma patients have been able to meet others going through a similar situation to talk about their experiences, learn more about myeloma and support each other. With these groups, no one has to go through their journey alone.

To find your nearest myeloma or haematology Support Group, visit our helpful group finding tool. No Support Group in your area? Download or view our Infosheet on setting up a Support Group, contact Myeloma UK on 0131 557 3332, or email support@myeloma.org.uk.