Cheltenham Support Group

Our friendly and caring Lymphoma Action group meets on both weekdays and weekends. We find this mix works well as we can connect with even more people in the area.


Meeting day and time

We meet monthly on a Thursday evening from 6 to 7.30pm or a Saturday morning 10.30am to 12pm.

Please see below for meeting dates and other useful information about our group.

  • Saturday 14 April

  • Thursday 10 May

  • Saturday 9 June

  • Thursday 12 July - Presentation by Kiki - "Finding the joy in the cancer journey"

  • Saturday 11 August - Presentation by Claire Lait - Physiotherapy & Exercise plus a Picnic!

  • Thursday 13 September - Presentation by Maggies - Oncology Pharmacist

  • Saturday 13 October

  • Thursday 8 November -Presentation by Sean Elyan - Radiotherapy and other topics

  • Saturday 8 December


Group contact 

Ian on 07711824284


Venue

Maggie’s Centre, The Lodge, (near Cheltenham General Hospital), College Baths Road, Cheltenham GL53 7QB.

Directions by car

You’ll need to park in the Lido Car Park which is opposite the entrance to the Oncology Centre at the rear of Cheltenham General Hospital.

The car park is Pay and Display in advance. Depending on which meeting you go the parking may cost from £1.70 to £3.30 (note it's free after 6pm). You can pay with coins or Pay by Phone facility. 

Directions on foot

You’ll need to walk down into College Baths Road with the Lido behind you. Pass the Fire Station on your left and then you’ll see a long garden with a large stainless steel water sculpture with a white garden path running beside it.

The blue Maggie’s sign is situated at the front of the garden on a small grassy mound. Carry on up the winding path to the front door. The button to press to open the door is on a chrome circular post on your left just before you see the door which is tucked around the corner.


 
The support group has given me the power to open up and talk about my lymphoma, and it is great to be able to speak with other people with the same illness
Cheltenham support group attendee

About our group 

Our group relaunched in 2016 following a change in organiser.

Working with Maggie's Cheltenham and our local Clinical Nurse Specialist we decided to try meeting on a weekday evening and having a weekend morning meet-up as well. It's worked brilliantly. 

For our Thursday meetings we have guest speakers, whereas our Saturday morning meetings are more of an informal get-together where we can support each other and have a general natter.

We have people who come to both meetings, others find one day more convenient over another - perhaps coming straight from work on a weekday. Others prefer the Saturday morning so they can visit Cheltenham before or afterwards.

We know there are many rural areas around Cheltenham, so having the two meeting options to connect with others has proved very popular.

Family members and friends are also very welcome to our meetings. Just pop in whenever you're free or feel in need of support. 


Going to a meeting for the first time

Some people find it reassuring to have a particular person to look out for when going somewhere new. If you’d like to chat beforehand or to find out more about the group please call the organiser, Ian on the phone number listed above.

Or if you prefer you can call our Freephone helpline on 0808 808 5555 (Mon-Fri 10am-3pm) or email us information@lymphoma-action.org.uk.