Reading Support Group

If you'd like to connect with local people affected by lymphoma, why not join us at our next Reading support group meeting. Everyone is welcome, whether you have a diagnosis or are close to someone who has.

PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE A NEW VENUE, MEETING DAY AND TIME FROM APRIL 2019 - SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS.


Meeting day and time

From April 2019, until at least September, we will be meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month, except December, from 7.15 to 8.45pm at our new venue in Woodley - see below for details.

Meeting dates:

  • Wednesday 24 April - Our first meeting at the Oakwood Centre, 7.15-8.45pm, details of venue and travel below

  • Wednesday 22 May - at the Oakwood Centre, 7.15-8.45pm

  • Wednesday 26 June - at the Oakwood Centre, 7.15-8.45pm 

  • Wednesday 24 July - at the Oakwood Centre, 7.15-8.45pm

  • Wednesday 28 August - at the Oakwood Centre, 7.15-8.45pm

  • Wednesday 25 September - at the Oakwood Centre, 7.15-8.45pm

  • October - date and venue to be confirmed

  • November - date and venue to be confirmed

  • December - No meeting


Going to a meeting

Anyone affected by lymphoma can attend a Lymphoma Action support group.  You don't have to book or even let us know beforehand that you are coming along - just turn up, you'll be made welcome.

There is no charge for attending a Lymphoma Action support group, though donations help us to continue to provide local support. 

At your first meeting, you will complete a registration form, which also enables us to keep in touch with you about future meetings.  You can request other types of information, including our popular Lymphoma matters magazine, on the same form.

You can attend our support groups as often and for as long as you need - you aren't expected to come to every meeting and don't have to tell us if you won't be there.  If you move on but then want to come back, perhaps because of a change to your lymphoma, that's fine, too.

Going to a lymphoma support group for the first time can feel like a big step. If you would like to talk to someone about it, you are welcome to call the Freephone helpline on 0808 808 5555 (Mon-Fri 10am-3pm) or email us at information@lymphoma-action.org.uk

If you would like to speak with the Reading support group organiser before going to a meeting, please call the helpline to be put in touch.


Venue

From April 2019, until at least September 2019, we will be meeting in the Falcon Room at the Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JZ.

Tea, coffee and water are available.

Getting to the Oakwood Centre

By car:  From Reading town centre, take the A4 London Road towards Maidenhead.  At the Shepherd's Hill roundabout, turn right onto Reading Road.  Continue along Reading Road, until the left turn onto Headley Road.  The car park entrance is to your right, with the Oakwood Centre on your left. 

Parking at the Headley Road pay and display car park, opposite the Oakwood Centre is free after 6pm.  You can also park free of charge at Woodford Park Leisure Centre (off Haddon Drive), a short walk through the park to the Oakwood Centre.

By bus:  A number of services to Woodley are available, including from Reading town centre (13/14 and 19a/19c); from Maidenhead (127) and Wokingham (128/129).

By train: The nearest station is Earley, on the Reading-Waterloo line, picking up the 19a/19c buses on Church Road or walking through the South Lake area.