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Monthly Meeting - Friday 7th December 2018: Christmas Social

Christmas Social, to be held from 6:30 p.m. in St Andrews church hall.

RPCSG Walk on Tuesday 4th December

The December RPCSG walk will be on Tuesday 4th December. It will start in the village of Hambleden which is North-East of Henley-On-Thames. The starting point is outside the cafe in the centre of Hambleden beginning at 10:30 a.m. The postcode RG9 6RP will take you close to the village centre. The walk will be very picturesque, through the Chiltern valley to Skirmett which is a flat walk of about 2.5 miles. We will stop for lunch/refreshments at The Frog at Skirmett where they will be expecting us. This is a welcoming pub with a varied menu. We will return to Hambleden by the same route, making a total walking distance of about 5 miles.

Directions from Reading to Hambleden are to take the A4 East out of Reading then take the A321 to Henley via Wargrave. Cross the bridge at Henley and follow the A4155 signposted to Marlow. After about 4 miles turn left to Hambleden and about 1 mile further on bear right at a fork in the road and the village centre is then about 150 yards further on. There is free parking in the village.

Anyone who does not want to participate in the walk is welcome to join the walkers at The Frog at Skirmett for the refreshments; the postcode is RG9 6TG. We will probably arrive around 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m.

I hope that you will be able to join in this walk.

RPCSG Christmas Social 7th December 2018

We are now collecting names of members who would like to attend the Christmas Social event on the 7th December 2018. This popular event will be in the St Andrews church hall with a buffet meal, quiz, raffle and a game. The number of places is limited by the hall so please contact the Treasurer Roger Bennett as soon as possible to reserve your places. Don't forget that this is a 'Bring Your Own Drinks' event!

The Reading Prostate Cancer Support Group provides support for men suffering from prostate cancer, and for their wives and partners. We achieve this by offering information, support, help, and a social setting in which group members can converse at regular group meetings and social functions.

The information that we - the RPCSG - have is based on the experiences and treatments of other members, but you should of course see a consultant for treatment specific to you. We cannot offer medical advice.

We hold regular meetings and social functions, and events to promote awareness of prostate cancer in the community. We work closely with staff at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. Many of our members first attend a meeting after diagnosis and before treatment, and found advice and experience very helpful in this confusing time before treatment.

We warmly welcome new members - Please note that Membership is FREE - and their partners, who are invited to either attend one of the monthly meetings, or to contact a support member on the telephone numbers found on the Contacts/Support page.

We arrange several events during each year, and hold monthly group meetings, at which we have professional guest speakers who give presentations on topics relevant to prostate cancer. These meetings also give the opportunity of social interaction between members. A regular Newsletter is sent to members.

The Reading Prostate Cancer Support Group has been running since 2007 and has a membership of more than 120 male and female members, many of whom attend our meetings - often with their family. Our meetings are held in the early evening on the first Friday every month. The Committee work to ensure that we have the chance to hear presentations by well-respected professionals on topics of interest to the group.

Meetings are held next door to the Royal Berkshire Hospital, just a short walk for those receiving and providing treatment. Hence we attract many of the top professionals in Berkshire, some may even be treating you. In addition we make a point of inviting speakers from around the country together with specialist nursing professionals who often take a lead to get things known and shared.

Finally we take time to find where new treatments are heading so progress can be understood in layman's terms and the news shared by all as diagnosis and treatment awareness of prostate cancer continue to improve.

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