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Reading Myeloma Support Group

Reading Myeloma Support Group was established 10 years ago, and welcomes anyone living with myeloma, including friends and family. This Support Group has 60+ members from all over the South East. There is no cost associated with this Group. Our sole purpose is to help each other, meet others in a similar situation, and share experiences and encouragement.

Normally, the Group meets every 3 months with face to face presentations from Myeloma specialists and support organisations. This is an opportunity to meet in a relaxed environment and ask questions, along with a tea/coffee. However, with the Covid situation, all meetings have reverted to online Zoom meetings – a combination of monthly semi-formal technical meetings and also informal ‘Chat and Chai’ Zoom sessions every 2 weeks. These Zoom meetings help keep us connected – just drop in and drop out if convenient for you. The Group also has an active WhatsApp forum which also keeps everyone up to date with topical issues. It’s easy to join this – and participate if you wish or just watch from the side-lines.

Support Group Overview

Venue Information

Maiden Place Community Centre
Lower Earley
Reading
Berkshire
RG6 3HE

Who to contact

Stuart Fraser, Support Group Leader
E: ReadingMyeloma@gmail.com
T: 011897 852 284
M: 07974 579 007

Upcoming Dates

2022 Meeting Dates:

Monthly semi-formal Zoom Meetings

  • Saturday 15 January at 10am: Dr Ramasamy
  • Saturday 19 February at 10am: TBA
  • Saturday 19 March at 10am: Group Catch up
  • Thursday 26 May at 7pm: Clinical Trials Team presentation

Face-to-face meetings:

  • Saturday 18 June at 10.30am – garden party/speed dating event. Venue: Maiden Hall, RG6 3HD
  • Coffee morning date TBA. Venue: Wokingham Country Park
  • July coffee morning date TBA. Venue: Henley Riverside

Chat and Chai session dates

  • Wednesday 12 January at 2pm
  • Wednesday 26 January at 2pm
  • Wednesday 9 February at 2pm
  • Wednesday 23 February at 2pm

These Chat and Chai sessions will continue at 2-weekly intervals

Venue & Parking Information

Maiden Place can be reached from the M4, A329 or A4. When arriving there is a car park in front of you. Continue as the road bears right to the top of the car park. The community centre is next to the Baptist church.

There is plenty of free parking available.

Contact Information

Stuart Fraser, Support Group Leader
E: ReadingMyeloma@gmail.com
T: 011897 852 284
M: 07974 579 007

 

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