West Pennine Myeloma Support Group

The West Pennine Myeloma Support Group meets in Bury but welcomes members from Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

The group provides emotional and educational support for people with myeloma together with their carers, family and friends.

Anyone is welcome to attend any of the meetings at the Fusilier Museum and if you have difficulties in getting to the meetings you can contact the Support Group to see if lifts can be organised.

At most meetings there is a guest speaker either on aspects of coping with myeloma or general interest but there is always time to chat over tea/coffee, share experiences and give each other practical and emotional support.

Support Group Overview

Venue Information

Fusilier Museum,

Moss Street,



T: 0161 763 8950

Who to contact

Christine Hacking, Chair
M: 07980 398109

Joan Smith, Secretary
T: 0161 766 4669


Upcoming Dates

West Pennine Myeloma Support Group usually meets from 1.00pm – 3.00pm, approximately every six weeks.

2022 Meeting Dates:

  • Monday 10 January – AGM and Quiz
  • Tuesday 22 February – Fusilier Museum – Paul Dalton
  • Monday 4 April – Flower arranging with Christine Hacking
  • Tuesday 17 May – Dr Philip Crea, Consultant Haematologist
  • Monday 27 June – Welfare Benefits
  • Tuesday 9 August – Juanita Templeton, Dietician
  • Monday 19 September – Underground Manchester – Keith Warender
  • Tuesday 1 November – Amanda Lane, Haematology Advanced Practitioner, on ‘What do blood tests mean?’
  • Monday 12 December – Christmas lunch


In addition to these meetings, the Group also meet on Zoom, and organise social trips. Please contact the Support Group Leaders for further information.

Venue & Parking Information

Fusilier Museum is in the town centre, near the Town Hall.

There is on-street parking nearby, which is free if you are a Blue Badge holder, and it is only a few minutes walk from the Bury Interchange. We will ensure there is someone to direct you at the museum.

Contact Information

Christine Hacking, Chair
M: 07980 398109

Joan Smith, Secretary
T: 0161 766 4669



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

Further information