Thursday, 30 January 2020

Cancer Support in our area

Dear CSF Members, Friends and Volunteers,

"HELLO" and welcome to our February "What's On" Newsletter.  

With New Year celebrations behind us we hope 2020 is going to be a busy year for CSF Tarn. 

February is normally a dismal and grey month but here in South West France we are enjoying some bright sunny days.  Of course, this month is the time for those Truffle Festivals/Markets, where we can watch ingenious displays of culinary 'know how' from the experts. Nice to look forward to!!

It is also the 20th World Cancer Day on the 4th February.
It highlights the need for access to quality care, cancer research funding and greater understanding, respect and dignity.
This health awareness day is led by the Union for International Cancer Control, a global consortium of more than 470 cancer fighting organisations in over 120 countries.  The day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against cancer.  It takes place annually on the 4th February and targets the public through global communications and encourages policy makers and UICC member organisations to make cancer a political priority.  
Cancer Support France well understands the deep emotional effects.  This is why we ask you to give your support and time to help us promote awareness of our association. 
There are many ways to do this. 
You can:-
- spread the word and let all your friends know whenever we have a fund raising event.
- share this Newsletter with your friends.
- place one of our posters and brochures in as many pharmacies, dentists, hospitals, doctors and medical centres as possible. These are always supplies available from Denise Copley and Peter Waldekker, our CSF Co-ordinators, at our regular Coffee Mornings. 
- alert us to events/activitiesthroughout the year, involving English speakers, where we could promote CSF.

The next  Monthly Drop-In Coffee Morning Support Groups in Gaillac and Saint Antonin Noble Val will take place on the following dates:-

Cafe des Sports Brasserie, Gaillac.
(held every second Wednesday of the month).

Le Gazpacho Bar Brasserie, Saint Antonin Noble Val.
(held every third Wednesday of the month).  

Why not come along and join us?  We enjoy an informal setting and everyone is welcome.  Please ask your friends to come along  too!
A Trained Listener is always on hand.

Now available to download - January "TOUCHLINES" -  (the Cancer Support France Regular Quarterly Newsletter).  

CYCLE FOR LIFE 2020 - Wednesday 3rd June/Sunday 7th June

New route this year!   It will be following a dedicated cycle route, "La Flow Velo", through the Charente to Perigord, beginning in Rochefort at lunchtime on the 3rd Juneending lunchtime on the 7th in Thiviers.
If you are interested in taking part please contact Sasha on  She will ensure you are kept up to date and answer any queries.

In the meantime, A BIG THANKYOU for all your continued support.   It is always so very much appreciated!!

See you very soon!!

Warmest wishes.

Sheila Barcroft
for CSF Tarn, Tarn et Garonne Regions

"Our Mission" to support English speaking people living in France who are affected by Cancer.