Cancer Support Days in Axminster

THE first in a series of Cancer Support Days was held at The Awareness Centre last month. Nine people turned out for the Axminster Cancer Information and Support (ACXIS) event. There were talks on holistic approaches to cancer, nutrition and art therapy,

THE first in a series of Cancer Support Days was held at The Awareness Centre last month.

Nine people turned out for the Axminster Cancer Information and Support (ACXIS) event. There were talks on holistic approaches to cancer, nutrition and art therapy, and visitors took part in relaxation and visualisation sessions.

Local company 'Emma and Pickles' (www.chemochic.co.uk) allowed people to try their headwear - an alternative to wigs when hair is lost as a result of cancer treatment.

Emmay Way, a former cancer patient, developed the headwear range following her own experience.


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The next Support Day will take place on Sunday, April 19. This will include talks from Alison Batchelor, the Lymphoedema Nurse Specialist at St Margaret's Hospice and Chard-based GP, Dr Andrew Tresidder.

Relaxation, visualisation sessions, hand massage, healing, art therapy, nutrition information and taster sessions in a variety of complementary therapies will be available on the day.

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The cost is �5 and places can be booked by contacting the Awareness Centre. If you would like to find out more about AXCIS, please contact the Awareness Centre on 01297 32331 or visit www.awarenesscentre.org.uk .

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