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Cancer support group celebrates anniversary following ‘unimaginable success’

PUBLISHED: 16:51 11 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:51 11 March 2019

The Can-cervive cancer support group, founded in Lowestoft, has celebrated its fourth anniversary. Picture: Courtesy of Jo Pawlett

The Can-cervive cancer support group, founded in Lowestoft, has celebrated its fourth anniversary. Picture: Courtesy of Jo Pawlett

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A group which has supported more than 100 people diagnosed with cancer has celebrated its fourth anniversary.

Founded in Lowestoft by Jo Pawlett and Emma Tills, Can-cervive offers a helping hand to men and women of all ages to help them cope with their diagnosis.

The pair, who were themselves diagnosed with cancer while in their 30s, are now joined in running the group by Vicky Penning and Lindsay Coleman.

As it continues working with nurses at James Paget University Hospital, Can-cervive welcomed members old and new to its special anniversary celebration on Saturday, March 2.

“We could never have imagined how successful Can-cervive would become and how many people we would be able to support during their cancer journey,” said Mrs Pawlett.

“Each month we welcome new members and have recently started to attract more men to the group. This is something we will continue to concentrate on, ensuring all men have access to support and feel as welcomed as women.”

Can-cervive meets monthly at the Paget’s Louise Hamilton Centre. For more information, search ‘Can-cervive’ on Facebook.

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