Anyone in the Whitehaven, Workington or surrounding areas affected by lymphoma, myeloma, leukaemia or any other blood cancer now have access to extra support.

Lymphoma Action, the only charity in the UK dedicated to this particular type of blood cancer, has a blood cancer support group in Whitehaven.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September from 2.00pm to 3.30pm.

Hosted by Ros who has herself experienced lymphoma, the group meets on the third Tuesday of alternate months at Bransty Royal British Legion, Bransty Road, Whitehaven, CA28 6HF.

The support group is open to anyone affected by a diagnosis of lymphoma, myeloma, leukaemia or any other blood cancer.

Those attending don’t have to be the person diagnosed; friends, family members and colleagues of people with blood cancer are all welcome.

Karen Bonell, Lymphoma Action’s Regional Development Manager, said “I’m so pleased that we have this group in Whitehaven. Many people say to us they felt isolated by their blood cancer diagnosis and that their support group is a lifeline. As well as meeting others with similar experiences, it’s a chance to hear from informative speakers and join interesting discussions – all in a safe, supportive and welcoming environment.”

Anyone interested in attending contact Karen on 07710 393 891 for an informal chat or just turn up on the day.

Find out more about lymphoma and the charity’s support groups and other services at