21.3 C
Sunday, June 4, 2023
NewsDoncaster mum starts drop-in brain tumour support group after losing husband

Doncaster mum starts drop-in brain tumour support group after losing husband

DISCLAIMER: Information and opinions reproduced in the articles are the ones of those stating them and it is their own responsibility. Publication in The European Times does not automatically means endorsement of the view, but the right to express it.

DISCLAIMER TRANSLATIONS: All articles in this site are published in English. The translated versions are done through an automated process known as neural translations. If in doubt, always refer to the original article. Thank you for understanding.

The European Times News aims to cover news that matter to increase the awareness of citizens all around geographical Europe.

More from the author

Cells, Immune cells, Septic shock and metastases, finding the culprits

Cells, Immune cells, Septic shock and metastases, finding the culprits

How can cells and Immune cells of the human body respond quickly to physical and chemical changes in their environment?
M87 galaxy with the cosmic digestive system

M87 galaxy with the cosmic digestive system

New observations of the M87 galaxy reveal how a powerful jet forms around a monstrous black hole.
Mother of two Janet Graves, 59 from Sprotbrough, lost her husband Alastair in 2013 to an aggressive brain tumour.


Ever since, Janet and her family and friends have tirelessly fundraised for Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity, the region’s leading charity dedicated to funding life-changing research and patient support. Her children have climbed Kilimanjaro, skydived and completed the Great North Run, while Janet regularly organises successful charity balls, cricket days and New Year parties. In total, Janet has helped raise over £30,000 for the charity to date.

Janet was determined to raise funds “not only to support research but also to provide practical help for those going through the same difficulties as we did – not just for the person with the brain tumour but for those around them caring and trying to keep going.”

This year, Janet is helping out the charity and its supporters in a new way. Instead of organising a party or running a marathon, she will be leading a Drop-In Café for patients, carers and loved ones in the Doncaster area.

The Drop-In Café will afford patients and their relatives and friends a chance to chat, ask questions, enjoy refreshments and meet others in a similar situation. Sprotbrough Cricket Club has kindly offered free use of their venue to help Janet and the charity run the monthly group.

Speaking about why she decided to run the drop-in, Janet said: “My family experienced the shock and devastation of losing my husband and father to our two children. Alastair suddenly was unable to continue working in the NHS when the grade 4 glioma became evident. I drove Alistair daily to Sheffield for medical interventions, but the emotional and practical support was not always there as we did not live close to the central services which were so precious and limited.

“It was an unreal experience even for us as NHS professionals. I was only too aware that not everyone is able to ask questions and know the ‘pathways’ and minefields that face you. I wanted to do something to ease that for others.

“I was so excited when I heard about the idea of the drop-in café because it gives an opportunity to meet up with others locally going through journeys of their own; it could provide a sound board, support network, advice; even just giving a reason to go out and socialise. I hope the groups evolve in a way that the members want them to and am very pleased that I can help.”

The Doncaster Drop-In Café will take place at Sprotbrough Cricket Club on the last Friday of the month from 1-3pm, with the first session on Friday 28th January. For more information, go to yorksbtc.org.uk/drop-in-cafes

Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity also offers a specific fortnightly bereavement support group, as well as monthly support meetups for patients and loved ones in the South Yorkshire area, wellbeing walks, patient grants and much more. For more information on the types of support available, go to yorksbtc.org.uk/support

Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity, on Wednesday 12 January, 2022. For more information subscribe and follow https://pressat.co.uk/

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Must read

Latest articles