Friday, 21 October 2011


Lots to catch up on since August...
Great ACW weekend at Scargill in September. I only managed to attend on Saturday but was inspired (as always) by Adrian & Bridget Plass, as well as Nick Page and all the other lovely people who were there.

Spoke to the Shepley Mother's Union on Wednesday 14th Sept. A lovely group of women doing good work in their community. Met a mother whose son, like James, had cancer in his youth but survived and is in his thirties now. He has also suffered post traumatic stress symptoms. Made me more determined then ever to raise awareness and support for research into Cancer Surviorship.

Spoke to the Rastrick Mother's Union on the 20th September. This was a bit different, as we had a short service in the church before the meeting/talk got underway in the Sunday school building. They could just about hear me over the roar of the scouts in the next room. Met a woman called Shirley who is joining ACW after telling me she was interested in writing, too.

In October, Howard and I enjoyed a few days with family in Slough before speaking to the Tuesday Break group at Slough Baptist Church. This was my third engagement with this group. The title of my talk was God promises His peace. I had some interesting questions and some very good feedback.

On October 20th, I gave a talk to the Thursday Fellowship group at Linthwaite Methodist Church. It was lovely to be introduced by my friend Margaret. Afterwards a man came up to tell me his neck had been broken in a hit and run accident when he was on his bike. He whispered that he also suffered post traumatic stress symptoms and seemed grateful that I'd talked about the subject.