New home for the Southport Macmillan support centre

Macmillan’s Cancer Information and Support Centre in Southport has moved premises and is celebrating with an event for the public.

Previously on Scarisbrick Avenue, the new centre, now at 20 Stanley Street in Southport, will be holding its Macmillan coffee launch on Thursday 13th October from 10am – 2pm.

The centre, set up by Macmillan and NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), supports people affected by cancer. The launch event will be a fun filled day with coffee and cake, a raffle, mini make-overs from Boots, hand massages from Sefton O.P.E.R.A, singing from the Macmillan singing group and lots more.

Dr Graeme Allan, Macmillan GP and NHS Southport and Formby CCG cancer clinical lead, said: “It is important for us to let people know we have moved but also to invite them along to see the new premises. Whether you’ve been to see us before or are interested in the support we can offer to people affected by cancer, we’d really like to see you. It will be an action packed event with some of our groups on hand to showcase their skills and talk to people about joining them if they are interested.”

The centre offers people the chance to get involved in support groups such as crafts, singing and gardening, it also gives emotional and financial support and counselling to those on its cancer recovery programme who might need it.

The group holds a Health and Wellbeing Event three times a year bringing likeminded people together. The next event is on Thursday 3rd November at 1pm at Southport Theatre & Convention Centre.

The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre team are available Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm on 01704 533024 or email sfccg.macmillancic@nhs.net. For more information, please visit: www.southportmacmillancentre.org.uk