Leukaemia support group launching in St Albans

Hannah Kutler and dad, Paul Janes

Hannah Kutler and dad, Paul Janes - Credit: Archant

Blood cancer victims across Hertfordshire will soon have access to a monthly support group being launched by the blood cancer charity, Leukaemia CARE.

Over cups of tea at the New Greens Social Club in St Albans, guests speakers living with, or beyond, blood cancer will offer people support, advice and guidance.

Hannah Kutler had the idea to launch a support group after her father and two of her friends were diagnosed with blood cancer.

She said: “I wanted to help and support other people and there was definitely a need in the area for a support group like this, so I thought, why not do it myself?

“I like helping people. I get a lot of pleasure helping other people.”

Hannah says a range of activities, from reflexology to guest speakers, will help to support people from all walks of life who have been affected by blood cancer.

She added: “Many patients require support outside of hospital care or between appointments, and that’s where we come in.

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“It’s important that people receive support whenever they need it. Anyone who is affected by blood cancer will receive face-to-face support at whatever stage of the journey they are on.”

The St Albans Haematology Support Group, as it will be known, is due to launch from 7pm to 8.30pm on September 24 in the New Greens Social Club.

For more information, visit leukaemiacare.org.uk/support-groups/south-east.