Firstly, the last meeting didn’t go so well – in fact it didn’t go at all! Val, our facilitator who was due to lead a session on EFT, was ill and unable to do the session. After the June meeting this is starting to feel like a trend. Unfortunately quite a few of our regulars were away as well, which left Francesca there on her own. After the cancellation in June, for similar reasons, we’re left feeling a bit dispirited at this end. Our funds, which were low anyway are getting depleted as we have to pay for room rentals whether or not anyone turns up. We had talked about doing some fund raising to boost the pot but are thinking now that it’s not worth it if numbers remain so low.
Added to this, Francesca has decided that she needs to focus her energy on her health and has decided to withdraw from her role in the group. We’ve talked through what we might do next and don’t want to end the group at this stage, but we have decided to take a pause.
So we are cancelling the autumn meetings and will see where we’re up to at the beginning of next year. In the meantime, I will hold this space. I might do the occasional mailing if something comes up that I think you might be interested in – feel free to email me if there is something you’d like circulating. Also please continue to encourage people to sign up to our mailing list.
We would still like to meet for a Christmas meal on December 8th so keep that date in your diaries. We won’t be able to subsidise the meal this year though.
Maybe we could meet a few times a year for a social gathering? Or maybe someone would like to organise a half day workshop on something they have energy for? Contact me if you have any ideas about the best way to progress.
We have had some lovely sessions over the last couple of years and I’d like to thank all of you who’ve attended, participants and facilitators alike, and those of you who have passed on information about us to others. Will be in touch
Much love to you all
PS If you have set up a standing order into the Cancer Self Care bank account please cancel it.