Newsletter March 2020

COPES March NEWS 2020

Our 50th NEWSLETTER since the member’s sub-committee took over the day to day admin of COPES.

COFFEE MORNING 07/03/20 – drop in from 10 till around 12.30/1.00 in the Women’s Clinic, Nightingale Centre, Southend Hospital.

Special presentation, discussion and questions on “Coping with Change” at around 11, led by Deborah Malster, a colleague of the CNS team’s. This promises be an interesting opportunity to consider how a cancer diagnosis changes our perspectives.

Special Treat!

We’re thrilled to again have a wonderful opportunity to have a lunch at ‘Food by John Lawson’, 92, Leigh Rd, Leigh on Sea. This will be on Thursday March 12th from 12.00. John and his team have agreed to give us a special price, further subsidised by COPES, so the cost will be £15 per COPES member. This includes three courses and a glass of wine or a soft drink. John will give a talk to us about his food and the restaurant during our visit. For those of you who went last year, it was a wonderful experience and one which will get booked up quickly.

Payment should be made by cheque or BACS at time of reservation or at the Coffee Morning in cash. There are only 26 seats in the restaurant so after the places are booked by COPES members, guests will be invited at the full price of £25. Text or email Wendy to reserve your place and details of payment will be given then.

Dinner Dance 23.04.20 – 6.30 for 7pm prompt

There is still time to book up your tickets for this year’s fabulous Dinner Dance at the Roslin Beach Hotel. Tickets are £35 for a three course meal and disco, with a fabulous raffle and DJ. Contact Sue for details.

We have welcomed several new members over the past few months and it’s always a bit of a double-edged sword. We are sorry that you’ve been diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer but we’re so glad you made it to COPES coffee mornings.

Last month we had a very supportive discussion (which we’re building on this month) centring round our website info and how we all felt about COPES…the support given and how we talked to friends and family when we were first diagnosed. We’re hoping to put together some ‘COPING WITH’ pages to add to the one that we already have on our website, available to those who cannot or do not wish to make it to our coffee morning. (We already have ‘COPING WITH talking to children about a diagnosis’, found under ‘Support’.) Could we ask you to log on to our website and send us any suggestions as to how we could improve it? (information/layout/wording etc). Thank you.