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Find out where to find your nearest pancreatic cancer Support Group as well as details of any upcoming meetings. Remember to look further down the page for information on contacting your local group. You can also set up your own support group.

The Loss Foundation

Location: London

The Loss Foundation is a registered charity providing support to people who have lost loved ones to cancer. They have groups in North and East London. Click here to find out when their meetings are held.

For more information, email: info@thelossfoundation.org or call: 0300 200 4112.

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Bristol friends & fundraisers

Location: Bristol

The Bristol support group is for anyone with a connection to pancreatic cancer living in the Bristol area to make friends and have fun while raising funds and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer UK. The group meet at various times throughout the year. You can contact Karen Ellison at kazzaellison@hotmail.com or 07545 145 540 or contact the group via their Facebook page by clicking 'Find out more'.

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The Essex Pancreatic Cancer Support Network

Location: Essex

Th Essex Pancreatic Cancer Support Network is for anybody who has been affected by pancreatic cancer in some way - either having been diagnosed themselves or as a relative, spouse or partner of someone with pancreatic cancer. They meet regularly for a coffee and a chat and would be delighted to have more people join them. You can call John on 07921263640 or visit their Facebook page for information on upcoming meetings by clicking 'Find out more'.

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Hertfordshire Support Group

Location: Hertfordshire

This group is for anyone affected by pancreatic cancer in the area. If you're interested in joining the Hertfordshire group, email getinvolved@pancreaticcancer.org.uk

Leicester Pancreatic Cancer Support Group

Location: Leicester

An informal group for anyone in the Leicester area. The group is available to patients, their carers and anyone affected by pancreatic cancer. For more information, email sophie.noble@uhl-tr.nhs.uk  or call 07908 464558 during working hours ( Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm).

London PanPals

Location: London

This group is for anyone in and around London affected by pancreatic cancer. The group meets monthly in central London. Please contact londonpanpals@googlemail.com for further information.

PALMS: Pancreas and Liver Meeting 2 Support U- East Lancashire Liver and Pancreas Support Group

Location: Accrington

This group is for anyone in the East Lancashire area affected by Pancreas or Liver diseases. The group meets at Accrington Fire Station, Hyndburn Road, Church, Accrington, BB5 4EQ monthly on set dates from 2-4pm. For more information, please call 07516 181542.

PanPals Dorset

Location: Dorset

This group is for anyone in the Dorset area affected by pancreatic cancer. The group meets every last Thursday of the month. For more information call 01258 837770 or 07855 79036 or email Audrey at audreysaunders.823@btinternet.com. Alternatively, you can find out more on their website by clicking on the link below.

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PanPals Yorkshire

Location: Yorkshire

An informal group for anyone affected by pancreatic cancer. The group is currently being run by Karen, John, Paula (the senior HCA) and the nursing team at St James' University Hospital and they plan to hold meetings quarterly. The invitation is extended to your family and carers. Please do contact panpalsyorks@yahoo.co.uk if you are interesting in attending, or visit their website by clicking 'Find out more'.

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SOS (Stomach, Oesophageal Support includes Liver & Pancreatic Cancers) Cancer Support Group

Location: Lancashire

SOS is a cancer support group that includes support for those with pancreatic cancer. The group meets every second Thursday of the month at 2pm. For more information please click below to find out more or you can phone 07926047519 or email: ian@sos-cancersupport.uk.

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Wessex Pancreas & Bile Duct Cancer Support Network Group

Location: Wessex

This group is for anyone affected by pancreatic or bile duct cancer.  Meetings are sponsored by Planets and are held in the Southampton area. 

For more information, contact the HPB Specialist Nursing Team on 023 8120 4374.

Macmillan Pancreas Cancer Support Group

Location: Liverpool

This group is patient led but supported by professionals with expertise and knowledge in Pancreas Cancer. For more information contact Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist, Phil Whelan at philip.whelan@rlbuht.nhs.uk

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Pan Pals Gwent

Location: Newport

In partnership with St David's Hospice, this informal group gives you the chance to meet up for a cuppa and chat with others affected by pancreatic cancer. A palliative care nurse is available to answer any queires. PanCan Pals is held at St David's Hospice, Blackett Avenue, Newport NP20 6NH. The group meet on the fourth Friday of every month from 1.30 pm-3.00pm. For more information on upcoming meetings, please contact Linda Reardon: MrsLinda.Reardon@outlook.com or call: 07986085034.  

Mid Cheshire Pancreatic Cancer Patient Support Group

Location: Crewe

This group is patient led but supported by pancreatic cancer nurse specialists. The group will be meeting once a month starting in September. To find out when the group will be meeting, click here. For more information, you can contact Vicky Woodall or Caroline Firth on 01270 273803 or email: 

Vicky.Woodall@mcht.nhs.uk or Caroline.Firth@mcht.nhs.uk

Purple Rainbow Pancreatic Cancer Group

Location: Staffordshire

The Purple Rainbow Pancreatic Cancer group provides support for people affected by pancreatic cancer across Staffordshire and meets every six weeks. For more information, contact Lesley on 07946 171747 or supportpancan@aol.com. You can also visit their Twitter page here.

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Maggie's Manchester Hepato-Biliary Support Group

Location: Maggie's Manchester

This new support group will be for people affected by HPB cancers. Come to The Maggie's Centre for an opportunity to meet other people in a similar position and to access support and advice from the professional team.
Maggie's Centres provide free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends.

For further information contact Sr. Aileen Aherne, on 07973947137 or Maggie's on 641 4848.

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The Cambridge Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) Support Group

Location: Maggie's Wallace

The Cambridge Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) Support Group is for people with cancer of the pancreas, biliary system or liver and their relatives. It is run by a cancer support specialist from Maggie’s and a nurse specialist. The group meets on the first Friday of every month from 10.30am – 12pm.

Location: Maggie’s Wallace, 21 Milton House, Puddicombe Way, Cambridge, CB2 0AD

For more information, call 01223 249220 or visit www.maggiescentres.org

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