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Forthcoming meetings

You can check this page regularly to find out about forthcoming support group meetings. Read below for more details.

If you are a member of a support group and have any meetings coming up, please let us know by emailing us at getinvolved@pancreaticcancer.org.uk.

  • The Loss Foundation is a registered charity providing support to people who have lost loved ones to cancer. They have groups in London running as follows:

    • North London: Every 3rd Monday of the month between 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Vale Community Centre, 1 Pentland Close, Carlton Vale, South Kilburn, London, NW6 5RT

    • East London: Every 1st Wednesday of the month between 6:30 – 8:30 pmat The Cabin, St Margaret’s House, Old Ford Road, London E2 9PL. (The Cabin is down a walkway to the left of The Gallery Cafe, look out for number 15 & 17 Old Ford Road, go through the gates and around to The Cabin. Signs will be out to guide you.)

    • Socials are held on the last Saturday of the month at different venues.

  • In order to reach more people, PanPals Dorset now hold regular drop-in coffee mornings at:

    The Engine Room Cafe, 

    Poundbury Gardens, Queen Mother Square, 

    Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3RT.

    These are always on the last Thursday of the month, beginning at 10.30am.

    PanPals Dorset offer a warm welcome to those affected by pancreatic cancer and a chance to chat with others who have had similar experiences.

    Please feel free to pop in - look out for a touch of purple.

    They hope to see you soon.

    You can find out more on the PanPals Dorset website.

  • Informal meetings for patients, carers and relatives. Chat over coffee and occasional speakers. Please note, we do not offer bereavement support.

    2019 Meetings:

    Our meetings run approximately every 6 weeks from 10am until 12 noon with the location changing regularly.

    Please contact PanPals for meeting dates and venues if you would like to attend, at Panpalsyorks@yahoo.co.uk.

  • Meetings take place once a month in the Macmillan Cancer Unit at Leighton Hospital, usually on the second Monday of the month. Future meeting dates can be viewed below or you can contact the Upper GI Nurse Specialists directly for further information.

    The main contact for this group is as follows: Vicky Woodall or Caroline Firth (Upper GI Clinical Nurse Specialists) on 01270 273803.

    Email contact details are:



    Upcoming meeting dates:

    Please contact Vicky or Caroline for information.

  • A support group for patients diagnosed with pancreatic, bile duct, duodenal, ampullary or gallbladder cancersampullary cancers.

    Our meetings take place every 2 months and may include guest speakers. The meetings offer you the opportunity to meet with other patients and their relatives, to chat about anything you wish and to offer support to each other.

    2020 Meetings

    All of our 2020 meetings will be held in the Community Room at the Marks and Spencer store in Wolstanton, Newcastle under Lyme.

    Meetings start at 2pm and run until approximately 3.30pm. The postcode for the store is ST5 0AP. Their telephone number is 01782 606 515.

    Please take the lift or escalators to the first floor and head towards the Bureau de Change. The community room is to the right of the Bureau de Change, opposite the entrance to the toilet facilities.

    Meeting Dates & speakers

    • 15th January 2020 - Hilary Brown, Improve PANC
    • 11th March 2020 - Dietary Advice (speaker’s name
    • to be confirmed)
    • 13th May 2020 - Rhiannon Hembrow, Tai Chi with
    • Rhi (gentle exercise)
    • 15th July 2020
    • 16th September 2020 - Glyn Williams, Co-op
    • (planning for the future)
    • 28th October 2020 - Diane Leopard, Hands4Wellbeing (focus on emotions)

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    For more information, contact Lesley on 07946 171747 or supportpancan@aol.com.

  • This group is for anyone in and around London affected by pancreatic cancer.

    We will update this page when the next meeting is announced.

    For more details and information about attending, please contact londonpanpals@googlemail.com.

  • Our support group is for people affected by HPB cancers who haven't undergone surgery. Join us at 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.

    Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of alternate months. Please contact the centre for more information.

    Maggie's Centres provide free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends.
    For further information contact HPB CNS, Stephanie Gooder, on 01614194868 or Maggie's on 641 4848

  • 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

  • This group is patient led but supported by professionals with expertise and knowledge in pancreatic cancer. Everyone is welcome.

    For more information contact Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist, Phil Whelan on 0151 7062654 or at philip.whelan@rlbuht.nhs.uk

  • This support group for pancreatic, bile duct, gallbladder and liver cancers welcomes patients and families.

    Meetings take place between 1.30-3pm at The Churchill, 65 Bootham, York, YO30 7DQ. Light refreshments are provided.

    2019 meeting dates:

    • 1st April
    • 3rd June
    • 29th July
    • 7th October
    • 2nd December

    For more information, please contact the Macmillan Upper GI Specialist Nurses on 01904 726482.