Help and support Your local support group London and Surrey About the group Three groups came together in 2011 to work cooperatively as one group: London Central (set up 1988); London South West (set up 1996) and Surrey (set up 2004/5). The group meets 3/4 times a year to give members an opportunity to get together to hear a speaker and for support. Refreshments are provided and there is time for a chat and a raffle. Refreshments are provided by volunteers and a small charge is made that helps to cover the cost of the venue. This group has a number of volunteers who form the committee and include a treasurer, chairperson and secretary. The committee organises and runs the group meetings. There are additional helpers who help with taking donations at the door, helping with the raffle and fundraising. A further helper ensures there are leaflets at the hospital. The group also meets for additional social events such as a visit to Kew Gardens and Christmas lunch. This group usually has between 25 and 35 people that attend the meetings. Future meeting dates All group meetings are postponed until further notice due to COVID-19, however we would like to invite you to take this opportunity to join our virtual groups on Facebook and to reach out to people near you that you may not have met through your normal group meetings. There are individual pages for each UK region and you can find the groups here. Group contact Group Contact Name: Linda Barns (Surrey) Group Contact Number: 0845 899 7127 (London); 0845 899 7136 (Surrey) Group Contact Email: [email protected] Please remember all our support groups are organised and run by volunteers. Please bear this in mind when getting in touch with the group contact. Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone company's access charge. Please note the above contact details are for information about the local group only.