Give a Heart...
'Give a Heart' is a unique campaign by The West Suffolk, Thetford and Sudbury Cancer Support Group. Providing free heart shaped cushions, made by volunteers, breast cancer patients no longer need to feel alone. Not only is the cushion a thoughtful gesture, it can also be placed under the arm to ease the pain from surgical incision and tension as well as helping to reduce swelling under the arm.
Adding to it's practical purpose the cushion also helps sufferers connect with other women and is a form of psychological comfort, creating a project as a form of therapy to reduce feelings of helplessness that some can feel when faced with a disease they can't control.
Supported by the local Haart Estate Agents in Bury St Edmunds, the group is always on the look out for volunteers, handy sewers or even just materials for making more hearts, the group meet every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm in the MacMillian Unit at the West Suffolk Hospital and often have speakers, outings, Reflexology and Aromatherapy! All about supporting each other, this is a fantastic cause.