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West Kent Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

Have you been diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis?

The newly founded West Kent Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group is based in Swanley and is being set up for anyone who is affected by pulmonary fibrosis including family, friends and carers.

The aim of the group is to provide support and information regarding the condition and an opportunity for you to meet other people with similar problems.

If you live anywhere in West Kent or SE London and would like to attend our meetings, please contact Dee or Roger Bryan in the first instance.

We meet at:

The Elim Christian Centre, Cherry Avenue, Swanley BR8 7DX

Meetings and topics

Meetings will be held on the last Monday of alternate months.

Monday, 25th June, Monday, 27th August, Monday, 29th October and December: date to be decided. (Subject to confirmation)

Meetings at the Elim Centre include a fund-raising raffle (with donated prizes, please) and light refreshments.

You are very welcome to contact Dee and Roger if you would like any further information.

The venue is served by bus route 429 from Dartford, West Kingsdown, Swanley Town
Centre and Swanley station.

Parking is limited on-site otherwise available on the road nearby.

All are welcome - patients and carers alike!

Contacts:
Dee Bryan, Mobile: 07775 616769 email: deebryan@me.com
Roger Bryan, Mobile: 07470 201703 email: roger.bryan@me.com

Bike around Brands 2018

Friday 17th August

Swanley and North Downs Lions are once again running a sponsored bicycle event at Brands Hatch, on the famous 1.2 mile Indy Circuit.

It is not a race, and participants set their own target for the number of laps they intend to complete.

Admission to the track will be from 6.30 p.m. until approx. 8.30 p.m.

There is no need to pre-book, but on the day each cyclist must register in the Kentagon bar/restaurant and collect a circuit entry pass.

Those 14 years of age or under must be accompanied by a riding adult at all times whilst on the circuit.

All riders will be asked to sign to accept Brands’ conditions for taking part, and under 18s must have a parent or responsible adult present, when registering, to accept those conditions on their behalf.

All riders are strongly advised to wear appropriate protective clothing, particularly an approved helmet.

Participants are encouraged to contribute as much as possible, but as a minimum each rider is asked to raise sponsorship, or make a personal donation, of at least £15 (£5 for those who are 14 years old and under), payable when registering if not sponsored for more.

If preferred payments can be made online, at any time, by visiting :

http://mydonate.bt.com/events/brands2018

Once logged on riders may make a personal donation, or create a page to enable their supporters to sponsor them, by use of a credit or debit card.

All money from the event is to be paid to Swanley & North Downs Lions who will be making a donation to ‘ellenor’, our local hospice service.

By taking part, riders will be helping both adults and children who have a life-threatening or life-limiting illness, and their families.

They will also be helping folk who are in real need for other reasons.

Should you have any queries, or need a sponsor form, contact Colin McRobert, telephone 01732 823827, or e-mail cjmcrobert@btinternet.com

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Volunteers needed for new Digital Den Club for anyone aged 8-11 at Swanley Library.

The sessions will include how circuits work; how to program robots; how to make a piano with bananas; and much more…

For more information phone 03000 413131 or email swanleylibrary@kent.gov.uk or visit
www.kent.gov.uk/libs

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The Big Sing

The Big Sing

The Big Community Sing - Thursday 21 June 2018

Choirs, quartets, rock and acapella groups and glee clubs are to showcase their musical talents at the ‘Big Community Sing’ concert this summer.

This event takes place at the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks on Thursday 21 June from 7pm.

Tickets to watch the Big Community Sing cost £5 with the funds being used to support local mental health services.

Tickets go on sale from 1 April 2018 at the Stag Box Office by telephone  01732 450175 or online booking www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk

This special event will be music to the ears of singing groups giving them a chance to perform in front of hundreds of people while raising money for local mental health services.

Singing as part of a group is a great way to get involved in the local community and improve health and wellbeing.

It can reduce stress and anxiety and help people who feel secluded or vulnerable.

Eleanor

Our mission is to lead and coordinate the best-personalised care for all ages, sharing our expertise to ensure that all families facing terminal illness get the right support in the best place possible, enabling them to make the most of the time they have.

Care is provided:

  • For all ages, from the very young to the very old
  • For all diagnoses – not just for cancer
  • To support all needs, physical, practical and spiritual
  • In all places, at home, hospital, care home or hospice
  • To all concerned, patients, carers and families

If you feel you are able to volunteer and help this great charity, please click the button below to download the PDF with details of different roles which are available.