Support & Advice Support Groups Cambridge and Hitchin Meeting dates: Date: Time: Location: Extra Meeting Details: 2020 Sunday 12th January 2020 10am-12pm The Orchard Tea Garden, Grantchester, Cambridge, CB3 9ND Wednesday 11th March 2020 6pm-8pm The Rupert Brooke, 2 Boradway, Grantchester, CB3 9NQ Sunday 10th May 2020 10am-12pm The Orchard Tea Garden, Grantchester, Cambridge, CB3 9ND Wednesday 8th July 2020 6pm-8pm The Rupert Brooke, 2 Boradway, Grantchester, CB3 9NQ Wednesday 16th September 2020 6pm-8pm The Rupert Brooke, 2 Boradway, Grantchester, CB3 9NQ Sunday 6th December 2020 10am-12pm The Orchard Tea Garden, Grantchester, Cambridge, CB3 9ND Please contact the group lead prior to attending a meeting so they can plan accordingly. Extra venue details: Cambridge - St Paul's Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1JP - Yellow Room (Upstairs). Please call Julie should you need letting in. Hithcin - Radcliffe Arms, 31 Walsworth Road, Hithcin, SG4 9ST - Venue will be closed to others not attending the meeting at this time. Who can attend: This group is designed for any adult or young person living with or affected by alopecia from the ages of 15 and above. Please note that those age 15-17 must be accompanied by someone age 18 or over. For those with children up to the age of 14 please contact the group lead to discuss if the group would be suitable for them. Alternatively please contact the London children support group. Contact details: Julie Williams / Carly BedwellPhone: 07725902567 (Julie)07878060057 (Carly)Email: [email protected]Julie is happy to provide a listening ear via telephone at a time arranged via email. Carly has her telephone number advertised and is happy to provide a listening ear via telephone between the hours of 10am - 5pm.They are also happy to receive support questions from those in their local area and will answer to the best of their ability based on their own knowledge and experiences. Please note that all of our support group leads are volunteers and do this in their spare time. As such please allow up to a week for replies to emails. Please be aware that any questions Julie or Carly are unable to answer will be sent on to staff at Alopecia UK Julie's link with alopecia: Julie has had alopecia areata for over twenty years. She started with it when she was fourteen years old. From Julie:"Having found Alopecia UK a few years ago, I wanted to play my part in ensuring that their services reached as many people as possible. There was no support group in Hitchin, where I live, and so I started one up and it has been wonderful to connect people locally with alopecia and see the difference that can make to people - it has certainly made a huge difference to me. Seeing the group grow and make a difference, I wanted to expand the group into Cambridge so we could reach even more people who would benefit from meeting others with alopecia." Carly's link with alopecia: From Carly: I’ve had Alopecia for 2 years officially. It started of as patches and now it’s total hair loss. I’m very positive about my journey and I have a lot to offer with support and advice. I hope people will feel happy and comfortable with my support group and it’s somewhere they feel they can talk about their journey and feelings. If you come along to one of our groups, you can expect a warm welcome, the chance to meet other people locally with alopecia and a supportive environment in which to share information, support each other and make new friendships. If you have any feedback on this support group please consider leaving it here.Alternatively if you have any Suggestions, Comments, Compliments or Complaints for the charity please do so here.