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Visit to Beechwood Cancer Care Centre

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Stockport MP Ann Coffey visited Stockport’s local cancer care charity, Beechwood, in Cale Green, and caught up on their news.

Beechwood offers support to people living with cancer and other life limiting illnesses, and to their families.  By the year 2020 Beechwood will have been helping people for 30 years.

During the time she has been MP for Stockport, Ann Coffey has visited Beechwood many times. As part of her visit this time she toured the building and met volunteers, staff, and service users, and heard about advancements in the family therapy and support service.

Linda Steggles, Chief Executive Officer of Beechwood, said:

It’s exciting to be part of the Beechwood team and to collaborate with the healthcare network across the region in the vision for cancer care and other life limiting illnesses.  Since 1990 the charity has been committed to providing innovative and outstanding care to those who access its services, and I’m looking forward to leading the charity towards its 30th anniversary and its next phase.”

Ann Coffey said:

It was great to catch up with Beechwood and meet the new CEO, Linda.  Chatting to some of the people who meet regularly at Beechwood, it seemed to me that one of the greatest benefits comes from being in a friendly environment where they can simply talk and form friendships with others who understand their situation.

 To find out more about the support, services and activities offered by Beechwood, go to http://www.beechwoodcancercare.org.uk/

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Photo:  Ann Coffey at Beechwood Cancer Care, Chelford Grove, Stockport SK3 8LS, with (left to right) Colette Kelly, Deputy Clinical Manager, Linda Steggles, CEO, Lorraine Fairclough, Community & Volunteer Manager, Sandra Sinclair, Trustee