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Derwentside Breast Friends

We offer support to people with a breast cancer diagnosis through forging friendships and sharing stories.

Do you live in Derwentside or the surrounding areas and have a breast cancer diagnosis?

We are a local support group for anyone who has received a breast cancer diagnosis in Derwentside or surrounding areas.  We offer company and peer support no matter what stage of your journey.

Testimonial - Helen Richardson

Clare and Derwentside Breast Friends was a massive source of inspiration when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer.  Knowing that Clare had had breast cancer but was now ok was hugely reassuring.  And for that reason, I'm so pleased she decided to set this group up as there was nothing in the Consett area.  I've met some lovely ladies at the group and hopefully made some lifelong friends.  Having a local group is so important when you're going through something like this and no matter how good your friends and family are unless they've had breast cancer they don't really know what you're going through.  We also have a WhatsApp group so if you need to ask something or just to have a bit of a moan there's always someone there for support.  The social events are an added bonus!

Read Helens full story

Local Support

We have not done all of this alone. We have had the help and support of some very kind and generous people and organisations without whom, we would not be able to exist.