Cancer United comes to Peterlee

Local resident opens Cancer United Support Group at Horden Social Welfare Centre in Peterlee

On 25th January, local resident Julie Honey will launch the first Northern branch of cancer support group, Cancer United, at the Horden Social Welfare Centre in Peterlee. Taking place every Wednesday from 7-9pm, the support group will offer a safe and friendly place for anyone affected by cancer to share their experiences, challenges and concerns with others.

Social worker Julie Honey decided to set up the Cancer United Support Group after battling with breast cancer herself. She comments:

Being diagnosed with cancer is a life changing moment and can leave you feeling depressed and isolated. Joining a support group can really help; it gives you a space to talk, make new friends and feel more positive. I’m delighted to be able to help others by bringing the fantastic Cancer United Support Group to Peterlee.

Founder of Cancer United and CU Fitter, Jan Sheward, adds:

We’re delighted to have Julie join Cancer United and open this much-needed support group in Peterlee. Our mission is to help those affected by cancer focus positively on moving forward with their lives and Julie is the perfect caring person to help spread this message. As the support group grows we hope to launch our specialist ‘CU Fitter’ fitness programme in the area too.


If you have any questions about Cancer United, or would like to join our regular support groups, we would love to hear from you.

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People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Our project received £15,000 from the Trust to build the CU Fitter Rehab Gym. In 2017, the Project received £20,000 towards the purchase of the CU Fitter Minibus.

Cancer United is a registered charity in England and Wales No.: 1155747
Trustees: Kathryn Hall - Heidi Harris - Matt Owen - Victoria Read - Erica Sheward - Jan Sheward
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