Hotel gives to cancer support group

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The George, in the High Street

Guests at a Rye Hotel have helped donate more than £1,000 to a local breast cancer support group.

The 1066 Pink Ladies would like to thank The George in Rye and their guests for their generous donation of £1,040 via their ‘Guest check-out scheme’.

The George in Rye’s scheme was introduced six years ago, whereby a £1 discretionary donation is added to every guest’s bill and the hotel then matches every £1 donated by guests. The total is then donated to a chosen local charity or good cause.

1066 Pink Ladies was founded nearly 40 years ago as a friendly and informal breast cancer group, to support sufferers in Hastings and Rother. The aim of the group is to provide a safe place for patients to meet and discuss their needs in confidence and to offer support and help in a relaxed, informal venue away from the hospital environment.

The group now has more than 70 members and covers an area stretching as far as Eastbourne, Rye, Robertsbridge and now reaches up towards Tunbridge Wells. The group is wholeheartedly supported by the breast-care consultants at the Conquest Hospital who distribute information on diagnosis and regularly attend meetings to educate and inform the group of latest developments.

1066 Pink Ladies meet on a monthly basis and welcome women of any age and at any point in their journey. They arrange talks and Q&As with oncologists, surgeons, dieticians and fitness instructors, as well as complementary therapies for women going through chemotherapy, hair loss and radiation and other emotional and physical effects of diagnosis and treatment. Support is also provided via a closed Facebook group and the website.

Pam Shadbolt, co-founder of the group said: “I’m really happy to think that 40 years on the group has grown and adapted to continue to meet the needs of those who need it. Long may it continue!” For further information please see the Pink Ladies website.

Image Credits: Rye News library.

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