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About Face Support

Every Meeting

Julia Q or Roy Dean from About Face join us at each of our meetings especially to give support to people with head and neck cancer. They assisting in running the meetings, too. For more information talk to them and they can point you in the right direction or email butterfliesdorchester@outlook.com or tel: 07591 11067 or 07766 576639 and speak to Butterflies' Secretary, Tracee


Reminders

Membership is FREE to patients, carers, friends and family

Remember, as always, you’re welcome to come and go as you wish and you don’t have to join in any of the activities if they don’t interest you. We always have a chat before anything starts, so you may just want to come for that.

2019


Sarah Cooper - Creative Writing; from 2:15pm - 3rd April 2019


General chat and catch-up session - 27th March 2019


Maria Morris- Easy Ways to get your Daily D.O.S.E of Happiness ~ using all your senses and the healing power of nature - 20th March 2019


Christine McFadden - Cooking with different flours - 13th March 2019


General chat and catch-up session - 6th March 2019


Sarah Cooper - Creative Writing; from 2:15pm - 27th February 2019


Butterflies Coffee Morning - 23rd February 2019

THIS MONTH’S COFFEE MORNING IS SATURDAY, 23rd FEBRUARY 2019, 11-1, HENDOVER’S CAFÉ, WEYMOUTH ROAD, DORCHESTER (The café with the green chairs outside on the way to Brewery Square, near the Chemist’s), our Chair, Dick Foad and Tracee Cossey will be running the next coffee morning.


Victoria Gray - New DCH Cancer Exercise Group - 20th February 2019


Anna Serkowska - Livewell Dorset - 13th February 2019


Pauline Wickens - Bach flower remedies - 6th February 2019

Pauline Wickens, BFRP and Founder of www.chrysalishealingfoundation.co.uk, will introduce us to the Bach Flower Remedies, a simple system of self-healing, focusing on the individual’s personality and emotions, and which seeks to reveal our innate emotional wisdom by gently restoring balance, harmony and well-being”.

 


Creative Writing with Sarah Cooper - 30th January 2019, from 2:15pm

Creative Writing with Sarah Cooper - 30th January 2019, from 2:15pm


Butterflies Coffee Morning - 26th January 2019


Healthy Homes Dorset's Jon Parvin, will talk on energy advice and keeping your home warm. 3pm onwards - 23rd January 2019


Rosie Shelton will do a Knitting & Crochet workshop - 16th January 2019


Woodworking with Bernard & Terry : demo and hands on - 9th January 2019


No meeting - 2nd January 2019

2018


Butterflies Coffee Morning - 30th December 2018


No meeting (Boxing Day) - 26th December 2018


Christmas Dinner - General catch-up session at The Trumpet Major pub - 19th December 2018 2-4pm

Pre-Christmas meeting - General catch-up and chit-chat session


***CHANGE to scheduled speaker - Speaker, Pete Harden Making Wooden Clocks - 12th December 2018


Creative Writing with Sarah Cooper from 2,15pm


Butterflies Cancer Support Group - General catch-up meeting - 5th December 2018

A General catch-up and chit-chat meeting

 


Speaker: Pete Harden, Making Wooden Clocks - 28th November 2018

Speaker Pete Harden will talk about making wooden clocks


Butterflies Coffee Morning - 24th November 2018

THIS MONTH’S COFFEE MORNING IS SATURDAY, 24th NOVEMBER , 11-1, HENDOVER’S CAFÉ, WEYMOUTH ROAD, DORCHESTER (The café with the green chairs outside on the way to Brewery Square, near the Chemist’s), our Chair, Dick Foad will be running this coffee morning, so do come along and support him!


Creative Writing, 2:15pm - Sarah Cooper - 21st November 2018

Creative Writing, 2:15pm with Sarah Cooper


Butterflies Cancer Support Group - General catch-up meeting - 14th November 2018

A chance for a general chit-chat and catch up session


Speaker: Mary Tassell, Herbalist - 7th November 2018

Mary Tassell - a herbalist - will be talking about herbs and what is helpful to cancer sufferers.


Speaker: Tom from The Watercress Company - 31st October 2018


Speakers: Mickey Cohen and Dick Foad on their time in Asia - 24th October 2018


Speakers: Muriel and Jayne from About Face - 17th October 2018 -


Butterflies Relaunch New Meetings on Wednesdays

3rd October 2018: 2-4pm

Butterflies relaunch – our new sessions will now run weekly, commencing on Wednesday, 3rd October for launch afternoon. The address is the new Dorchester Community Church, Liscombe Street (next to the new Damers School), Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3DF. It is near the Great Field in Poundbury. Teas and coffees will be available as will other refreshments and food. The time still stays the same at 2-4pm. We will be having a raw chocolate demonstration.  

 


Butterflies Coffee Morning - 27th October 2018

 

THIS MONTH’S COFFEE MORNING IS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27th, 11-1, HENDOVER’S CAFÉ, WEYMOUTH ROAD, DORCHESTER (The café with the green chairs outside on the way to Brewery Square, near the Chemist’s), our Chair, Dick Foad will be running this coffee morning, so do come along and support him!


Butterflies Coffee Morning

Coffee morning -29th September 2018

THIS MONTH’S COFFEE MORNING IS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th, 11-1, HENDOVER’S CAFÉ, WEYMOUTH ROAD, DORCHESTER (The café with the green chairs outside on the way to Brewery Square, near the Chemist’s), our Chair, Dick Foad will be running this coffee morning, so do come along and support him!


Butterflies' Pamper Night Wednesday, 19th September 2018, 6pm

Goulds' Cafe 11 Pamper Night

Melanie Whatley, who is one of the founding members of Butterflies, is organising a Pamper Night for Butterflies members at Goulds Department Store, Café 11 on Wednesday, 19th September.  There will be two tables set up and four makeup girls giving advise in the café.  There will be mini treatments and refreshments for all who come, and the space can accommodate about 30 people. Do please email traceecossey@gmail.com if you’d like to come so I can keep a tally of numbers attending. I’ve attached a flyer with this newsletter with more information.


Dr. Helen Kingston from Frome, Somerset) to talk to The LIving Tree - about pioneering social prescribing project

Tuesday, 11 September 2018: 6:30pm

Dr. Helen Kingston, (GP in Frome,Somerset), will talk to The Living Tree about her pioneering social prescribing project - (as featured in the Guardian on the BBC World Service, & TV news). All Butterflies members are welcome to attend.
 


Butterflies Meeting, 11th September 2018 2-4pm

Meeting

The next Butterflies meeting will be on 11th September 2018 between 2-4pm at The Quiet Space, Woodlands Crescent, Poundbury.


Creative Writing, 2:15 pm

14th Aug

Learn how to become a writer! Sarah makes good use of all of our dormant writing skills and turns them into something special.

2017


Creative Writing

Jun 24th

RNA Flag Day in Dorchester. Again, we are a chosen charity.

We need 2 people to stand with collecting tins. Please contact me if you can spare some time.


Creative Writing

April 25th

Sarah Cooper will be teaching a creative writing class.


Red Cross

Apr 11th

Fiona from the Red Cross will be attending.


Safety At Home

Mar 28th

The Scout Hut, Elder Road, Bere Regis BH20 7LY 9.30-12. Various organisations on hand to help you manage safely at home.


Brain Tumour Support

Mar 28th

Jane Hall – Brain Tumour Support will talk to us about how we can support our peers when they have a brain tumour.

Sophie Stephenson – demonstrating products from Tropic Skincare which are all chemical free.


Tropic Skincare

Mar 28th

Sophie Stephenson – demonstrating products from Tropic Skincare which are all chemical free.

2016


Permanent Make-up

Sept 13th, 2.30pm

Claire from Permanent Make-up will talk to us and demonstrate how permanent make-up can be used to cover scars, fill in eyebrows or re-create areola etc.


Fire Safety

Aug 9th, 3pm

A Fire Officer called Rose will be with us to give a talk.


Mindfulness and Relaxation

Jul 26th, 3pm

Andrea Johnstone will talk to us (and demonstrate) Mindfulness and Relaxation.  Members from our sister group The Living Tree will be joining us.

 

Next Meeting

Sarah Cooper - Creative Writing; from 2:15pm - 3rd April 2019

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Latest News

Butterflies Newsletter 15th February 2019

Hello Everyone, It’s the middle of February already, and soon we’ll be one-sixth of the way through the year. When put like that, it does fly by sometimes doesn’t it? Butterflies has continued to receive donations in kind forms and we’re going to be getting lots of raffle-able goods soon, which we can use on stalls and at events. We’ve also got a lot of new collection boxes to put in shops and stores – so if you are out and have some loose change do look for our logo (above) on them and support us. This month’s coffee morning will also soon be upon us, on 23rd at Hendover’s Café - because it’s a short month it seems to have come around that little bit quicker. From me, not much has changed except an invitation to potentially have a more involved role at the International Federation of Aromatherapists, which is something very dear to my heart. I’ve written an article about oils, and about the percentage of plants that are made into oils (only about 120 plants, resins, flowers etc in total) called – ‘Aromatherapy – the undiscovered world’. I have lots more ideas for articles! Maybe they might find their outlet now… Regards Tracee

Butterflies Coffee Morning - 23rd February 2019

THIS MONTH’S COFFEE MORNING IS SATURDAY, 23rd FEBRUARY 2019, 11-1, HENDOVER’S CAFÉ, WEYMOUTH ROAD, DORCHESTER (The café with the green chairs outside on the way to Brewery Square, near the Chemist’s), our Chair, Dick Foad and Tracee Cossey will be running the next coffee morning.

Butterflies Newsletter 1st February 2019

Hello Everyone, Hope you are all enjoying the snow today, even though it is melting fast. My daughter had a lovely time trying her first sledging experience on the hills. She even made her snow picture into a blog in the local paper ???? We’ve recently had a really great speaker – Jon Parvin from Healthy Homes Dorset - and we’ll be sharing with you some great tips and tricks for saving money in the home very soon. Roy Dean from About Face is currently putting together a crib-sheet with information for you all, based on Jon’s talk to the group.

Butterflies Newsletter 15th January 2019

Hello Everyone, Well- the New Year has got off to a blinding start. The first Butterflies meeting was a woodworking demo and Butterflies members had a lot of fun. This upcoming meeting (Wednesday 16th) would have been Knitting and Crocheting but unfortunately, the speaker/demonstrator has had to reschedule. We will get her back on board soon. Instead, Wednesday will be a general chit-chat session.

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