Cancer Support Groups in Cumbria

Appleby and District Cancer Support Group 1st and 3rd Monday of each month (excl Bank Holidays) from 10am – 12noon

For anyone affected by cancer including family and carers. A gentle exercise class from 10.30am to 11am and Reflexology and Massage therapy can also be arranged. Talk in confidence over coffee or tea.

Held at The Voluntary Sector, Bolton Lounge, Riverside Building, Appleby
Contact: 017683 54918 (Mondays 9am – 12 noon) or Rosie 017683 52263 or Nita 01931 714546

Blood Buddies – Carlisle – 2nd Monday of the month at 7pm

For anyone affected by leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or associated conditions. Speakers and social events

Held at Bidders Bar, The Auctioneer, Rosehill, Carlisle
Contact: Angela Docherty on 01228 814511 – office hours or

Border Lost Chord Club – various venues around Cumbria – monthly

Supporting anyone with Laryngectomees and their carers. Speakers and Social Meetings (trips out and meals)

Contact: Ivor Smith 01900 605928

CancerCare – The Lakes Centre, Blackhall Road, Kendal

For anyone affected by cancer or bereaved by cancer.  Complimentary therapies, counselling available, social groups, there is also a drop in session available 10am to 12pm on a Thursday.

Support Groups available for Breast Cancer, Gynaecological, Leukaemia & Lymphoma

Held at Blackhall Road, Kendal, LA9 4BT, contact 01524 381820, visit or email [email protected]

Carlisle Breast Cancer Care Support Group – Monthly meetings

For anyone affected by Breast Cancer, will cover various topics.

Contact Val on 07950 971763

Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Centre – Carlisle – Most weekends

For anyone affected by cancer. Opening times Monday, Tuesday and Friday 10am to 4pm, Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 2.30pm (if making a special journey please telephone first to ensure that a volunteer will be on hand to offer information, help and support or even just a listening ear).

Held at Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle (Located in the Atrium, beside main doors)

Contact: 01228 814283/ 07721236489 for text messages or email [email protected]

North Cumbria Prostate Cancer Support Group – Carlisle – 1st Tuesday of the month 7pm – 9pm

A support group for people whose lives have been affected by prostate cancer. Various speakers, throughout the year.

Held at Morton Manor, Wigton Road, Carlisle, CA2 6JP
Contact: Jim 01228 539510