Virtual Events

Virtual Meeting for Members and their Families/Carers

Wednesday 26 May 2021, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

The virtual meeting provides a forum where patients and their families/carers can come together to discuss their experiences. New members and guests are very welcome to attend. For more details, please contact samantha.hargreaves@readingbladdercancersupport.org.uk to receive your zoom meeting link.


Virtual Quiz Night

Friday 16 April 2021, 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Join us for a fun, friendly evening with fellow members and guests. Using your webcam and mic, you can look forward to some hearty competition on our first virtual quiz night. If you have never attended one of our events before, you can expect a friendly and warming welcome. For more details, please contact samantha.hargreaves@readingbladdercancersupport.org.uk


Virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2021

Wednesday 24 March 2021, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Reading Bladder Cancer Support Group Trust will not be able to host a face-to-face AGM event this year. Instead we are hosting a virtual AGM. Relevant matters for the AGM include our annual report, the financial situation, and the election of two new trustees, Brian Broadhurst and Samantha Hargreaves. We are also delighted to welcome two guest speakers from Action Bladder Cancer UK, Sarah Spencer-Bowdage and Jeannie O’Kelley. We would encourage all members to join us for our AGM. New members are very welcome.



Virtual Events from the Look Good Feel Better Team

Friday 21 May 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Topic: Men’s Grooming Virtual Workshop

Presenter: Mark Sproston, aka the Shave Doctor, leading professional wet shave expert and now globally recognised for his knowledge and expertise on achieving the perfect 'wet shave' without skin irritation.

Our ‘Skin Fitness’ skincare and grooming Workshops not only offer some great practical advice from experts in their field, but also provides a safe place for men to connect with others on a similar journey, talk about what's going on and share experiences. Please visit https://lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk/support/men/


Virtual Events from the Cancer Rehab Team

The Cancer Rehab Team, at the Berkshire Cancer Centre, would like to invite you to attend their virtual Health & Well-Being Events. If you wish to attend one of the sessions below, please RSVP to the Cancer Rehab Team at: cancer.rehabilitation@nhs.net (Dates and topics are subject to change).


Tuesday 25 May 2021, 2.00pm-3:00pm

Topic: Psychosexual Concerns & Cancer

Speaker: Jane Milborne, Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

- What is Psychosexual Therapy

- How treatment and physical changes to our body impacts how we feel about ourselves, relationships and sexual intimacy

- How psychosexual therapy can help people living with cancer


Tuesday 18 May 2021, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Topic: Support, Information and Advice for Unpaid Carers

Speakers: Nina Crispin (Public Health & Wellbeing Team, RBC) and Karen Bonnick (Tuvida Carers Hub)

- Care Assessments for patients

- Carers’ Assessment

- Carers’ Card

- Finances

- Reading Services Guide

- Activities to improve mental wellbeing


Tuesday 11 May 2021, 2.00pm - 3:00pm

Topic: Managing Fatigue and Breathlessness

Speaker: Kate Halliday, Specialist Physiotherapist (Oncology & Haematology) and Laura Casey, Senior Occupational Therapist

- The role of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy

- Types of fatigue and reasons for fatigue

- The impacts of fatigue and breathlessness

- Strategies to manage fatigue & breathlessness

- Maintaining independence with fatigue & breathlessness


Tuesday 27 April 2021, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Topic: Cancer Rehabilitation: Eating Well: Dietetics & Cancer

Presenter: Gabriela Tomkova, Dietitian

The following topics will be discussed:

- Appetite change

- Taste changes

- Fatigue

- Weight - gaining or losing & healthy weight

- Dietary recommendations for health

- What you should eat

- What you “shouldn’t” eat

- Myths around food and cancer


Tuesday 23 March 2021, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Topic: Relaxation Techniques

Presenter: Cancer Rehab Nurses


Tuesday 09 March 2021, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Topic: Physical Activity and Cancer

Presenter: Move More Lead


Tuesday 02 March 2021, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Topic: Cancer and Psychology: Ideas and Tools for coping with the impact of Cancer

Presented by Sarah Scott & Emma Tuckfield, Clinical Psychologist

- Introduction and overview of clinical health psychology service

- Impact of cancer on psychological well-being

- Tools and strategies for coping

- Services and self-help resources for psychological support


Friday 26 February 2021, 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Mens Virtual Workshop 

The Cancer Rehab Team, at the Berkshire Cancer Centre, would like to invite you to attend their 'Mens Virtual Workshop'.

Hosted by Mark Sproston (aka 'The Shave Doctor'). To request a link to this session, please contact michelle@lgfb.co.uk


Tuesday 09 February 2021, 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Topic: Finance and Cancer

Presenter: Citizens Advice Bureau