Tea party in Colchester shows there is life after cancer

The Breast Unit Team members serve up tea at the 2015 Life After Breast Cancer tea party at the Moot

The Breast Unit Team members serve up tea at the 2015 Life After Breast Cancer tea party at the Moot Hall. - Credit: Archant

Breast cancer survivors and cancer nurses attended a tea party to celebrate beating the disease.

Nurse Anglea Brabben serves tea at the 2015 Life After Breast Cancer tea party at the Moot Hall.

Nurse Anglea Brabben serves tea at the 2015 Life After Breast Cancer tea party at the Moot Hall. - Credit: Archant

Around 130 women, and one man, were at the 14th Life After Breast Cancer tea party at Colchester’s Moot Hall on Thursday.

Timed to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is organised by the Friends of Essex County Hospital Breast Care Unit to show there is life after cancer.

Karen Reeve, breast care nurses secretary, said: “It was brilliant, a superb afternoon.

“Everyone enjoyed themselves and the performance by Feering Primary School pupils was delightful.

Women watch a performance at the 2015 Life After Breast Cancer tea party at the Moot Hall.

Women watch a performance at the 2015 Life After Breast Cancer tea party at the Moot Hall. - Credit: Archant


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“We try to keep it as upbeat as possible, and if people are struggling – especially those newly diagnosed – they can get support from someone at their table.”

Guests included someone diagnosed 29 years’ ago.

Women watch a performance at the 2015 Life After Breast Cancer tea party at the Moot Hall.

Women watch a performance at the 2015 Life After Breast Cancer tea party at the Moot Hall. - Credit: Archant

Women watch a performance at the 2015 Life After Breast Cancer tea party at the Moot Hall.

Women watch a performance at the 2015 Life After Breast Cancer tea party at the Moot Hall. - Credit: Archant

Cancer survivor Gill Black enjoys cake at the 2015 Life After Breast Cancer tea party at the Moot Ha

Cancer survivor Gill Black enjoys cake at the 2015 Life After Breast Cancer tea party at the Moot Hall. - Credit: Archant

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