We are part of the Keeping Abreast support

network in the East. We are here for you.


We are part of the Keeping Abreast support

network in the East. We are here for you.

Local Groups


About our group:

Due to Covid we have a new venue for our first 2021 face to face support  group which will be held on Monday 20th September at The Patteson Parish Room, 13 Newmarket Road, Cringleford, NR4 6UE.

Please note this is not the main Newmarket Road, Norwich but the road from Eaton Street out towards the A11 slip road. There is parking at the venue for about 11 cars, spaces on the road and we also have use of the car park behind the Leeders and Auction House East Anglia building. This car park is reached by turning into the road towards Jewsons and taking the first right into the Leeders car park

We welcome anyone considering reconstruction and still looking at options, those who are still going through surgery, and those whose reconstruction is now complete and would like to help others.

Partners, family members and friends are also welcome to come along with you if you would like some company.

Where we meet:

The Patteson Parish Room, 13 Newmarket Road, Cringleford, NR4 6UE.

7.30pm start

When we meet:

Monday 20th September 2021

For support groups and fundraisers in the future, please check prior to attending on social media, our website or by phoning our office HQ (01603 819113) to see if they are taking place or not

Get in touch:
Via the Keeping Abreast Head Office
Phone: 01603 819113


Ruth Harcourt – Lead Breast Reconstruction Nurse, NNUH
Phone: 01603 287603

Don’t forget, to keep up-to-date with what we are doing, including our upcoming Support Groups, you can follow the Keeping Abreast Norwich Group on Facebook here.

To follow the main Keeping Abreast charity page visit:

In addition, there are regular outreach groups held at:


Each outreach group varies in structure but is normally an informal environment to share information and experiences over a cup of tea. If you can’t make one of the meetings, please get in touch, as we can make arrangements for you to talk or meet our volunteers at a mutually convenient time.

Want to help?

As a group we are on the look-out for a number of volunteers to join us to help run the group so we can offer support to more women considering and undergoing breast reconstruction.

Ideally we are looking for some previous reconstruction patients who would be willing to talk to others about their journeys, and also some individuals to help with the administrative side of things too!

If you might be interested, please contact the Keeping Abreast Head Office on the number or email address above.

Alternatively you can send us a message via our Volunteers Page here

Nick of Time:

As well as supporting women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and looking to have an immediate or delayed reconstruction, Keeping Abreast also supports those women looking to have elective reconstruction surgery due to the discovery of a breast cancer gene. This support is provided by our sister group ‘Nick of Time’.  It is likely that there will be elective surgery patients at your local group, but if you would like specific information or further details please contact Nick of Time.


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    Have a fundraising idea?

    If you have a fundraising idea or event you think might benefit Keeping Abreast, please get in touch via the Contact Us page – we will be happy to help you.

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