Cancer Support

       Local Services


The Pink Place              the pink place        Registered Charity No: 1153494.  Email: info@thepinkplace.org.uk     Tel: 07899 970841

Click -here- for the pink place leaflet and contact info

In-person sessions, Zoom meetings and Alton Coffee & Chat  providing support from diagnosis through treatment and afterwards.

Regular sessions

* Monday's 11am - 12 noon. Zoom Coffee & Chat. Regular online session with guest speakers or activities eg bingo/quiz plus the chance to talk to and get support from others.
* Monday's 1pm - 2pm. Zoom Mindfulness with Lynda Cant
* Wednesday's 10am - 12 noon. Wellbeing Session at Christ Church, Chineham, Basingstoke. Includes complementary therapies, counselling, exercise classes and social activities. Time to chat, enjoy refreshments and cake with others who understand.

13th and 20th April *******change of venue during school holidays******During the Easter Holidays, our Wellbeing session will be at Oakley Junior School, Oakley Ln, Oakley, Basingstoke RG23 7JZ. (Stagecoach No 11 bus). The school have very kindly allowed us to use their staff room and car park. Our sessions will resume at Christ Church from 27th April.


* Friday's twice a month. 10am - 11:30am. Coffee and Chat at The Alton Maltings.


COVID restrictions Message from "Pink Place":

Thanks for your feedback. We continue to monitor the COVID situation and review how to best safeguard our guests, volunteers and staff. We are going to continue with our COVID measures and lateral flow test strips to be shown on entry by all people attending any of our in-person sessions. We will review this periodically as required. Please continue to send us feedback and comments on this.


Coach Trip to the Seaside! Weds 4th May.   BOOK NOW! ONLY £10 !!Our first coach trip of 2022 will be to Bournemouth! The trip is for Pink Place and Blue Space guests and friends/partner and volunteers are welcome too. Cost £10 for Pink Place or Blue Space guests, £15 for others (partners/friends). The coach will leave the Leisure Park in Basingstoke at 9am and 9.30am at Alton Railway Station. The coach will leave Bournemouth around 5pm. Whilst in Bournemouth the day is yours to enjoy – walk along the pier, enjoy the gardens, see the Art Gallery and Museum , try the zip wire, eat fish and chips… the choice is yours. Explore on your own, with a friend/partner or as a group – its up to you. The coach will have onboard toilet and we will be asking everyone to show a negative lateral flow test to board the coach. We are now taking payments – so let me know if you want a seat. Email: info@thepinkplace.org.uk     Tel: 07899 970841


The Blue Space - Q&A with Cancer Nurses for Men - 25th April

On Monday 25th April  at 7pm The Blue Space will be joined by cancer nurses from Reframe (Specialists in the provision of Cancer Support Programmes) at their offices in The Square, Basing View, Basingstoke RG21 4EB.

Men with any form of cancer welcome. If you plan to come or have questions or topics that you want covered, then do let me know. There will also be refreshments and an opportunity to chat to others going through cancer. Partners welcome too.

If you know someone who is going through cancer and would find this helpful then please forward them the attached poster.

The Blue Space - Q&A with Cancer Nurses for Men - 25th April


Other support :

Counselling. This service is available on the phone or in person at our Wellbeing sessions.
Currently available to men or women going through cancer.

PP Xtra
Group for ladies with secondaries or Stage 4 Cancers. Meets on Zoom and in person for special events. (approx monthly as needed)

The Blue Space
Group for men who are going through cancer. Meets on Zoom monthly. Hosted by Rob.

Blue Space Partners
For men whose partner has cancer. Get support, information and encouragement from other men. Meets on Zoom and in person as required.

Virtual Pink Place Walks
Using the Worldwalking.org app or online. Set up a free user, join The Pink Place Group and The Pink Place Walk Europe journey. Then whenever you have done some steps, add them to our group walk and help us traverse the 3000miles from Istanbul to Santiago de Compostela.

Pink Place Book club! NEW
Monthly book club, started January 2022. Contact above for details.


The Pink Place and Blue Space Coffee & Chat at The Maltings

Drop in service - Though please do a lateral Flow test to show us on arrival.

 Alton Coffee And Chat Cancer Support Session


National Charities


Cancer Research UK                     Cancer research UK.jpg

Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. Information is formatted in such a way that makes understanding the website an easy process

Macmillan Cancer Support          Macmillan

Europe's leading cancer information charity, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.



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