An evening meeting has been planned for Monday 6th February at 7:30pm at 10 Church Road, Ramsden Heath, Billericay,
Topic for discussion,
"Fundoplication, or medication? What questions to ask your GI Surgeon."
Please email Carol: BarrettsEssex@gmail.com or phone her on 07974188480 for details.
Carol is also looking for any volunteers who can help in any way to further the development of the group.
We will be holding drop-in events across the area. Please contact us if you are interested in one in your area.
February is Oesophagus Awareness month.
Please share any ideas you have to help promote awareness of acid reflux, Barrett's Oesophagus or cancer of the oesophagus.
You may find ideas on the Point To Your Oesophagus website.
(Right. Surgeon Jim Byrne from Southampton points to his oesophagus.)
Would you consider spending a weekend walking across Cornwall with us?
We are suggesting supporters may like to walk the Cornish "Coast to Coast for Barrett's" over the weekend of 2nd to 4th June 2017 on a challenge provided by Discover Adventure.
If you can raise a minimum of £550 in sponsorship, it will only cost you the £75 deposit required to book your place and at least half of your sponsorship will go to Barrett's Wessex and its affiliated groups. Or you may prefer to pay the £275 cost of the weekend yourself whence the whole amount of any funds you may raise will go to the charity (though there's no obligation to raise any).
We are hoping to inaugurate a patient support group for the West Country (based on Plymouth) next year. This walk could help publicise that new group whilst raising awareness. - Half a dozen walkers in specially provided T-shirts would, hopefully, attract attention!
Contact Chris Robinson (chairman@BarrettsWessex.org.uk) if you have any questions.
Download a flier below.
Ready to book?
If you book before the end of December for this challenge (or any other sponsored fund raising activity to raise awareness / funds for Barrett's Wessex / Barrett's Essex) you'll be put in a draw to win a £25 Cotswold Outdoor gift