AN OPEN meeting to discuss starting a new cancer support group is being held in Berkeley.

Heather Priestley, of Slimbridge, is hoping to establish a new Cancer Research UK support group for the Dursley, Berkeley and surrounding areas.

The meeting is running on Wednesday, February 19 at 7.30pm in the Berkeley Arms Hotel on Canonbury Street.

“Some years ago I was a member of the Stroud Cancer Research UK committee,” explained Ms Priestley. “I continued to support the charity but last year was dismayed to learn that the Stroud committee disbanded after 61 years.

“There is now no CRUK group for this area and I feel very strongly that there should be.

“Anyone who is interested in fundraising for Cancer Research UK and would like to be involved, or just listen to what we have to say, please come along – it will be great to see you.”

If you can’t make the meeting but are interested in finding out more, contact Ms Priestley on 01453 810980.