A special event took place on Saturday 14th November in Letchworth to help people going through cancer treatment and the extreme exhaustion that accompanies it.
People came along to find out more about Fighting Fatigue, a project run by Letchworth charity Herts MS Therapy Centre. The Centre welcomes anyone with any long term condition and is the only place in the county that offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. This treatment helps some people recover faster after chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery. It’s also great for increasing energy. The event was featured in local newspaper The Comet in their 28 Nov issue.
Julia Bradbury has weekly Oxygen Therapy sessions following two bouts of cancer. She gave a powerful talk about her personal journey in fighting the disease and how she feels that Oxygen Therapy has helped her to feel more energised and to recover faster after several major operations. She said: “My cancer hates oxygen, which is great!”
Fighting Fatigue is a funded by a National Lottery Awards for All grant to raise awareness of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and how it may help people with cancer.
On the day, every visitor was welcome to book a free session to try Oxygen Therapy. One lucky person won a prize of 20 sessions worth £290!
Yes to Life, one of the UK’s leading cancer charities were also at the event to explain how they support people with cancer through information and sometimes with financial assistance.
“We were delighted to welcome so many people on Saturday,” explained Mark Boscher, the Chief Executive of Herts MS Therapy Centre. “The more people that know about us and about Oxygen Therapy, the more people we hope to help. If you, or someone you know, has cancer, maybe we can help them to gain more energy.”
To find out about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy call Mark or Claire on 01462 684214 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org