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The WSSG Carers, those whose partners have a stoma, gathered at Roberts Tea Shop in Britford on 29th May to sit down to cream tea and cake to chat in an informal atmosphere away from the rest of the Group. Such gatherings are the heart of the Wessex Stoma Support Group. Our next Carers' afternoon is Wednesday 2nd October.

We were pleased to welcome forty of our members and one of our sponsors, Pelican Healthcare, at our AGM on Saturday 1st June. We gathered at the Bob Blandford Hall, Wilton, to sit down for tea, cake, chat and to say thank you to our outgoing Secretary, Michael Slater after 13 years of serving as Secretary. Michael was one of the two founders of the WSSG and has worked hard alongside our Chairman, Ken and the rest of the Committee to ensure that the Group continues to grow. As we said thanks to Michael, we also welcomed our new Secretary, Karen. After the business of the AGM was taken care of, we all sat down to delicious refreshments and had a chat, followed by a raffle to raise funds for the Group.

On 11th September the Group will be visiting the Isle of Wight for a day trip. Following the success of previous trips, most recently to Lyme Regis, we look to do at least one trip per year, which is free to paid up members (and open to family and friends for a small charge). We will be leaving from West Street Car Park in Wilton at 9am and travelling by coach and ferry to the Isle of Wight for a day out. Members can go off and do their own thing or they can stick together. Either way, we're sure everyone will have a wonderful time. If you would like more information, please contact us for details.