Ellie's Friends

68 Sudbourne Road, Brixton, London

0207 985 1918

tom@eleanorrose.org

About the organisation

The Eleanor Rose Foundation was established in 2012 in memory of Ellie Jeffery, who was first diagnosed with breast cancer aged 27 and who lived with it for two years, writing a popular blog, Written Off (www.writtenoff.net), about her experiences of living with secondary breast cancer. The goal of the charity is to improve the lives of adults living with cancer by enabling them to access free and discounted services as well as informing them of beneficial services they are entitled to which they might otherwise be unaware of.

About our offers

Exercise like yoga offers many benefits, from reducing fatigue and improving your wellness and physical fitness, to building your confidence during and after cancer treatment. This activity is offered at the following Maggie's Centres on drop-in basis: South England: Maggie’s Cancerkin, Maggie’s Barts, Maggie’s Oxford, Maggie’s West North England and Wales: Maggie’s Nottingham, Maggie’s Merseyside, Maggie’s Newcastle, Maggie’s Manchester, Maggie’s Oldham, Maggie’s Swansea Scotland: Maggie’s Lanarkshire, Maggie’s Edinburg, Maggie’s Dundee. For more information find your local centre on maggiescentres.org and search for the timetable.

Nordic Walking is a unique form of exercise which uses 90% of the body’s muscles. It began in Finland, where skiers were looking for a summertime alternative to cross country skiing, but it has grown in popularity and now has more than ten million participants across the world. This activity is offered at the following Maggie's Centres on drop-in basis: South England: Maggie’s West North England and Wales: Maggie’s Swansea, Maggie’s Nottingham Scotland: Maggie’s Lanarkshire, Maggie’s Edinburgh, Maggie’s Dundee. For more information find your local centre on maggiescentres.org and search for the timetable.

Tai Chi is a low-impact and relaxing exercise originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China. Each gentle session involves slow, gentle movements, deep breathing, and meditation. This activity is offered at the following Maggie's Centres on drop-in basis: South England:Maggie’s Cancerkin, Maggie’s Oxford, Maggie’s Cheltenham, Maggie’s West, Maggie’s Barts North England and Wales: Maggie’s Nottingham, Maggie’s Merseyside, Maggie’s Newcastle, Maggie’s Manchester, Maggie’s Swansea Scotland: Maggie’s Glasgow, Maggie’s Lanarkshire, Maggie’s Fife, Maggie’s Dundee, Maggie’s Highlands. For more information find your local centre on maggiescentres.org and search for the timetable.

Look Good Feel Better is a one-off monthly course that teaches women with cancer how to manage some of the visible side-effects of treatment. Run by beauty professionals, the session introduces some simple techniques that can help you feel more confident about your changed appearance. You’ll also receive a goody bag of premium beauty products, completely free of charge. This activity is offered at the following Maggie's Centres, you need to register to participate: South England: Maggie’s West, Maggie’s Oxford, Maggie’s Cheltenham, Maggie’s Barts, Maggie’s Cancerkin North England and Wales: Maggie’s Nottingham, Maggie’s Merseyside, Maggie’s Newcastle, Maggie’s Oldham, Maggie’s Swansea Scotland: Maggie’s Glasgow, Maggie’s Lanarkshire, Maggie’s Dundee, Maggie’s Aberdeen, Maggie’s Highlands. For more information find your local centre on maggiescentres.org and search for the timetable.

Some people find complementary therapies helpful. They can offer emotional as well as physical benefits and are sometimes available on the NHS. You need to register in order to participate, other complementary therapies at Maggie's Cancerkin are • Alexander Techniques • Massage • Reflexology • Reiki For more information go to https://www.maggiescentres.org/our-centres/maggies-at-the-cancerkin/

Meditation practices invites you to bring your attention to the present moment with an intention of acceptance; paying particular attention to thoughts and feelings without judging them, without believing that there is a right or wrong way to think in any given moment. These activities are offered at the following Maggie's Centres, you need to register to participate: Maggie's Relax and BREATHE Sessions: Maggie’s Manchester Maggie's CALM Sessions: Maggie’s Manchester Relaxation: Maggie’s Swansea, Maggie’s Oldham, Maggie’s Nottingham Monthly meditation: Maggie’s Swansea Mindfulness meditation: Maggie’s Cheltenham. For more information find your local centre on maggiescentres.org and search for the timetable.

Some people find complementary therapies helpful. They can offer emotional as well as physical benefits and are sometimes available on the NHS. These activities are offered at the following Maggie's Centres, you need to register to participate: Breathe and Relax: Maggie’s Lanarkshire Meditation session: Maggie’s Lanarkshire Therapeutic touch: Maggie’s Dundee Fog and Fatigue Course: Maggie’s Dundee Stress reduction and relaxation: Maggie’s Edinburgh Qi Gong: Maggie’s Highlands, Maggie’s Aberdeen. For more information find your local centre on maggiescentres.org and search for the timetable.

Gentle exercise offers many benefits for people with cancer, from reducing fatigue and improving your wellness and physical fitness, to building your confidence during and after treatment. This activity is offered at the following Maggie's Centres on drop-in basis: South England: Maggie’s Barts, Maggie’s West North England and Wales: Maggie’s Oldham Scotland: Maggie’s Highlands, Maggie’s Dundee. For more information find your local centre on maggiescentres.org and search for the timetable.

Salford-born comic Jason Manford (well known for 8 out of 10 Cats) is embarking on his biggest tour to date! We have three pairs of tickets to each of the following dates and venues: 13th Oct - Wimbledon 4th Nov - Aberdeen 29th Nov - Leeds 30th Nov - Manchester 1st Dec - Cardiff 19th Dec - Newcastle 23rd March - Aberdeen 4th April - Richmond Don't forget to follow up your application with an email to info@elliesfriends.org to let us know which date you are applying for.

2Northdown is a 100-capacity live events space located in the heart of King’s Cross, London. After officially opening its doors in June 2017, 2Northdown has quickly become the go-to live venue for the entire industry. Hosting the comedy elite through to the newest of new. They are offering limited availability free tickets to shows of YOUR choice! Check out their website, pick and email us (info@elliesfriends.org) to say which show you would like to go to! https://www.2northdown.com

Tait Winter Prom - Memories of Summer. 10th December 6.30. The Tait Memorial Trust returns to St John’s Smith Square for their 5th annual Winter Prom. Now in its 24th year, the Trust supports young Australian performing artists who come to the UK to complete their advanced studies in music, dance and composition. Jessica Cottis has agreed to conduct and musically direct the Tait Chamber Orchestra of young Australian musicians and has selected the programme to showcase our award winners but also to acknowledge the tyranny of distance and the longing many of us feel for the wide open spaces of Australia. We have two tickets to give away. Proudly supported by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia we invite you to join us as we explore our memories of Summer. taitmemorialtrust.org Mozart / Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra Wagner / Prelude and 'Vorspiel and Liebestod' from Tristan und Isolde arr. by James Ledger for Chamber Orchestra (UK premiere) Copland / Clarinet Concerto Luke Styles / How they Creep Barber / Must the winter come so soon Bernstein / Glitter and be Gay Williamson / Piano Concerto No. 2