Breathe easy is a support network for people who have a lung condition and for those who look after them. These people often feel alone and making friends is important.
Breathe Easy groups provide a good opportunity for this to happen. The groups meet in many different towns, and indeed in Essex we now have 11 groups. They usually meet once a month and offer free information leaflets on the various diseases involved with lungs. They usually have a speaker on many different subjects and arrange social activities, outings and fund raising events. They are always there for your questions or queries – If they do not know the answer then they know a person who does.
One person in seven in the UK is affected by a lung disease. Whether it’s mild asthma or lung
cancer, the British Lung Foundation is there for every one of them.
Breathe Easy Support Groups in Essex:
Breathe Easy Barking & Dagenham Meet: Last Thursday of Month (1.00pm – 3.00pm) Location:1 -3 Seabrook Centre (Fiddlers Junction), Wood Lane, Dagenham Contact: Jayne Din – 0208 5936439
Breathe Easy Essex (Billericay) Meet: Third Thursday of Month (1.30pm – 3.30pm) Location: Noak Bridge Village Hall, Coppice Lane, Billericay Contact: Rosemary Hadert – 01268 415036 Web:www.breatheeasyessex.co.uk
Breathe Easy Harlow & Epping Meet: First Monday of Month (1.00pm – 3.00pm) Location: Jack Silley Pavilion, Stonards Hill,Epping Contact: Chris Carr – 01992 573387
Breathe Easy Havering & Hornchurch Meet: Last Monday of March (1.30pm – 3.30pm) (Unless a Bank Hol – then the week before) Location: St Andrews Church Hall, 222 High Road, Hornchurch Contact: Elaine Goddard – 01708 509127
Breathe Easy Maldon Meet: Third Monday of Month (10.30am – 12.30pm) Location: West Maldon Community Centre, Sunbury Road, Maldon Contact: Mick James – 01621 742833
Breathe Easy Saffron Walden Meet: Second Friday of Month (2.00pm – 4.00pm) Location: Saffron Walden Hospital, 2-4 Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden Contact: Sue Perkiss – 01799 543527
Breathe Easy Southend Meet: First Wednesday of Month (1.30pm – 3.30pm) Location: St Helens Parish Church Hall, Cnr Milton St & St Helens Road, Westcliff-on-Sea Contact: Shelia Gower – 01702 258661