This week I was invited onto The English Show, our local radio station (Radio X, 94.5 FM), to introduce Cancer Support Basel. The show, which goes out weekly with topical stuff of interest to the English-speaking community, focused this time on cancer and the different elements of care and support on offer in and around Basel.
Here’s the link:
If you need more extensive information on what we do, feel free to click on any of the links in the banner above, especially About Cancer Support Basel.
Thanks again to Anna Wirz and all the English Show team for the opportunity to introduce our group, to explain how it came about and what we do.
The planned support group meeting on Friday 8th June has been postponed – please watch this space for news of a meeting during the summer.
If you’d like to join us any time to meet like-minded people and share concerns and experiences, please send us a mail on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll fill in all the details.
Please note that you’re most welcome to use our site as a resource – just click on any of the links in the banner above, where you’ll find information on various aspects and subjects of interest related to cancer.
This striking house on the beautiful Petersplatz in central Basel, currently a building site, will become the Krebsliga Beider Basel’s drop-in centre/meeting place for cancer patients, thanks to a mind-blowingly generous bequest from an anonymous donor. It will open at the end of September and is modelled on Maggie’s Centres in the UK, where cancer sufferers can go for help, advice, support or just to hang out in a beautiful place and gather strength. Many of the staff on hand speak English, and we plan to contribute our growing library of books and resources in English to their reference room, where they will set aside a section for information in English. We also hope to schedule some of our own meetings there.
It’s a fabulous development, a fantastic resource for the city and a first for Basel. Watch this space for more news as it unfolds. And if you’re not familiar with Maggie’s Centres, take a look at their website, here, to get an idea of the kind of services and facilities they offer, some of which will be replicated in the Basel Krebsliga house.