MORE than 20 people turned out to the first support group for people living with and fighting brain tumours - set up by Newton councillor Jeanie Bell.

The Newton-le-Willows councillor was diagnosed with the Meningiomas tumours in October and received support from the Brain Charity who offer a lot of advice and practical support.

This prompted her to set up a monthly support group at Momo’s on Cotham Street offering help and advice to others in the same position, with the first group taking place on Thursday, September 6.

The mum-of-three said: “It was a wonderful turnout for the launch of our new brain tumour support group and it was great to have The Brain Charity and St Helens Public Health team down to talk about what support they offer.

“There is clearly a need for our group in St Helens and we can’t wait to welcome new people along.

“We hope to build a really strong network by sharing our experiences and supporting each other.

“It’s the first Thursday of every month from 6pm to 7pm at the wonderful Momo’s Coffee Shop and its open to people who are managing life with a brain tumour and their families and friends.”

The group will have a different guest speaker each month as well as wellbeing activities and information.

Jeanie has written a blog about her treatment journey, with regular updates.

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