About Us

 

We’re a small group of patients – supported by professionals from the St Luke’s Skin Cancer Team – who’ve formed a Melanoma Support Group for those attending St Luke’s Cancer Centre.

The Support Group is intended as a safe place for people to help each other, and this includes family members.

Our Aims
  • Hold information and education meetings covering a range of issues
  • Arrange group meetings to allow patients to meet each other
  • Organise social events for patients and their families
  • Provide regular information through Social channels
  • Provide a Buddy system for patients

Call for new committee members

The Committee, which steers the Group, was set up by volunteer members from the local community. Now we’re up and running we’re looking for lots more volunteers to help keep the group running on an ongoing basis.

Do you have an interest or skill and are keen to contribute to the Melanomore team? Perhaps you’re a great communicator and you’d like to help out with local events; maybe you are artistic or love helping organise fun events; perhaps you have experience in financial management, fundraising, diplomatic or secretarial skills? Whatever your focus, we’d love to have you.

If you’d like to get more involved on an ad hoc, temporary or even permanent basis, we’d love to have you! Please email us and we’ll be in touch.
We’ve included links to all sorts of helpful organisations in this website, but please be aware that we are non-clinical lay people. We are not medical professionals and the website isn’t intended to provide specific medical advice. If you do have any clinical questions or questions about your diagnosis or treatment, please get in touch with your Clinical Nurse Specialist at your base hospital or the Out of Hours service.
We hope you find our site helpful and we look forward to meeting you soon and welcoming you into the group.

The Committee

Chairperson Required

Gina Freeman
Gina Freeman

PR & Buddies

Doug Hollis
Doug Hollis

Treasurer & Web Editor

Delia Sworm
Delia Sworm

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Skin Cancer

Chris Caswell
Chris Caswell

Lead Co-ordinator Buddies

Pam Walls
Pam Walls

Chair of Story & Volunteer

Neil Harrison
Neil Harrison

Joint Co-ordinator Buddies

Sarah Pleass

Committee Member

The Clinical Members

Kate Upshon
Kate Upshon

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Skin Cancer

Elizabeth Clayton

Consultant Surgeon

Kelly Smith
Kelly Smith

Skin Cancer Co-ordinator

Wendy Armstrong

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Helena Emzue
Helena Emzue

Skin Cancer Nurse

Where You'll Find Us

St Luke's Cancer Centre
The Royal Surrey County Hospital
Egerton Road
Guildford
GU2 7XX