Do you have a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy?
If so, why not come along and join us to share experiences and gain support? Our group is for those with all types of stomas. MKSSG meetings are where members have the chance to benefit from the knowledge, experience and expertise of each other and of suppliers of stoma equipment. It is at meetings, too, that the committee has the chance to find out what members are looking for from the group.
Our two types of meetings have some different aims which we have tried to outline below. We also know that close friendships emerge from our meetings and so we hope you will join us at whichever one(s) may suit you.
Dobbies Garden Centre, Belvedere Lane, Watling Street, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK17 9JH, third Monday of each month from 10.30am onwards. (Look out for the table with Barnaby the bear!) Our committee members will be identifiable by their lanyards if you are unsure.
These are very informal get-togethers for members to chat over a cup of tea or coffee. And chat we do! There is no worry too small or too big or too intimate to be discussed. How often do we find ourselves seeing the funny side to our experiences, something which we can only do with fellow ostomates?
It is so good when those new to stoma surgery, who may be inhibited, come along and start to relax and enjoy the buzz.
Redwood Suite, Lovat Fields Village, Japonica Lane, Willen, Milton Keynes, MK15 9LE, on the first Saturday of March, June (2nd Saturday in 2022 due to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations), September and December, from 2pm to 4pm.
These are formal meetings with a guest speaker and representatives of suppliers from various firms displaying their products. The latter gives members the opportunity to learn about the latest products on the market.
Another valuable feature of the meetings is the chance to relax and talk with other members over some refreshments and maybe win a raffle prize. Many members contribute small prizes which are always gratefully received by the winners!
This is all in the comfortable surroundings of Lovat Fields Village.
The venue is easy to find and there is parking close to the main entrance. We always have someone posted to the front door to ask for directions or for extra assistance.