President’s Christmas message 2021

Dear Members

I email you to thank you for your support over the last year. It has been greatly appreciated in the light of the situation we all find ourselves in.

Here in France treatment has continued for clients with cancer and we have had a number of requests for support and translation. But we have been quite quiet as you would expect in a health crisis.

We have managed two lots of training this year for our Active Listeners in July and again in September, We were able to hold our AGM in September as well. At the AGM it was decided to put up the annual subscription to members to 15 euros. It has been 10 euros for the past 10 years. So, no doubt, you will be receiving Karen’s annual email asking you to renew your subscription to our association. I very much hope you will be able to.

We have also held three fundraising events – I held a tea party at the end of September – one of my ALs organised a Quiz Night here in Videix in November – and our treasurer organised a Quiz Night a couple of nights ago. We have also been able to hold an Executive Meeting after nearly two years. So slowly we are beginning to emerge. Let us hope it can continue into 2022.

In the meantime I would like to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. To thank you, as always, for your continuing support. And I know our clients would thank you for enabling us to support them.

Bon courage

Cancer Support Haute Vienne