Member news: Living well with advanced breast cancer

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Member newsletter: 29 July 2020 Happy International Friendship Day! We’re really enjoying being able to get out and about again post lockdown to connect with you at our meetings and visits. In this newsletter: meet Jessy, sign up for a rural Zoom meeting, join the online presentation on managing anxiety. Read the newsletter in full    

Cancer is just a word

Jessy Terry from Mokau in the Taranaki region (age 76) has been a Sweet Louise member for 12 years. She brings an incredible warmth and generosity and to the member meetings – leaving a deep impression on those she meets. Our Support Coordinator Nicki, says there is something very special and spiritual about Jessy. We hope her story here conveys some of this. Meet Jessy About 12 years ago I … Read More

Zoom meet-up 12 August

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Are you unable to attend a Sweet Louise morning tea? Let’s connect online! Sweet Louise would love to connect with our rural members and members who may be unable to attend our morning teas. If that sounds like you, please come along to our rural zoom meeting. This is a great opportunity to meet and connect, share strengths and challenges. The zoom meeting will be held on Wednesday, 12 August from … Read More

Presentation on managing anxiety: 25 August

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We know from you, our members, that anxiety is something you live with as part of your cancer diagnosis. Add in the roller coaster ride of uncertainty, fear and change that many of us have experienced as we have lived through the Covid-19 pandemic over the last few months and we’re thinking – let’s talk about this. Let’s talk about anxiety, what it is, how it affects us and how … Read More

Update on vouchers

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Sweet Louise has proudly supported our members for over 15 years through the work of our Support Coordinators and also financially with our voucher system. Recently, due to changes in economic circumstances in New Zealand and globally, we have had to take the difficult decision to review our voucher offering to members for the period 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. From 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021, our voucher … Read More

Member newsletter 26 June

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How lucky we are here in New Zealand that we have been able to return to some sort of normality. For us, that means getting stuck into planning our visits to you and our member meetings. Member meetings will be back on from July – we know you’ve missed them, and so have we! We are busy planning the meetings as we speak and we will be announcing details on the dates and venues … Read More

Helping is the greatest reward

Robyn Warin is one of more than 50 volunteers who support Sweet Louise and our members throughout New Zealand. We are so grateful for their support and generosity. Robyn regularly prepares and facilitates the morning tea for the Northland member meetings. Robyn first became involved with Sweet Louise through the New Zealand Textile Fishing Competition, which used to be a key fundraiser for Sweet Louise. Last December, at the Pt … Read More

A wave from the Winedown

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Our Sweet Louise member Lynne Hanson shares her love of a road trip adventure and living for the moment! Lynne says: “We have owned various buses and caravans for over 40 years and recently purchased a new motorhome to enable us to travel around the country now that I’ve retired. We’ve got solar power so there’s no need for campgrounds. We have everything we need on board – no packing … Read More

Member newsletter 12 June

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From this week our Support Coordinators are resuming personal contact with you – initially meeting with individual members. And as advised previously, from July we will resume member meetings. Also in this newsletter: Online presentation on managing anxiety Meet member Lynne Hansons Cookbook competition …and more Read the newsletter in full 

Cookbook Competition

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Calling all bakers, cooks, chefs and sous chefs. Here’s your chance to let your talents in the kitchen shine with the Sweet October Recipe Competition! Last year the Sweet October e-Cookbook raised awareness and vital funds to help Sweet Louise support our members. This year, we want to build on this success and we need your help! We are aiming to release a 2020 update of the e-cookbook and we … Read More

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