WIRRAL residents who are affected by lymphoma, myeloma or leukaemia can now access extra support.

Lymphoma Action will hold a blood cancer support group on the third Thursday of alternate months at the community space at Tesco's Bidston Moss store.

The only UK charity dedicated to this type of blood cancer, Lymphoma Action aims to help anyone affected by the disease from family, friends and colleagues.

Lymphoma Action’s regional development manager Karen Bonell said “I’m so pleased that we have this support group in Wirral.

"Many people say to us they felt isolated by their diagnosis and that their blood cancer support group is a lifeline.

"As well as meeting others with similar experiences, it’s a chance to hear from informative speakers and join interesting discussions – all in a safe, supportive and welcoming environment.”

The first meeting is on Thursday, September 19 and anyone who wants to talk to Karen can do via 07710 393 891 or just turn up on the day.

Find out more about lymphoma and the charity’s support groups and other services at www.lymphoma-action.org.uk