Hopes that stories penned by Cancer sufferers will inspire

A collection of stories and poems penned by people who have undergone the agonies of cancer has been launched in Elgin.

The book has been produced from work undertaken by a creative writing group formed by Clan Cancer Support in Moray.

Launched at the Elgin Library on Thursday, the book contains several personal stories written by those affected by cancer – a task that the Clan’s co-ordinator said has helped them to deal with their experiences.

The ‘Words of Wellbeing’ writing group was formed in Elgin a year ago as a means of helping cancer sufferers express their thoughts and emotions. Having committed these to paper it was decided to share the results in the form of the book.

Tracy Sellar, who is the area services co-ordinator for Clan in Moray, said: “The book itself is a lovely collection of poems and writings which individuals affected by cancer have written.

“In so doing it has helped them to deal with the emotions and thoughts that they have gathered during their journey.

“Those who have contributed to the book have shown great bravery to share their feelings – I’m sure it will be a great comfort for others who have been affected by the illness to read that perhaps people are experiencing the same feelings and thoughts that they are.”

The book is available priced at £3 from Clan in Elgin or at their Thursday sessions in the Moray Coast Medical Practice in Lossiemouth. Copies are also available from all Moray libraries.

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