Invitation to meet up with stoma support group

The Hugh Petrie Stoma Support Group was set up in Hawick in memory of Hugh Petrie, who sadly died, but had wanted to start a group.

We meet regularly for a chat, cuppa and discuss any problem we can help each other with. We are now into our third year and feel it is time to expand.

Do you have a stoma or know someone with stoma? Why not come along to our group meetings in Kelso on the second Monday of each month in Kelso Day Hospital, thanks to the staff and NHS. This is a very informal group, a chance to have a moan if need be, but hopefully you leave feeling happier and not alone, as some people feel.

If you are interested and would like to learn more, please come along on Monday at 7pm. I can be contacted on 07904 032458 by email (

Nancy Fraser

(chairman, Hugh Petrie Stoma Support Group)