Read what women have to say about the impact of Casting for Recovery
The feedback we gather from our participants tells us that 95% of them would recommend a Casting for Recovery retreat to other women who've had breast cancer. Women who've participated say that their retreat experience will also have an indirect impact on their family and colleagues as they feel better equipped to deal with the future. You can see below just a few of the comments we received from women who attended retreats in 2012:
"For the first time since I was diagnosed I was free from the continuous responsibility of protecting those I love from the painful emotions and effects of my cancer and treatments. I didn't at any time, while I was at the retreat, have to convince anyone that everything was going to be OK - no one except myself. It was the first time since my diagnosis that I had time to myself to realise the impact of my illness on me, and also to be greatly inspired by everyone there who has survived and recovered. There IS a life after cancer and that was more than obvious at the retreat. Thank you so much for not just the opportunity to learn casting but for the support and confidence and inspiration you all gave me."
"I came home feeling exhilarated and more confident, I am so glad I went on the retreat, thank you. I was overwhelmed by so many people doing so much and giving so much to make sure we all had such a fantastic time, thank you to everyone."
"This retreat was the most amazing experience and it far exceeded my expectations. I feel I have been touched by something very special and I will always remember my time on retreat. The kindness and care provided by all the volunteers was amazing and so appreciated. I feel blessed to have been chosen to attend a retreat. It was a joy to meet all the other ladies and share our experiences."
"I feel truly privileged to have been offered a place on a retreat. It far surpassed any expectations I had. I have come away feeling calm, relaxed, happier in my own body and with a sporting skill that was just magical to learn. Words cannot describe what you have done to help me through my emotional journey after cancer. Thank you to you all"