Margaret McLean

Thursday 4th November 2021

It is with great sadness we advise the passing earlier today of our friend and colleague, Margaret McLean. Margaret has been a Trustee for several years, many of these as our Treasurer. Margaret was a keen supporter of our many events and her cheery disposition will be greatly missed at our meetings and lunches.

Our thoughts are with Alastair and all the family.

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Maggie's in Edinburgh have agreed to run another event for us. This time a Stress Management workshop at 2:00 pm on Sunday 10 December. Some of us might find this helpful in the run-up to the festive season. All are very welcome but please do let us know if you wish to attend it helps us with setting up the space at Maggie's.

Full directions for finding Maggie's here

Maggie's Centre Edinburgh Let's talk about Nets

On 10 September Claire will be running in the Great North Run, to raise funds for the Ann Edgar Trust. Claire has not been running for a while due to injury and this will be her first major run. We wish her all the very best. Please support Claire by donating and sharing her BT mydonate page

Net Cancer

A number of our members asked for a summary of this event on 10 August. Firstly a very big thank you to Maggie's and to Kelly the nutrition advisor for hosting the event. Kelly had clearly done her homework on NETs and was so responsive to our very many questions. Kelly was clear to point out that no one should make a drastic change to their diet without consulting their doctor. Bearing in mind that there are at least 40 different types of Net and we are all so different Kelly's advice could only be in general terms. It is also important to remember that that some foods cannot be taken with certain treatments.

The general advice was very welcome. Who knew that soya will be of little nutritional benefit unless it has been part of your diet pre puberty?

People were interested in fruit juice and juicing, which is kind of trendy at the moment. Kellie's advice was it is usually better to eat an apple than to drink apple juice that is because some of the nutrients are lost in the juicing process. Juicing does however have a place especially as part of a low fibre diet.

A question that may be relevant to many who have liver mets was how to keep the rest of the liver healthy. In short the answer was broccoli and kale but to increase the amounts in the diet slowly.

Kelly wanted people to know that they can book a one to one appointment with her either by contacting Maggie's or emailing her at

Further information on diet can be found in the new Net Patient Handbook

Kelly's Food to Glow website also has recipes Kale and Apple Cake is particularly interesting with links to her Social media sites.

Kelly handed even handed out a one week menu for a Low Fibre Diet this is not on her website yet but if you are interested we can send you a copy.

I hope this is a fair summary but always remember to consult your doctor if making changes to your diet - we are all different.