Bournemouth: Badges to boost confidence of cancer survivors

2023-09-05 13:02:45  • 2 mins

By Charlotte Andrews

BBC News

A woman has been handing out merit badges to cancer survivors in a bid to spread positivity.

Susie Pinner from Bournemouth struggled to regain her confidence and feel "normal" again after she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2021.

Noticing others also grappled with completing everyday tasks, the 52-year-old started the Pinners Award Club.

Members get rewarded for "small wins" like planning meals, decluttering the home and keeping houseplants alive.

Ms Pinner faced a year of treatments and surgeries following her diagnosis, including chemotherapy and a double mastectomy.

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