LinkAge and Macmillan Cancer Support are working in partnership to support people aged 55+ living with and beyond cancer, to access a range of inspiring creative, social and physical activities.

The Benefits

Evidence has shown that being active during or after treatment can improve your overall health and wellbeing by:

  • Aiding recovery
  • Reducing the risk of recurrence
  • Reducing tiredness and fatigue
  • Managing stress, anxiety, low mood and depression
  • Improving bone and heart health
  • Building muscle strength and maintaining a healthy weight
  • Improving sleep and appetite
  • Prevention or control of constipation

Get involved in activities

The Macmillan Prevention and Re-enablement Project can support you into a range of creative, social and physical activities and events.

Make a referral

If you are a cancer patient, have previously had cancer, are bereaved, or a carer, relative or professional supporting someone with cancer, then you can make a referral to this project.

Volunteering opportunities

Are you aged 55+ and been affected by cancer? We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help support the project.

Are you an activity provider?

The Macmillan Prevention and Re-enablement Project is looking to work with activity providers who organise activities for over 55’s across Bristol.

Case study

Life after cancer: Grace’s story

“Exercise is the best medicine, and laughter, it’s good for you, it’s good for the heart.”

Macmillan News

Project contacts

Sally Crocker

Project Manager
0117 353 3042

Fran Garland

Project Assistant
0759 408 9610