LinkAge Network 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

What do we offer?

Tailored information – you will receive a personal pack providing you with information and guidance to help you get moving after cancer.

Activity Taster Tokens – we have teamed up with activity providers across Bristol to offer you the opportunity to access up to 5 physical, creative and social activities for free, using our Taster Token scheme*.

Wellbeing Days – showcasing activities and services available across Bristol in a safe and supportive environment. Try something new, get support and make friends.

Exciting opportunities – whether it’s joining our Advisory Group to help steer our project, lending a hand at our Wellbeing events, or simply becoming more socially engaged through our free events, we’ve got you covered.

Participants playing walking rugby

Macmillan Activity Week

An activity week of taster sessions between Saturday 30th March – Friday 5th April 2019, to support people aged 55+ living with and beyond cancer in Bristol into regular activity.

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.

  • 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.”

  • Case study

    Regaining confidence in the face of cancer: Selma’s story

    “Acceptance is good. ‘I’ve put my old body outside, and want to move on into the new’. Activities, going out you know, I’ve got a positive attitude now, and looking forward to a bright future. I am doing all I can to be healthy. I am thankful for the help and support I received.”

  • Case study

    Walking for mental health: Maurice’s story

    “I feel energised, and healthier generally speaking. Healthier than I’ve felt for many years before that. [Improving my mental health] was one of the things that made me think about signing up to the gym. I was aware that physical activity would be good for that.”

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Project contacts

Sally Crocker

Project Manager
0117 353 3042
macmillansupport@linkagenetwork.org.uk