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.

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.”

  • 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

Fran Garland

Project Assistant
0759 408 9610
frangarland@linkagenetwork.org.uk