The Macmillan Prevention and Re-enablement Project closed on Friday 31st May 2019.

Maggie Crowe, Macmillan Partnership Manager said “We are sad to see the Macmillan Prevention and Re-enablement Project come to a close. The pilot project has supported over 350 people, aged 55+, living with cancer to get active and feel better. Macmillan is committed to supporting people with cancer in the community and helping them to live life as fully as they can. Although the project is closing there is still support available through Macmillan, our partner LinkAge Network and many other local services.”

Read the Macmillan Prevention and Re-enablement Learning and Impact Report.

LinkAge Network and Macmillan Cancer Support would like to thank everyone who has supported the project, and we continue to work together to ensure anyone with cancer needing help to get active can still access support from existing local services.

Other sources of support

Although the Macmillan Prevention and Re-enablement Project is coming to an end older people living with cancer in Bristol can access help with getting active and rehabilitation through the following services:

LinkAge Network
Energise! Exercise
Age UK Bristol
Macmillan Rehab and Support Team
Penny Brohn UK
Well Aware
Carers Support Centre
NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre

Anyone living with cancer in Bristol can access emotional and practical help through the Macmillan’s Bristol Buddies. A volunteer befriending service which offers help with practical tasks at home and a listening ear. Contact Ruth on or 07543 248714.

For information, support or someone to talk to, the Macmillan Support Line is on 0808 808 00 00 (7 days a week, 8am – 8pm) or visit

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    “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.”

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    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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    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

Activity week brochure

This spring saw the first Macmillan Activity Week for over 55’s in Bristol. Running from the 30th March – 5th April, the week was designed to support people aged 55+, who are living with and beyond cancer, to get active, have fun and feel better.

Lady smiling

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.