"Move More" wants more participants
A fitness programme and activity advice
service, which helps people living with and beyond cancer become more active, is
looking for new members from West Lancashire. "Move More" helps
people with a diagnosis of cancer to find effective ways to get and stay active,
no matter where they are on their cancer journey, including those who have
Launched in Autumn 2015, it is a joint initiative between Macmillan Cancer
Support, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust and NHS West Lancashire
Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). More than 60 people have used the service.
The cancer specific classes take place on Mondays and Fridays, from 1.15pm to
2.30pm and 2.30pm to 3.45pm, at Ormskirk Hospital. 1 to 1 sessions also take
place throughout the week.
"Move More" is run by Melanie Reardon, Macmillan physical activity
manager, with Tim Horn, Macmillan physical activity physiotherapist and Ann
Prescott, Macmillan physical activity assistant practitioner. Melanie said:-
"We've had a really good response since launching 'Move More' in September
2015. The service is designed to get people active to give them a better quality
of life. Physical activity has lots of health benefits and also contributes to
social and mental wellbeing. We'd love to see even more people at the sessions.
We are also able to assess the needs of each individual and can often refer them
to other services that could be of benefit."
Pauline Egan, from Skelmersdale, has been attending the fitness sessions since
February. She said:- "'Move More' has been brilliant in increasing my
fitness and in giving me more confidence. There is also the social side of
things too. It's great to meet people and we like to catch up each week."
If you live in West Lancashire, are affected by cancer, you can find out about:-
"Move More" on:- 01695 656268 sebd send them an
alternatively you can also contact them via your GP.