Patients are being invited to take part in a series of short walks to help them feel refreshed and revitalised.
As part of a programme of support for those with long-term health conditions or who are having or recovering from cancer treatment, Macmillan Cancer Support and Age UK are offering a series of “Walking for Health” events that cater for both beginners and experienced walkers.
These very gentle-paced strolls on a level gradient, with an approximate distance of between one and two miles, take place every first Tuesday and third Wednesday in the month around the Cheshire area. With a volunteer planning and leading the walk, it’s a friendly, unpressurised way of meeting people while enjoying the great outdoors.
Andrew Adams, himself a cancer patient and who has designed one of these local walks, said: “I am really keen to give people who are feeling poorly or depressed the chance to experience the benefits of a short walk. Please do come along and join us.”
As part of a wider programme to support local cancer patients, Macmillan Cancer Support is also running a series of Health and Wellbeing Events. These drop-in events offer informal advice and support on anything from fatigue to active living to relaxation and much more. The events take place every third Tuesday of the month at The Olive Grove in Nantwich.
For more information on either of these events, please contact Julie Pieczarka, Macmillan Information and Support Manager, on 01270 273603