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HCCN Get Active Programme

You can be referred to our Get Active Programme where we offer 24 weeks of supported return to a healthy lifestyle, which can be followed by a reduced rate programme offered at Huntingdon Leisure Centre. Again this programme is designed specifically to support people managing a diagnosis of cancer and is run for us by an appropriately trained Personal Trainer.

On this programme we seek to assess where you are now and work with you to find the way forward that best suits your needs.

Run by Marion Foreman of Forefront Fitness. (marion@forefrontfitness.co.uk)  

Marion has many years of experience as a nurse (much of this within the speciality of cancer) and as a Personal Trainer and Exercise Professional.  Marion also has additional qualifications in Exercise Referral and Cancer Rehabilitation.

Your nurse is the person to speak to in order to understand how to access this programme.

One of the classes offered within the Get Active programme is:

Circuits Class

It is widely known that exercise is beneficial to people on their cancer journey and beyond.

Prof. Thomas, in his book ‘lifestyle and cancer’ tells us that ‘patients who exercise regularly are associated with a lower risk of their cancer returning and generally surviving longer’.

It can be difficult to know what exercises to do for the best so we are offering a very special opportunity

Marion has many years of experience as a nurse (much of this within the speciality of cancer) and as a Personal Trainer and Exercise Professional. Marion also has additional qualifications in Exercise Referral and Cancer Rehabilitation.

This class will be tailored to your needs. We recognise that your energy levels may vary from week to week so we will take this into account when planning the circuits.

Held as a drop in every Monday and Thursday afternoon at Huntingdon One Leisure, you can choose whether or not you have the energy or motivation to turn up. This class is for people on treatment or after they have finished. It is for any ability but patients only please.

One Leisure Active Lifestyles

The partnership is all about making it easy to restart an exercise routine or to find out which exercise would be best to help kick start a new regime. The programme is aimed at all those with a diagnosis, regardless of age.

The Active Lifestyle Team is qualified to understand all exercising needs in level 4 cancer rehab. The HCCN nursing team will be able to complete a referral form for anyone who has been under their care which provides all the information the class leader needs.

INFO: The new programme begins on Tuesday, January 8, at One Leisure St Neots (4pm–5pm) and Thursday, January 10, at One Leisure St Ives (4.30pm – 5.30pm).

 

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Are you one of our ten? We had a tremendous response but still have 10 GP surgeries left to cover. Can you help? Pls see below ...

Thank you so much for offering your support to keep our local doctors’ surgeries up to date with information. Sallie and I are busy filling envelopes with posters and leaflets which will come to you in a plain brown envelope within the next fortnight. We would also appreciate any feedback you can give us once people start reading what we have created because we want our information to be easily accessible for everyone. Thank you again.

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Can you help us to get HCCN leaflets into your local doctors surgery?
We will supply the poster and leaflets. You would take them in and keep them topped up.
Between us we can make sure that people know about the support that we can give them if they find themselves struggling with cancer.
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A great challenge being undertaken to fundraise for us to be able to continue our good work!

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We have the opportunity to have some charity places at this event - would anyone be interested in running this to raise funds for us? Please share & message the page if anyone is interested.

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Thank you to the Lord Mayor of Huntingdon for choosing Hunts Community Cancer Network as one of your charities for 2019/20. Looking forward to a splendid evening.

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The latest view on cancer research which is an interesting read: www.icr.ac.uk/news-archive/cancer-research-offers-more-hope-than-people-think

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It was Ellington’s Christmas lunch today. What wonderful food everyone provided. It also provided an opportunity for us to say thank you to one of our retiring volunteers Chris for all the wonderful work she did with Annie helping people with their colours and day time make up. Thanks Chris we’ll miss you. You made a real difference to people.