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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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3 days 23 hours ago

Thank you for the Chocolate which has been donated from various people - one of our lovely volunteers made up a chocolate hamper ready for our firewalk. Sadly we can’t use it for that purpose so we have given it to our pharmacy team who are working so hard at the moment!

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1 week 22 hours ago

We are bursting with pride at our wonderful nursing team who are heading into unchartered waters at the moment. They are now wearing uniform to reduce the risk of Covid 19 contamination.

Karen’s message is: “We are working harder than ever to stop patients coming to hospital & only visiting patients for a clinical need to avoid contact to protect them and us. Also we are ringing patients before we visit to check if any symptoms. However if they do have any please contact us before we visit.”

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1 week 5 days ago

Very good advice for people with cancer at this time....well worth a read:

myemail.constantcontact.com/Corona-virus---What-people-with-cancer-need-to-know---Updated.html?soid=1103815906350&aid=Q7_6dX33ou8

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2 weeks 19 hours ago

Here is Alison doing the Cha Cha plank challenge with Sawtry Colt Development Centre on Sunday 😊

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2 weeks 1 day ago

We have had a lovely message come in from our Tai Chi teacher:

Hello my Tai Chi friends,

Due to the current situation, HCCN charity has recommended to stop the classes for the next month. This obviously applies fully to the first class, which runs 6-7 pm.
To encourage you to practice, Susan from HCCN gave me a great idea, to film the session, so, people will be able to practice from home. So, today, I have put my Heart Into this, and really hope you will be able to benefit from this. Here is the playlist on YouTube:
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjaGRAiYvUxiZBPynOUMpNqkEgwimaZ6k

Having said the above, I will be in the hall, waiting for the next session at 7:10 pm after teaching in Huntingdon & Peterborough Federation of Women’s Institutes. So, feel free to come and talk to me, if you have any questions.

As about the second class, HCCN has asked me to tell all HCCN people, that they strongly recommend to avoid attendance for the next month. But knowing that there are also attendees outside of HCCN, the class will be running. You are all big children now 🙂. So, can make your decisions and be responsible for them.

Enjoy Tai Chi and keep safe.
Dmitry

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2 weeks 2 days ago

Coronavirus Situation - Updated 15 March
Further to our statement of 12 March, the HCCN Trustees have reached the difficult decision with immediate effect:
- Conference scheduled for April 28th will be postponed to November 3rd
- Firewalk scheduled for March 28th will be postponed to September (date to be confirmed)
- All classes and groups are suspended for a period of 4 weeks – i.e. to week ending April 10th

Our class leaders are committed to finding different ways to continue to support you - if you are a regular user, please contact your class leader in the first instance to understand what we can offer. Alternatively, contact Susan Moore at mobile 07738 208831 email susan@hccnthecharity.org

We continue to keep our future plans under review.

The safety of everyone who benefits from and contributes to the HCCN family - our users, volunteers, nurses, contractors and suppliers – remains our priority.
The advice we are following is from PHE:
" www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
There is more information about coronavirus on the NHS website
www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
• Wash your hands often with soap (or soap substitutes) and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
• Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home and work environment.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.


The key thing is, as always, to look after yourself. As Government advice changes, this advice will be updated as more information becomes available.


Sallie Crawley | Jan Davis | Karen Moseley | Susan Moore | Amanda Orchard
Trustees
Dated: 15 March 2020
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2 weeks 4 days ago

Coronavirus Situation Update:
The HCCN Trustees wish to reassure you that we are closely monitoring Government guidance relating to COVID-19 and will keep you updated. The following information is intended to help you decide what steps you may need to take.
COVID-19 is now circulating around the UK. Although relatively small numbers of people in the UK have been affected, the number is growing and is likely to rise
further. The Government rates the risk of acquiring this condition as moderate. And while anxiety is understandable the vast majority of people affected will experience
only mild symptoms and can recover at home.
The advice we are following is from PHE:
www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
There is more information about coronavirus on the NHS website:
www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
 Wash your hands often with soap (or soap substitutes) and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
 Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap
and water are not available.
 Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
 Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home and work environment.
 Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

At this time HCCN activities will run as normal. We are taking all appropriate steps to keep our future plans under review.
While the charity’s activities depend on the goodwill of our volunteers, contractors and suppliers, we recognise that you may prefer to stay away, particularly if you feel
unwell. You must come to your own decision on whether to attend or not – but remember you will be welcomed back at any time.
The key thing is, as always, to look after yourself. As Government advice changes, this advice will be updated when more information becomes available.

Sallie Crawley | Jan Davis | Karen Moseley | Susan Moore | Amanda Orchard
Trustees
Dated: 12 March 2020

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3 weeks 23 hours ago

February 2020 Live 100 club draw

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3 weeks 1 day ago

It’s International Women’s Day.....& you don’t get better than our women we think!