Step up and join the Macmillan walking group to improve your wellbeing and make new friends along the way.

If you are affected by cancer, the Macmillan Cancer Information Centre in Southport invites you put your best foot forward and join its new walking group.

Based in the Southport Community Service Station in Scarisbrick Avenue, just off Lord Street, the centre provides information and support to anyone with questions about cancer – including patients, friends, carers and health professionals.

Cancer diagnosis can cause stresses and anxieties not only for people with cancer but also for their family, carers and friends.  The walks will give people the opportunity to talk with others who may be in similar situations, as well as getting out in the fresh air and improving their wellbeing.

Walks will take place in the Southport and Formby area at 1pm on the first Friday of each month from 7th September and will vary in duration and difficulty to cater for a variety of abilities and preferences.

Sarah Taylor from the Macmillan Information and Support Centre said:  “Getting active can be a positive step, which can help us both mentally and physical.  Walking aids recovery while also being fun!

“We welcome anyone affected by cancer to come along to our walking group; all you need is a good pair of walking shoes.”

Anyone wishing to come along can contact Macmillan Information and Support Centre on 0151 288 6893.

Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – that brings together local doctors, nurses and other health workers – jointly developed the service with Macmillan. It provides a confidential, drop-in service for people affected by cancer to discuss any concerns they may have or for information about cancer, reducing the risks or living with the consequences of a cancer diagnosis.

To find out how the centre can help you, why not pop in 10am – 4.30pm Mon-Fri (except Bank Holidays).

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