Kick Cancer is our Cancer rehabilitation programme ran in partnership with Lingen Davies to help those living with or recovering from cancer.
The free programme will consists of two virtual sessions a week featuring both physical and social activity.
Physical activity has been linked to aiding recovery and well-being within cancer patients and our programme aims to provide tailored activities for participants based on their ability levels. The sessions will also allow participants to share experiences with each other and speak with specialists to gain support, advice and ask any questions they might have.
Naomi Atkin CEO at Lingen Davies is proud of the work the programme has done so far. “It is great to see Shrewsbury Town in the Community continuing with the Kick Cancer programme online during these strange times. People with cancer are particularly vulnerable at this time, and having access to wellbeing programmes is more important than ever- we are proud of the Kick Cancer programme and really pleased that people can still get involved in a safe way through this innovative new way of working.”
Watch the short video below to hear a little more from our Health Activator, Kate Lindley, about the programme.
To sign up for the programme please complete the form below
What if I don’t have the internet or a computer?
If you or someone you know would like to join us, but they don’t have the right equipment, please contact Shrewsbury Town in the Community on 01743 289177 opt 6.
What if I work during the day?
We have online resources that you will be able to access after a simple phone call with our Health Activator Kate. Our video resources are all on our Youtube Channel and can be accessed at any time. It is also important to note that these exercise classes can be justified as an appointment. Exercise is an important part cancer treatment/recovery and should be encourage in any care plan.
What if I am still receiving treatment?
Kick Cancer Session are instructed by qualified fitness professionals who can support you no matter where you on your cancer pathway. The different levels in every session mean that you can perform the entire session seated or standing, with moderate intensity or very low intensity. If you are post surgery we are also prepared to support you in your pre-hab or re-hab. We can lease with your doctors, nurses and physio to find the best options for you to remain physically active.
What if I less fit then everyone else?
The group is open, relaxed and non-judgement. Our sessions are layered to provide very easy options and some slightly more challenging options. There is no pressure involved – only support and care from people who know what your going through and can support. Remember, you can perform the whole exercise routine from your chair if you wish.
What if I have other health conditions?
During your screening phone call with Kate, you will be able to discuss any other health conditions and how we can work with you.
Where can I do the zoom sessions? What if I don’t have room?
You will only need a small amount of space to perform the exercises. If you have space for a dining chair and room to walk in a circle around it, that’s perfect. We can discuss this during our phone call.
Will I need any equipment?
No. We have some basic equipment we can give to you in a socially distanced, safe way. But you can perform all the exercises without any equipment.