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New dates for “Kick Cancer”

Shrewsbury Town in the Community and Lingen Davies Cancer Fund have announced the next round of Kick Cancer programmes, to be held in Shrewsbury and Ludlow this Autumn.

“Kick Cancer” is a multi-sport programme helping those living with or recovering from Cancer in our community. It runs in 10-week programmes and the next programme will start in both Shrewsbury and Ludlow on September 25th.

It will run for 10 weeks, 10am-12pm at Ludlow Football Stadium, and 2pm-4pm at the Reech Community Hub at the Montgomery Waters Meadow, Shrewsbury. The programme is free of charge and the team are looking for people to take part now.

The sessions will consist of different group exercise sessions followed by social sessions that encourage participants to get to know each other in an informal environment. This is the second programme being run in 2019, following a series of sessions in Shrewsbury that is already up and running.

The “Kick Cancer” participants have been very positive about the programme so far, with one member of the group saying “I’ve definitely seen an improvement in my quality of life since attending the Kick Cancer programme. The programme has encourage me to become more active and I’ve now started aquafit. It has also improved my wellbeing”

Speaking of the programme, Naomi Atkin, Chief Executive Officer at Lingen Davies, said

“It’s great to see how Kick Cancer has developed so far, and to hear such positive feedback from people taking part. It is particularly exciting to see such great uptake at the new site in Ludlow. Bringing support closer to people at home is a key focus for Lingen Davies, and this is a great step towards this.

Physical activity can be really beneficial to people during and after their cancer treatment, and this is a great opportunity for people in our community to get back to fitness or try out a new activity to help their recovery.”

If you or someone you know is living with cancer in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin or Mid Wales, and would like to find out more, please visit www.shrewsburytowninthecommunity.com/kickcancer  or call Shrewsbury Town in the Community on 01743 289177.

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