Team Up to support people affected by cancer20 Sep

Team Up to support people affected by cancer

Did you know about our exciting partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support?

We know that many of you will be taking part in the big national Macmillan coffee morning at the end of September, but did you know that you can get even more involved with volunteering projects across Cheshire West? These projects off practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer, and are handled by Team Up.

Team Up is an exciting new website that we’re piloting alongside Macmillan Cancer Support in West Cheshire. People affected by cancer can connect with the volunteers on the website for help with odd jobs. Team Up is all about the little things – running errands, doing a bit of shopping, watering the garden, popping over for a quick chat or a short walk – and all these little things add up and make a big difference to people affected by cancer in your local community. Team Up brings people together, connecting those with the passion and enthusiasm to lend a hand, with those who need a little support for time to time. By focusing on small tasks, it’s perfect for people who want to give their time to help others but don’t have a huge amount of free time themselves, such as those who work.

If you know someone affected by cancer that could benefit from signing up, or you want to volunteer yourself then just visit the Team Up website and get signed up today!

The Brio/Macmillan team also offer support to those affected by cancer to help them get more active through a range of health walks across West Cheshire and our Exercise Buddy scheme. Staying active can be an important part of recovery after cancer treatment and can help reduce tiredness and some side-effects, reduce anxiety and depression and reduce the risk of other health issues too. Being active at recommended levels and keeping a healthy weight may also reduce the risk of certain cancers coming back too.

Yasmin, one of our newly trained exercise buddies, is living proof that there is life after cancer. Aged 27, she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after finding a tumor in her chest.

“When I was looking to build up my strength I would have loved an exercise buddy which is why I trained to be one, to motivate others to get more active”.

To find out about Exercise Buddy volunteering opportunities, or other Macmillan volunteer positions, click here.

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