March 8 2014 Latest news:
Beth Wyatt, Reporter
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Cancer sufferers are to be supported by a free 12-week wellbeing programme.
Launching this month, the Romford YMCA scheme will see over-16s supported both before and during treatment.
Activities on offer will include group exercise classes, gym sessions and a walking programme.
Delivered by specialist cancer rehabilitation instructors, the scheme will be tailored according to individual needs and will accommodate all levels of fitness.
The YMCA’s community health and wellbeing manager, Viki Bainsfair, said: “This is a very exciting project. Our aim is to support both the individual with cancer and their immediate family to become fitter and healthier.
“We are very pleased to be working with Havering Council.”
Cllr Steven Kelly, cabinet member for individuals, added: “This is a great scheme for people who will be at a very difficult time in their lives, dealing with a very serious illness and how that affects them and those close to them.
“I hope lots of eligible people join the scheme and take up this opportunity to keep active, at their own pace, and reap the many benefits it can bring.”
These benefits include reducing tiredness, relieving pain and improving bone health.
For more information, contact Ms Bainsfair on 01708 766211.