Sussex Cancer Fund is delighted to support Albion in the Community’s project Brighter Outlook for another 6-month term in West Sussex, (Albion in the Community is the official charity of Brighton & Hove Albion).
Steve Crocker, Sussex Cancer Fund Trustee said “Taking part in physical activity during and after cancer treatment can play a huge part in enabling patients to take back control and support recovery. Sussex Cancer Fund is keen to support local partners delivering programmes that encourage and support patients with physical activity, that have far-reaching benefits including mental wellbeing as well as fitness”
The Brighter Outlook project was launched in 2015 and offers cancer patients free, specialist support to help them get active, stay active and feel good through cancer and beyond.
The project aims to offer a free prehabilitation and rehabilitation and physical activity programme to support anyone with a cancer diagnosis to prepare for, cope better with, and recover more quickly from cancer treatments.
Suzanne Morris, Brighter Outlook Participant, “The brighter outlook programme quite honestly gave me a positive focus to my week. The course was fun and very helpful and best of all I got to be in the same space as women who were going through what I was – outside of a clinical setting – I just wish there’d been more sessions! Thank you”
Rosie Sadler, Health Manager, Albion in the Community said “We are so grateful for the support from Sussex Cancer Fund over the next 6 months. We delivered our award-winning Brighter Outlook programme as a pilot in West Sussex over the last 12 months, with funding from the Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance. During this time we supported 76 individuals with personalised physical activity support to help them prepare for, cope better with and recover more quickly from their cancer treatments. The funding from Sussex Cancer Fund following this pilot will help us to continue supporting these individuals over the coming months as they continue through and recover from cancer
treatments, through group sessions and one-to-one personalised sessions with their specialist cancer physical activity coach. This will help to support people to gain back control and take an active role in improving their overall health and wellbeing now, and in the future. Thank you Sussex Cancer Fund for all of your support, we couldn’t do it without you!”
Albion in the Community also delivers Brighter Outlook in Brighton & Hove, and East Sussex too. If you would like to find out please visit: https://albioninthecommunity.org.uk/community-wellbeing/supporting-your-wellbeing/living-with-cancer/
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