The Active Recovery programme at Derby County Community Trust yesterday received a generous £5000 donation from ICCM – Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management.

Active Recovery provides rehabilitation exercise and advice for those recovering from cancer and affected by the side effects of treatment. Since launching around a year ago it has helped hundreds of patients through their recovery and its benefits have been recognised nationally by Macmillan Cancer Support, who have recently awarded the Trust a new grant to extend our offer into BAME communities specifically.

Derby County Community Trust was put forward for the donation by John Lear, a local patient who was helped through his treatment by the programme.

Sharon Dale, Health Manger at Derby County Community Trust, said:

“It is an honour to receive such a generous donation from the ICCM and it will allow us to grow the Active Recovery project even further.

“We recently committed to training up three further members of staff in their Cancer Rehabilitation qulaifications so the capacity we have to support those in Derby living with and affected by cancer is ever growing.

“Knowing we were nominated by a direct user of the programme is really fulfilling for us as a charity.”

Mark Middleton, Crematorium Technician at Markeaton Crematorium and Jonathan Smale, Cabinet Member for Communities, Neighbourhoods and Street Pride were on hand to present the cheque at Pride Park Stadium.

For more information on Active Recovery, please see here.

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