Wellbeing For All host another community event at the Hadhari Centre, aiming to encourage people to make healthy lifestyle choices that link to reducing the risk of developing cancer.
The project, funded by Macmillan, was created on the success of the Trust’s Active Recovery programme which aids the recovery of those overcoming cancer through a series of rehabilitation exercises. Over 18 months nearly 300 recovering patients and their families have benefited from this service, ran in partnership with Derby Hospitals.
Every year in Derbyshire 5971 people are told they have cancer and this number is expected to double by 2030.
Wellbeing For All will ensure that various communities across Derby can access support, information and activities that they feel comfortable with and will engage in. In turn, this will increase their knowledge around cancer signs and symptoms, particularly those more prevalent in Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
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The Trust launched the project in April with their first community based event at the Indian Community Centre. All members of the community were invited to learn more about the programme, receive dietary and exercise advice as well as partake in a 20-minute workout led by Derby County Community Trust staff.
The next event will take place on Tuesday 2nd July at the Hadhari Centre, 350 Burton Rd, Derby DE23 6AF from 3pm until 5pm and will be focusing on the signs and symptoms of cancer specifically in Black males.
Derby County Community Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support are committing to reducing the risk of cancer across our communities through developing skills, knowledge and awareness.