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5k your way - join our cancer support group

Local people living with cancer are welcome to join our clinical nurse specialist team during the last Saturday of every month, to '5K your way' events at local park runs.

This is a support group with a difference! Patients and staff take part to walk, jog, run, volunteer or cheer around the course. Afterwards, the group go for a coffee and catch up.

The initiative is aiming to help support people with cancer to ‘move’ more whilst at a social gathering, sharing experiences and meeting new friends.

Relatives of patients are also welcome to come along.

Laura, a patient who has joined the 5k your way, said: ‘We did our first Lydiard parkrun at the end of December. It was wet and muddy - we got soaked to the skin but I’m so happy we made it.

"We walked 2.5km - doing one lap instead of two. You don’t have to run at parkrun or go the full distance, it’s free, you’ll be cheered on and you won’t be left behind.

"When you arrive, you’ll meet the organisation’s ambassadors. It’s good to meet others also dealing with cancer and there are health care professionals you can chat to."

If you would like to join the Trust’s cancer support group, please visit

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