Fighting Fit programme expands to Bourne
The Foundation’s Fighting Fit programme, which supports people living with cancer, has expanded further into Bourne to reach more individuals across Lincolnshire, with delivery sites now in Lincoln, Gainsborough, Boston, Grantham, Mablethorpe, and Bourne.
Fighting Fit sessions focus on low-impact fitness designed to build back balance, posture, strength, and flexibility, and support individuals with the physical effects of cancer treatment.
Group sessions also allow individuals to connect with people with shared experiences, gain peer-to-peer support and enhance their mental wellbeing.
The expansion of Fighting Fit has been supported by the successful continued collaboration between the Foundation and several local delivery partners, including Everyone Active, Leisure SK and Boston United Community Foundation.
All sessions are led by a Level 4 qualified coaches in cancer and exercise rehabilitation who have been upskilled across the county.
Alice Carter, head of healthier communities at the Foundation, said; “We are delighted to be working with Leisure SK to develop a new Fighting Fit site in Bourne and continue the network of delivery sites across Lincolnshire.
"Physical activity plays an integral role in helping individuals with both the physical and mental impacts of cancer treatment, improving their overall quality of life, and therefore it is vitally important to ensure those living with cancer have access to support in their local area.”
Referrals into any of the Fighting Fit sessions can be made via a self-referral or a clinical pathway, and referral forms can be accessed via the Foundation website here: https://www.lincolncityfoundation.com/fightingfit and by calling 07305108167 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.