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Cancer patients invited to lively walking group

Walk and Talk

George Eliot Hospital’s ‘Walk & Talk’ walking group invites patients who have experienced cancer at any point in their lives to join the lively Tuesday group.

‘Walk and Talk’ was originally established in 2015 to support breast cancer patients and provide an opportunity for people to talk to specialist nurses and share experiences. The group has grown from strength to strength and now wants to invite all Cancer Patients to join this friendly regular walking group.

Everyone who comes along has an opportunity to make new friends and get a little bit fitter. They can talk to cancer specialist nurses and representatives from Macmillan Cancer support in an informal setting, about issues that affect their own personal situations.

Members of the group said that talking to people, having a chat and speaking openly about their personal situations really helped. They explained how other members of the group and representatives from the hospital were always good listeners and understood how they were feeling. One of the members of the group also said that the walks were an opportunity to meet new friends and get out during the day to enjoy the fresh air.

'Walk and Talk' can be found in Riversley Park, Nuneaton between 1.30pm and 2.30pm every week. The group meet just outside the Nuneaton and Bedworth Museum.

The George Eliot Hospital cancer nursing specialists and Macmillan Information Team know that talking about cancer can make patients feel more confident and better supported. They encourage anyone that has experienced cancer to come along to future walks.  Exercise and keeping fit can have a positive effect on the health and wellbeing of everyone.

Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist, Alison Syborn added: “We hope to see even more people at the next walk. We go out every week whatever the weather. Bring a friend or family member too if you wish”.

For further information contact Alison Syborn on 0787 659 0687 or Julie Hunt (Macmillan Information Officer) on 024 7615 3201

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