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News from Jane Viner of Macmillan



Nordic Healthwalkers Course

Limited spaces left …

 Nordic Walking for Health, would like to offer you the opportunity to take up Nordic walking for the benefit of your health and well-being on a tailor-made course for people living with cancer.

The Course:-
A beginner course consists of four sessions, each one and a half hours long. Both the course and the specialist poles are provided free of charge to self-help/support group members living with cancer.

Session 1 – 10.30am to 12midday (Bank Holiday) Monday 29 May
Session 2 – 11am to 12.30pm Wednesday 31 May
Session 3 – 11am to 12.30pm Friday 2 June
Session 4 – 11am to 12.30pm Friday 23 June.

The Course will take place in Stanmer Park, Brighton.
This is an ideal location for Nordic walking. It is easy to get to by car, on local bus routes and near a railway station. Refreshments can be purchased in Stanmer village and toilets are available.

Once the beginner course is complete there will be the opportunity for a group to be formed, so that you can meet together on a regular basis for Nordic walks in the supportive company of like-minded people who have been through similar experiences.

How to register interest?
Limited places are now available for people living with cancer.

It is important that you are ready to take up this activity before starting a course. Once you have registered interest, you will be asked to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire and, if necessary, to consult the appropriate healthcare professional for their approval before being offered a place.

To register interest and find out more:
Please contact email on the subject of Nordic Healthwalking Cancer Support Group.

Carers Week is taking place from Monday 12th June and Macmillan is taking the opportunity to raise awareness of the support and information that is available to carers.

As part of this we are keen to share the experience of carers to help others who may not be aware of support available or indeed identify as carers themselves. If you are caring for somebody affected by cancer and interested in sharing your experience to help raise awareness, we would love to hear from you.

If you are interested, please do contact Charlotte Littlejones, Senior Communications Lead for the South East on
Mobile: 07801 307031.

With kind regards


Jane Viner
Macmillan Engagement Coordinator – South East
Telephone: 07790 015 448

Administrator for South East Service Development Team
Email: south&
Telephone: 01904 756 463
Address: Macmillan Cancer Support, 3 Fawcett Street, York, YO10 4AH

News from Sue Brown of Albion in the Community

Dear Friends – Do not miss this opportunity to attend a FREE event this Fringe Festival courtesy of Albion in the Community’s Speak Up Against Cancer project!

The Eulogy of Toby Peach is an inspiring, 1 hour show and by offering a real insight into what he went through Toby demonstrates that although cancer is something that nobody wants, it is possible to come through treatment with positivity and the desire to help others.  It is so important that people are encouraged to talk about cancer and their experiences, to help others overcome their fear.

Please share details of this fabulous show with friends, family, colleagues and clients and snap up your tickets now!  The show is suitable for all ages from 12 up and is a great start to your Fringe experience! 

Please click on the link for full details:

To book a free ticket to The Eulogy of Toby Peach, visit:

Sue Brown
Cancer Prevention Coordinator
Albion in the Community



Rotary Club of Seaford Martellot.

collage1C-Side was delighted to be invited to attend the 28th November meeting of the Rotary Club of Seaford Martello. Ernie Milner & Denise Savage described the work we do, the way we do it and the results we hope to achieve. At the end of the discussion the club President Jackie Arkwell presented C-Side with a cheque for £150 for the purchase of design software to assist C-Side’s publicity and information programme. Denise & Ernie would like to thank Jackie, the Club secretary Dave Winsor and indeed all the members present for their warm welcome and kind attentiveness.

Stop Press ….. Moving On Living Well – 2016!

Building on the success of the Moving On Living Well event in July last year, plans are afoot to repeat the exercise. Remember that there are 300 new bowel & anal cancer patients who start their treatment each year, it’s important that all patients be able to benefit from what has proven to be a rich and varied source of information and advice. Feedback from last year’s attendees lead us to believe that for many the whole day event was a little on the long side and also that travel distance was, for some, an issue. So rather than have a single all-day event it has been decided to host shorter, more intimate events, repeated at the following three locations and times:-

a) 21st April at the Audrey Emerton Building, from 9.00 to 12.00
b) 10th May at the Euan Keat Education Centre, Princess Royal Hospital, from 9.00 to 12.30
c) 5th July at the new Macmillan Horizon Centre from 1.30 to 4.30 in the afternoon.

This will give delegates greater choices on location and the time of day they would like to attend. We shall be covering the same major topics as last year and are very fortunate that the same speakers, or their close colleagues, have agreed to present their subjects.
Another feature of last year’s event that met with widespread approval was the availability of C-Side patients and carers who provided the sort of help and advice that could only come from those who “have been there”. We are again calling for volunteers from C-Side to step forward to take on these vital ambassadorial roles. Since one of the venues will be the brand-new Macmillan Horizon Centre volunteers will need to be registered with them, we are currently looking at how this will be expedited.

So, please send an email if you would like to volunteer and help make Moving On Living Well – 2016 a great success.

p.s. For those who didn’t attend the event last year, there are some photos on our website; just click here

Support Team Macmillan – Half Marathon Event, 17th April

Join Team Macmillan at Brighton Half Marathon

On Sunday 17th April 450 Team Macmillan runners are running the 26.2 miles of the Brighton Half Marathon to raise over £200K to help us support people affected by cancer. Your role in our team will be to come along rain or shine and cheer them to success and ensure that Macmillan Cancer Support has the biggest impact and best presence at the event along Brighton’s stunning seafront.

What activities could I be involved in?
· Motivating our brilliant Macmillan runners, at our branded cheering points along the route with other Team Macmillan volunteers. Ensuring our runners know they know how much we appreciate them and that they get the best possible experience. Inspiring our runners and the general public to raise as much money as possible to help us support people affected by cancer.
· Sharing the experience with your networks on social media with photos and updates on runners’ progress on Twitter and Facebook and increasing their impact outside the race.
· Welcoming runners at various cheer points and at the cheer village.
· Photographing runners, crowds and our team to capture the atmosphere of the day and inspiring others to help Macmillan maximise the money we raise to support people affected by cancer.
· Representing Macmillan, whether in the Event Village or on the course, you are the face of our charity on the day and raising awareness of our work by your presence. You will receive a t-shirt and one of our pocket guides to signpost anyone who approaches you who needs our support.

What skills do I need?
· Enthusiasm and Passion for the work of Macmillan Cancer Support
· Reliability: Be with us whatever the weather on the day!
· Flexibility: We need help with a variety of roles and will ask you to take the role and location where you will make the biggest impact on the event.

Are there any other benefits?
· Support from your local Team on the day and communications and a brief in advance.
· You’ll meet and work with amazing new people and have an amazing experience.
· The satisfaction of making a real difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.
· Reasonable out-of-pocket expenses and Macmillan branded clothing to wear.

What’s the next step to get involved?
By volunteering at Brighton Marathon, you’ll be doing something amazing for the 2.5m people in the UK who are affected by cancer. To get involved all you need to do is call James Bacharew on 07540 671511 or e-mail at

Message sent by:-
Jane Viner
Macmillan Involvement Coordinator – Sussex and East & West Kent
Telephone: 07790 015 448
Michaela Philips
Administrator for South East Service Development Team
Telephone: 01904 756 463
Address: Macmillan Cancer Support, 3 Fawcett Street, York, YO10 4AH



Beating Bowel Cancer Patients Day – 2015

DelegatesSeatedMembers of C-Side have regularly attended the Beating Bowel Cancer Patients Day. This year it will take place on Saturday 18th April and, as before, will be using the Royal College of Surgeons as a venue.

Demand for places will be high, so you are invited to register early in order to be assured of entry. Bowel cancer patients are welcome to come alone or together with a family member or friend. This is FREE event and a buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided. A summary of the programme is as follows:-

Advances in treatment & surgery; Treatment options for advanced bowel cancer; Healthy living, diet & exercise; Complimentary therapies; Stoma & bowel management; Coping with emotions; Follow up reatment and worries about recurrence; Family history of bowel cancer; Carers workshop; Mindfullnes & meditation.

For further information and registration go here.