Macmillan Move More Programme

What is it?



The ‘Move More’ project helps people with cancer across East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen to become more active.  Their exercise specialists will help you find effective and safe ways to be active and stay active, no matter where you are on your cancer journey.

They provide support including:

  • One to one assessments and consultations
  • Access to friendly, highly qualified exercise professionals
  • A tailored activity programme
  • Help with setting personal goals and planning ongoing support
  • Discussing concerns or providing more information about the benefits of physical activity
  • Access to a wide variety of physical activity sessions

Why ‘move more’?

Being more physically active can help people with cancer cope with and recover from the negative effects of cancer and its treatment and also decrease the risk of developing other health conditions.

Being active can:

  • Reduce fatigue and tiredness
  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • Help maintain a healthy weight
  • Manage side effects or after effects of treatment
  • Reduce osteoporosis
  • Help look after your heart

Physical activity after cancer treatment

Hear from Joy who explains how she followed exercises that were tailored to her cancer type and gradually became more active after cancer treatment, to help with her recovery:

Who is it for?

The Move More Programme is available for patients living in:

  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Burnley
  • Hyndburn
  • Pendle
  • Ribble Valley and
  • Rossendale

Further Information

Your cancer nurse, GP or physiotherapist can refer you to the project.  Alternatively you can make a self-referral or find out more by getting in touch.


Move More Programme Poster

Move More Programme Patient Leaflet

Move More Referral Form

Move More Programme Referral Guidance

Move More and Lancashire Sport Partnership Project

Case Studies

Gentle Aqua & Swim Sessions Help Friends Get Active!

East Lancs Support Group Sessions

Julie’s Story

Alison’s Story






Amy Greenhalgh or Kathryn Creech

Macmillan Move More Programme

Tel: 01254 587240

Mobile: 07872 047684

Fax: 01254 694503

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