On the 22nd September All-Star Academy Fitness Bootcamp is teaming up with the Woodside Pub in Worsley for a morning of fun and fitness. We have organised a charity bootcamp in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and would love you all to come down and take part.
The bootcamp will kick off at 10am for 45 minutes with registration being at 09.30am. Now whether you have taken part in a boot camp before or not don’t worry, there is no sergeant major barking orders at you or any tyres to flip in the mud, it’s just little old me facilitating a great, fulfilled session which will leave you feeling great and wanting to come back for more. And while it’s for a good cause you will all be rewarded with a bacon butty for your hard work (just this once though).
In addition, there will be a raffle with some fantastic prizes, a bake sale for those of you with a sweet tooth and a bouncy castle for the kids (or even some of you adults). There will also be a chance to get your hands on a free 7 day pass for the All-Star boot camp. Full English breakfast, bacon barms and hot drinks will be available, or why not stay afterwards, and enjoy some of the great food the Woodside has to offer, being from a light snack to a full Sunday roast.
So what are you waiting for bring a towel or mat and get involved, you lose pounds we raise pounds!
Macmillan (2013) there is currently 2 million people living with cancer in the UK. By 2030 there will be 4 million
One in three of us will get cancer and for most, it will be the toughest thing we ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of inspiring people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. That’s what Macmillan is. They provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support and push for a better cancer care system. They are a team that gives you the strength and energy to face the fight and get through it and want to make sure they can be there for everybody suffering or surrounded by cancer.
In 1911 a young man named Douglas Macmillan watched his father die of cancer. His father's pain and suffering moved Douglas so much; he founded the 'Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer'. Douglas wanted advice and information to be provided to all people with cancer, homes for patients at low or no cost and voluntary nurses to attend to patients in their own homes.
Today much of Douglas' legacy lives on. There is still a source of support for people living with cancer today and a force for improving cancer care. Macmillan is a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. It's not only patients who live with cancer; therefore they also help carers, family and friends. They guide people through the system, supporting them every step of the way, they fund nurses and other specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres. On the whole they give much more than just medical help.
People need practical support at home, so Macmillan provides anything from some precious time off for a carer, to giving a patient a lift to the hospital. People need emotional support, so they listen, advise and share information through cancer support specialists, a website and trained professionals. People need financial help to cope with the extra costs cancer can bring, so they give benefits advice and grants for anything from heating bills to travel costs.
Macmillan is a team of nurses and therapists helping you through treatment. They are also .....
The experts on the end of the phone. The benefits adviser telling you which benefits you're entitled to. The volunteers giving you a hand with the everyday things. The campaigners pushing for better cancer care. The online community supporting you online any time. The fundraising that makes it all possible.
Together Macmillan listen, learn and act to help people live with cancer.
When Kate was diagnosed with cervical cancer, she had a million and one questions. Thankfully her Macmillan nurse Vikki was there to answer them. "Vikki stopped me from spiralling into despair. She caught me before I got there." And Vikki was still there for Kate throughout her treatment, every step of the way. "I felt like she was always on my side, even when I was told the cancer was incurable. She’s a little angel really."
Now Kate’s trying to stay positive and enjoy the time left with her family. In fact, she says she’s happier than ever, and that’s got a lot to do with Vikki. "I felt like Vikki was a friend rather than a nurse. I couldn’t have got through it without her."
So come on guys it’s for a great cause! I would love you all to join me and my superstars at the Woodside for this event, but for those of you who can’t make it don’t worry because the Woodside is also hosting a Macmillan coffee morning on Friday 27th September (for more details contact Kim) or why not sign up for another event or organise your own?
Look at what these amounts of money can do...
£15 – Could pay for 32 copies of The Cancer Guide. £100 - could pay for a Macmillan nurse for four hours. £951 - could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a week. £1,474 - could operate our phone service for 2 hours; enough time to answer 54 calls and emails from people who need emotional, practical or financial support.
How much Macmillan time can we create together this year?
1 hour - £25 pays for a Macmillan nurse to support a family affected by cancer for one hour.
3 hours - £138 pays for 3 hours of confidential support and information for anyone with questions or concerns about cancer.
4 hours - £61 pays for 4 hours for a Macmillan benefits adviser to help someone struggling with the costs of cancer.
1 day - £181 could pay for a Macmillan social worker or family support worker for a day, helping people manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer.
1 month - £278 could keep Macmillan information and support centre stocked for a month with all the resources it needs to support people affected by cancer.
1 year - £370 could pay for the hire of a room for a year so a self-help and support group could hold regular meetings.
Macmillan couldn't provide their vital services for people affected by cancer, without people’s support and donations. The number of people with cancer is growing every day. We want to reach and improve the lives of every one of these people. So get involved, you'll make a real difference to people living with cancer!
So if you are with us in supporting this great cause get in touch, all donations will be greatly appreciated.
Coach Dom (Phone 07896615380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kim (07968740770 or email email@example.com)