Penny Brohn UK

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New Food and Move Day for Cancer

Daffodils in our National Centre Gardens

Wednesday 13 July 2022 - 10am–4pm - Fully Booked

Food and Move Day for Cancer on Wednesday 13 July 2022 is part of a new series of wellbeing days at our lovely therapeutic centre near Bristol.

The day is open to anyone affected by cancer, whether you have a cancer diagnosis yourself or are supporting a loved one with cancer.  It is your opportunity to come together with others in a similar situation for an inspiring day of good food and movement in beautiful surroundings.

The Food and Mood Day for Cancer will be led by our experienced exercise and nutrition teams. They will share lots of ways to help you eat well and move more. Two of the most beneficial lifestyle habits to support your physical and emotional health.

There will also be plenty of time to explore the beautiful gardens, connect with others and enjoy a delicious and nutritious lunch freshly prepared in our own kitchens.

The day will start with a welcome drink at 10am and finish at 4pm. The programme will focus on movement in the morning and the afternoon will look at ways to make simple everyday food joyful and delicious.

No experience is needed, and all sessions are optional.

Sessions include:

  • Gentle yoga
  • Nordic Walking or a chair-based exercise session (please choose when you make your booking)
  • Make your own energy balls
  • An ‘edible garden’ tour with herbal tea tasting.

Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for light exercise. We like to offer activities outside in the garden whenever we can and recommend you bring items suitable for the weather on the day, e.g. sunhat/sun-cream, a rain jacket and/or warm layer.

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions section below for further information including the COVID safety measures that will be in place.

Penny Brohn UK believes that every person with cancer should have access to safe and effective practical and emotional support to help them live well with the impact of cancer. Our services are free to anyone who needs them.

However, as a charity, we rely on public donations to fund our work. Thanks to supporters like you we were able to support over 11,000 people in 2021.

For this Food and Move Day, please consider giving a donation of £45 or setting up a regular monthly donation to help us be there for anyone affected by cancer who needs support.  You can add a donation at time of booking.

  • A one-off donation of £45 could help someone with cancer feel less stressed and anxious by attending a wellbeing day.
  • A regular gift of £10 each month could make sure our Client Support team is there to answer your urgent call.
  • A regular donation of £5 each month could help someone with cancer feel less alone and more connected through our online sessions.

However, we understand that this is a difficult time for many people, so we simply ask you to give what you can – if you can.

To book, please click on the Book Now button below. Once your booking has been received, we will send you a confirmation email, and then nearer the time will email you again with further information about the day and how to find us.

If you have questions before making a booking, please email our Client Support Team on bookings@pennybrohn.org.uk and we will do our best to help you.

Please note that we are limited to 20 people and will accept bookings on a first come, first served basis. Because of capacity restrictions, attendees are welcome to bring along one guest (over the age of 18).

If you cannot join us this month, we plan to offer the Food and Move Day again in November and we will announce other wellbeing days throughout the year, so look out for information on those.

Frequently Asked Questions

The National Centre is accessible to all and has wheelchair access. Assistance dogs are welcome – no other pets please. If you have any other accessibility requirements, please contact bookings to let us know on bookings@pennybrohn.org.uk

Looking after your safety and the safety of our staff is our priority. We will follow all Government COVID safety recommendations in place at the time of the event and take other precautions that we feel are appropriate.

  • We kindly request that all guests take a lateral flow test before they arrive on the day. All staff working in the building will be asked to do the same.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at reception and in session rooms.
  • We are no longer requiring guests and staff to wear a face mask but, if you are happier wearing one, please feel free to do so.
  • Windows and doors will be kept open where appropriate and comfortable to ensure air flow.

The Food and Move day, with lunch and refreshments included, is free to join, however we suggest a one-off donation of £45 per person or a regular gift of £10 per month if possible. Donations can be made at the time of booking, but if you are unable to contribute at this time, you are still very welcome to book.

A light lunch and other refreshments will be available during the day. We will ask you some questions about dietary restrictions as you proceed through the booking process - please answer these questions as completely as possible as we cannot accept new dietary requests on the day.

There will be a qualified first aider on site who can offer standard first aid.

Unfortunately, currently we are not able to offer overnight accommodation at the Centre.

Penny Brohn UK reserves the right to cancel this event based on the most up-to-date Government guidance on COVID restrictions. In this instance, we will offer you a priority place on a future Wellbeing Day.

If you need to cancel your booking, please can you give us at least 48 hours’ notice so that we can fill the place.

Penny Brohn UK is a registered charity that supports people who are affected by cancer and so because of limited resources we only able to accept bookings on to this event from people who have a cancer diagnosis themselves or are supporting someone with a cancer diagnosis.

If this event is fully booked and you would like to be added to a waiting list for this or future events, please contact us on bookings@pennybrohn.org.uk

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