Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support charity helps people with financial, medical and emotional support. They are the team in your corner. Macmillan Cancer Support is a main funder for Dorset Living Well Active. Read More to find how Macmillan can support Living Well Active members.
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Sport England

Sport England is focused on helping people and communities across the country create a sporting habit for life. Sport England is a main funder for Dorset Living Well Active.

Active Dorset

Active Dorset is one of 45 County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) across England, committed to working together to increase participation in sport and physical activity. Active Dorset is the host organisation for Dorset Living Well Active.

Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University is working with Living Well Active through its schools to help to make peoples’ lives better through education, practice development and research. Bournemouth University is represented on the Living Well Active Advisory Group.

Poole Hospital

Dorset Cancer Centre is based at Poole Hospital and is the major specialist cancer treatment centre for adults in the county. The centre provides a wide range of treatments including radiotherapy and chemotherapy for both common and rare cancers. Poole Hospital is a referring organisation to Living Well Active.

Live Well Dorset

A comprehensive list of all of our Partners:


Boots UK and Macmillan Cancer Support are working together to ensure that as the demand for cancer services rises, people affected by cancer wherever they are in the UK, have access to the best cancer information and support in their local community.
Boots are represented on The Living Well Active Advisory Group.

A'Courts Hair Salon

A'Courts Hair Salon of Bournemouth, over the past 15 years, has built a reputation that has enabled them to maintain the status of “haven” away from the everyday stresses and strains that life can sometimes bring. A'Courts now offer FEEL FREE Evenings exclusively for Living Well Active members.
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Absolute Beginners Running Group

Swanage and Wareham

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Access Dorset

Access Dorset is a user led organisation and registered charity, run by disabled people, older people and carers. We work to remove the physical, attitudinal and communication barriers that exist and are faced daily by us.
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Active 4 Health - Verwood Lifestyle

Verwood Lifestyle: The Hub is a light, airy, flexible space, with accessible facilities and a brand new, purpose-built, Techno gym, opened in June 2013. The gym facilities include; a fitness suite, cardio suite and dedicated consultation rooms for private 1-2-1 appointments.
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Active 4 Health - Ferndown Leisure Centre

Ferndown Leisure Centre is developing community leisure for all members of our local population to encourage everyone to be more active, more often, more of the time. The Centre has a 25m pool, kinetika fitness gym, tennis courts, outdoor pitches, running track, sports hall facilities and much more. The Centre offers a huge range of indoor and outdoor activities.
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Active 4 Health - Moors Valley Country Park

Moors Valley Country Park and Forest offers something for everyone. Adventure play trail and play areas, tree top walkway, cycle hire, fitness trail, cycle and walking trails, golf centre, high wire adventure course and restaurant. Moors Valley is managed for people and wildlife, providing a space for play, recreation and education as well as home for a diverse range of plants and animals.
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Active 4 Health - Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre

QE Leisure Centre is a dual use wet and dry leisure facility, managed and operated by East Dorset District Council. It’s facilities include a 25m indoor pool, 60 station fitness facility, sports hall, 2 x dance studios, spinning studio, state of the art climbing wall, squash court, floodlit astro turf, tennis courts and a Vibrogym suite.
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Active 4 Health - Two Riversmeet Leisure Complex

Two Riversmeet Leisure Complex is a wet and dry Leisure facility, managed and operated by Christchurch and East Dorset Council Partnership. The facilities include a 25m pool, 70 station fitness suite, 14 station cardio suite, 5 court sports hall, squash courts, floodlit football pitches, 18 hole golf course, bar/ café, wheel park, BMX track and more.
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AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust

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Alium - Healing Spaces

llium – Healing Spaces is a charity which engages those who have overcome the challenges of cancer or are currently receiving treatment for cancer. Volunteers are needed to help turn local areas of wasteland into gardens, creating new life and healing possibilities.
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Amateur Swimming Association

Swimming is the number one participation sport, with over 20m people swimming every year, The ASA is dedicated to giving even more people, more opportunities to swim for health and for fun.

BACSUP - Littledown Leisure Centre

The Littledown Centre award-winning Littledown Centre is situated within 47 acres of parkland and boasts some of the finest leisure, swimming, football and gym facilities in the country. Read More to find out whats on offer for Living Well Active members.
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BACSUP - Pelhams Park Leisure Centre

Located in North Bournemouth, Pelhams Park Leisure Centre is a recently refurbished public leisure centre with two swimming pools, a sanarium, large gym, aerobic studios, spinning studio, a FeelGood Factory and Terrace Café Bar offering food and drink. Read More to find out whats on offer for Living Well Active members.
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Bourne Runners

Bournemouth, Poole and Boscombe

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Bournemouth Affordable Warmth Partnership

The Bournemouth Affordable Warmth Partnership is a group that tackles fuel poverty in Bournemouth. Partners aim to make homes energy efficient, safe, and help people maximise their income and save money. The group is hosted by Bournemouth borough Council and members include Age UK, CAB Bournemouth, Dorset Fire and Rescue, Dorset Energy Advice Centre, Faithworks, DWP, Moneytalk, Live Well Active, Bournemouth Water, NHS, Bournemouth borough Council and many others.
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Bournemouth Parks - Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve

Hengistbury Head has an excellent variety of habitats including woodland, meadows, heathland and saltmarsh. The site is also very important because of its archaeology and coastal geology. Living Well Active is working with Hengistbury head to offer walks, activities and events in 2015

Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care Moving Forward services and information are for anyone living with and beyond breast cancer, helping to approach life after treatment with more confidence.
Living Well Active is supporting Moving Forward participants in the Dorset area.
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British Cycling

British Cycling is the national governing body for cycling providing the support and encouragement people need to get riding their bikes for the first time. There have never been more opportunities to ride a bike, be it for fun or sport and British Cycling is at the heart of this growth. Living Well Active is working with British Cycling to develop cycling opportunities for our members.

Butterflies - Dorchester Cancer Support Group

The group is for anyone who has, or has had any type of Cancer, as well as their carers, family and friends.
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Can Rehab

Canrehab offers L4 Cancer and Exercise Rehabilitation Training. Living Well Active is working with Canrehab to train leisure centre staff throughout Dorset in 2015.

Chesil Sailability

Ahoy there! Welcome aboard with Chesil Sailability!
We are a local group who are passionate about going sailing, regardless of disabilities.
We provide taster sessions & fun sailing through to competitive racing. Join the Chesil Sailability crew as a sailor, volunteer or supporter and share the freedom, joy and exhilaration of being on the open water!
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Coastal Activity Park

The Coastal Activity Park offers over 20 activities on land, sea and beach with something for everyone!
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Dorset County Golf Partnership

The Dorset County Golf Partnership is a formation of the three county golfing governing bodies, the Dorset Golf Union, the Dorset Ladies County Golf Association and the Dorset Professional Golfers Association. Our aim is to develop and increase awareness of the game of golf within the county so that more people can enjoy the health, fitness and social benefits of playing golf.

Dorset Football Association

Dorset Football Association aims to provide everyone the opportunity to take part in football, this may be as a player, referee, coach, administrator or one of the many volunteers without whom the game would not exist. Living Well Active is working with Dorset FA to develop football opportunities for its members in 2015

Dorset Macmillan Advocacy

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Dorset Macmillan Advocacy Service

Dorset Macmillan Advocacy Service supports older people affected by cancer to make informed choices and decisions about treatment and care. We can help find out whatever they need to know: from information on cancer through to what practical help is available locally.
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Dorset Race Equalities Council

Dorset Race Equality Council works with the National Health Service [NHS] in Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole to provide health information of value to black and minority ethnic [BME] people living and working in the area. Dorset Race Equalities Council is represented on the Living Well Active Advisory Group.

Dorset Table Tennis Centre

Forest Health and Wellbeing Running

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Go Girls Support Group Dorset

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Laura Spencer - Nordic Walking and Cancer Survivorship

Laura Spencer a qualified Cancer Exercise Specialist and Nordic Walking UK qualified Instructor joins Living Well Active as an Associate offering Nordic Walking and exercise-based cancer rehabilitation services for survivors who wish to be active but for whom the traditional barriers of exercise remain.
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Lewis Manning

Lewis-Manning Hospice offers free specialist palliative nursing care to around 650 local people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. The hospice promotes acceptance, hope and peace of mind in a safe and calming environment, helping people live well through their illness and beyond.

Lifecycle UK

Free Cycle Training and Advice - Everything you need to start and continue riding your bike...
Looking to build confidence? Want tips to improve your cycling experience? Personalised one to one sessions,, working to support you in the areas you wish to develop most. PLUS - Free Goody Bag!
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Littledown Harriers Beginners

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Marie Curie Cancer Care

If you or someone you’re close to has a terminal illness, we’re here to support you. There are a range of ways we can help you, from clear, useful information about living with a terminal illness to expert nursing care in your home.
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Mountbatten Leisure Centre

Steps to Health is Parkwood Leisure's Exercise Referral Scheme. We cover a range of medical conditions including Cancer rehabilitation, with the aim to help enhance health, fitness and wellbeing to improve overall quality of life.
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My Health My Way

My Health My Way is a FREE support service for people living in Dorset whose daily lives are affected by a health condition. It is provided by the My Health Dorset Partnership for the NHS in Dorset.
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New Forest District Council

A programme of activity delivered through New Forest Health and Leisure centres. All activities are advised following a consultation with qualified instructors and are aimed at benefiting your health.
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Nordic Walking Fit

My name is Lynne Martin and I am a Nordic Walking Instructor located on the beautiful South coast and Purbeck Area. I offer Tasters, Learn To Classes and Nordic Walks in the Purbeck area and in the Christchurch/ Bournemouth area.

Nordic Walking UK

Offers Living Well Active members free taster sessions and 4 session Learn to Nordic Walk courses. Enjoy the benefits of this full body effective way to fitness in the fresh air!

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Pavilion Dance South West

We work collaboratively with partners across the South West who share a commitment to develop and sustain opportunities for people in the region to make, present, watch and participate in dance.

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

We have been successfully helping people with cancer for over 30 years, with our pioneering Whole Person Approach. We can show you how to live well with cancer and take back control of your health and wellbeing – before, during and after treatment.
Our range of services, including residential and day courses, are free of charge to adults with a cancer diagnosis and their supporters.

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Pink Champagne Dragon Boat Team

The Pink Champagne Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Team was set up by a group of breast cancer survivors in 2008. Team members are contributing to a number of education and research programmes, as well acting as role models to inspire and encourage other men and women to achieve the physical, psychological and social benefitss of physical activity, through the sport of dragon boat racing.
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Raving Runners

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Rising Voices Community Choir

The Rising Voices Wessex Community Choir is for local people living with and beyond cancer in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.
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Run England - Dorset

Run England is the official England Athletics recreational running project which aims to get the whole nation running. Regardless of your age, fitness level, aspiration, background, or location you can be a part of Run England and benefit from being a part of England's running community. We are here to help and encourage more people to run. Read More for Dorset running groups.
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SemiColons Bowel Cancer Support Group

The SemiColons is a group set up to offer support, information and friendship to all patients, carers and friends who have experience of Bowel Cancer throughout the Dorset Cancer Network.

The group is run by people who have been through the experience of bowel cancer themselves and we are fully supported by the lead Specialist Nurses from the Royal Bournemouth, Poole and Dorchester Hospitals.
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SHINE Cancer Support

Shine Cancer Support is the only registered charity in the UK exclusively focused on supporting people in their 20s, 30s and 40s with cancer. We support men and women, with any type of cancer.
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South West Fishing for Life

‘Fishing for Life’ is an organization which provides fly fishing sessions for people who all have one thing in common – breast cancer. Meetings are held every month at lakes over the South West, where the scenery is beautiful all the year round. At these sessions they are able to learn to fly fish under the supervision of qualified coaches.
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Stepping Out - Bridport Leisure Centre

Stepping Out allows people living with or beyond cancer to exercise through a safe and structured specialist programme. The 12 week scheme is free to anyone who has received a cancer diagnosis, and aims to encourage a physically active lifestyle for greater wellbeing. Participants take part in 2 supported group exercise sessions a week including a variety of exercise tasters and educational talks.
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Steps2Wellbeing Dorset and Southampton

The Steps to Wellbeing Service is a free, confidential NHS service for to people aged 18+. We provide a service across the county of Dorset and in Southampton for people registered at either a Dorset or Southampton GP surgery.
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The Black Belt Academy

In todays world parents need extra help reinforcing Respect, Discipline and Self Confidence, These are part of our everyday classes at our Academy.
We teach much more than kicking and punching we teach Life Skills.

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The Living Tree Cancer Support Group

We are a self-help support group for people who have experienced cancer and for their families/carers. Our group is based in Bridport and is open to any cancer patients from West Dorset, East Devon and South Somerset. We’re all at different stages in our cancer journeys – some recently diagnosed, others undergoing treatment, some in remission, others post-cancer.
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The Purbeck Workshop

We are a non-profit-making charitable Trust dedicated to supporting those affected by cancer in the Dorset area.

We offer a friendly meeting place with creative projects to help cancer sufferers, their families and carers continue to live fulfilling lives.
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The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

RBCHFT aims to enhance the quality and efficiency of the patient journey by achieving sustainable improvements for cancer patients and their carers at all stages of the care pathway. RBCHT is a referring organisation to Living Well Active.
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Tripudio Movement Systems

Tripudio is an exercise and movement programme/class specifically designed to assist cancer patients regain stamina, balance and feelings of well being post treatment.Tripudio the Latin for “Dance” is also translatable as “Leap with Joy” . Clients report improved feelings of well-being, relaxed but energized, as well as increased range of movement and overall health and fitness levels.
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Walking for Health

Walking for Health is England’s largest network of health walk schemes, helping people across the country lead a more active lifestyle. We’ve done this with great success for over 12 years, improving the mental and physical well-being of thousands of people. Read More to find out what Walking for Health Offers in Dorset.
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Walking for Health - Dorchester Strollers

Dorchester Strollers encourage walking on a regular basis in a very sociable atmosphere. Their regular led walk days are Monday mornings and Tuesday afternoons with occasional special walks on a Thursday or Sunday afternoons. The regular walks all start in Dorchester and with careful planning can be reached by public transport. Read More .
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Walking For Health - East Dorset Walks

A great opportunity to get out in the fresh air and meet new people. The Health Walks are led by volunteer Health Walk leaders and the Wellness Walks led by Qualified Fitness Instructors. They run every week to help you establish a routine, are ideal for beginners and there is no need to book, just turn up!
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Walking For Health - Poole Healthy Walks

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Walking For Health - Wareham Health Walks

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Walking for Health - Bere Regis Health Walks

Bere Regis
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Walking for Health - Bridport Health Walks

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Walking for Health - Christchurch Strollers

Formed in 2008 Christchurch Strollers provides a weekly health walk for residents of Christchurch. These walks take walkers through some of the most beautiful seascapes and showcase the rich heritage of this Saxon town.
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Walking for Health - Ramblers

Walking for Health is run by the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support. By sharing their walking and health expertise they enable our 600 schemes to offer short, free, local health walks in communities across England. The partnership demonstrates both organisations ambition to help more people, including those affected by cancer, discover the joys and health benefits of walking
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Walking for Health - Swanage Walking for Health

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Walking in England

Free walks to download and print!
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Wessex Cancer Trust

Wessex Cancer Trust provides local support for people living with or affected by cancer, irrespective of their age. Counselling, Therapy, Financial Assistance, Information, Support, Holidays and Retreats
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Wessex Orienteering Club

Wessex O. C. is a relatively small club. Its members are mainly drawn from the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch conurbation extending into the New Forest and also into the more rural areas of Dorset.
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West Dorset Trail Runners

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