Macmillan Move More Borders

If you’re living with cancer and beyond in the Borders, Macmillan’s free Move More programme is here to help you get and stay active. Macmillan Cancer Support in partnership with Live Borders have developed a range of classes for people affected by cancer. From walking groups to small group training and gentle movement classes (similar to Tai Chi), there is something for everyone.

Taking part in physical activity during and after cancer treatment can play a huge part in enabling you to take back control. It can help you prevent and manage some of the effects of treatment, such as fatigue, depression and risks to your heart health. Lots of people tell us that it helps them to feel more like their old self.

Move More classes are open to everyone, whether you’re going through treatment or have long finished.  You can even bring along a friend, relative or carer.

If you’re interested in signing up for any of the activities below or find out more, call your Move More Development Officers Charlotte or Callie on 01896 661166 ext 311 or email movemore@liveborders.org.uk.

Monday

10 – 11am
Walk Macmillan Friendly
Burgh Hall, Peebles

10 – 11am Walk Macmillan Friendly
Tourist Information Office, Jedburgh

Tuesday

10 - 11am Walk Macmillan Friendly
Darnick Community Garden, Darnick

12 – 1.00pm  Gentle Movement
Gytes, Leisure Centre, Peebles
4 – 5.00pm (every second week) Small Group Training Teviotdale Leisure Centre, Hawick

4 – 5pm Small Group Training Kelso Swimming Pool, Kelso

Wednesday

10 – 11am Walk Macmillan Walk
Tweedbank Sports Complex, Tweedbank

3.30 – 4.30pm
Small Group Training Tweedbank Sports Complex, Tweedbank

Friday

10 – 11am Walk Macmillan Friendly
Tourist Information, Kelso

Saturday

10 – 11am Gentle Movement  Tweedbank Sports Complex, Tweedbank


Walks - Macmillan and Macmillan Friendly walks in the Borders are short and sociable. They are volunteer-led and participants can walk as slowly or fast as they feel comfortable with. Walks are open to those with a diagnosis of cancer and also their friends and family.

Circuits – a gym based or small exercise class, exercises are tailored to what participants want to achieve. Class is led by an instructor trained in Cancer Rehabilitation.

Gentle Movement –  A slow, relaxing class led by volunteers which uses moves similar to Tai Chi. Exercises can be performed seated or standing.

Other activity options:
• Pedometers
• Move More Fitness DVD
• Gardening
• Health Conditions Classes
• Live Borders Gym Membership
• Strength and Balance DVD
• Walk It Health Walks

Why not consider volunteering with Macmillan Move More Borders? Click here to find out about the variety of opportunities.