MACMILLAN MOVE MORE

Move More East Lothian is a physical activity programme which offers a range of activities, across the county, designed for people living with, and beyond, cancer.

As part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s national campaign to support people living with cancer to become, and stay, more physically active and improve health throughout their cancer experience, Move More East Lothian is a physical activity referral programme, delivered by enjoyleisure, in partnership with East Lothian Council and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Fully trained exercise instructors and volunteers facilitate the activities, ensuring they are tailored and at a pace that's right for the participant, helping to build confidence, balance and strength, in a fun and supportive environment. The programme offers a range of activities, including;

  • Gym/Circuits-based classes
  • Gentle Movement classes (Tai Chi / Qigong fusion with meditation)
  • Health & Wellbeing walks
  • Gardening groups

 

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

 

How do I get involved with Move More East Lothian?

Healthcare Professional Referral / Self-Referral

Referrals can be made into the programme through any healthcare professional or by self-referral. To find out more about More More East Lothian, please get in touch or download and complete the editable referral form in the 'Download' section and send to:

Move More East Lothian, enjoyleisure Head Office, Newbigging, Musselburgh, EH21 7AS, East Lothian

Tel: 0131 653 5264   Mobile: 07929 015087 Email: movemore@enjoyleisure.com

NHS/Healthcare Professional Secure Referrals: loth.exercisereferral@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Referral Forms:

Please complete and return the below forms to Move More East Lothian at the address above or drop into an enjoyleisure Sports Centre. 

 

Volunteering:

Volunteers are an essential part of the Move More programme - They lead or support all Move More activities.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help lead our Gentle Movement classes and Buddy Walks - if you have a couple of hours a month you could dedicate to helping others and would like to find out more about these roles, please get in touch via the contact details above or download, complete and return the application form:

Circuits Class Instructors:

We are also seeking Cancer Rehabilitation Level 4 & GP Referral Level 3 qualified instructors to run our Move More Circuits classes. If you have these qualifications or know someone who does, please get in touch - full details are in role description:

 

If you'd like to get involved in any other capacity, please get in touch - thank you! 

 

Getting Active!

For tips on getting more active and how to get started, please visit the Macmillan Website.

Other useful local and Macmillan resources;