Macmillan Centre invites people to their next health and wellbeing event and to join them for parkrun

Southport Macmillan Centre is inviting those affected by cancer to its next Health and Wellbeing event and also encouraging people to join in on the monthly 5k parkrun with the team.

Health and Wellbeing event

The centre, based on Mornington Road in Southport is holding its next free Health and Wellbeing event in Southport College on Thursday 13 April from 2pm – 4pm. The event will be a great opportunity to speak to local organisations, support groups, health professionals and centre staff.

Dr Graeme Allan, Macmillan GP and primary care cancer lead for NHS Cheshire and Merseyside in Sefton, said: “This regular event is a great opportunity for people to meet others who have had similar experiences – it is always good to share.

“Everyone is welcome to come along and talk to a friendly face and to see what kind of support is out there. Come along, have a chat and be entertained by the amazing Macmillan singers – all in one place!”

Get the running trainers out

 Keeping active has many benefits including helping people cope with cancer treatment and reduce the risk of reoccurrence. The community initiative isn’t just for runners, the event encourages people to walk, jog, run, cheer, or volunteer and attendees can go at their own pace.

Participants are welcome to join the team at Hesketh Park for the 5k Your Way parkrun where they meet every last Saturday of the month.

 Dr Octavia Stevens, Southport and Formby Primary Care Network cancer lead and GP at Ainsdale Village Surgery, said: “5k Your Way! is a great way to get moving with a supportive group at your own pace, we had our first run on 28 February and it was great to run together. If you do come along do feel free to meet the team for a tea or coffee in the Hesketh Park café after.

“Exercise has huge benefits and can help reduce cancer related fatigue, improve fitness and psychological wellbeing and is social and fun!”

Join in and meet some friendly faces every last Saturday of the month at Southport Parkrun, Hesketh Park at 8:50am. Attendees need to register at

To join the Health and Wellbeing event in April, call 01704 533 024 to book a place.

Southport and Formby Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre is open from 10:00am – 4:00pm every week day.

Keep an eye on their website; for new events supporting those affected by cancer.