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Club Doncaster Foundation launch new cancer support project, for cancer patients & their families

26 April 2024

Club Doncaster Foundation have recently launched a brand new cancer support project as part of Fit Rovers, for cancer patients and their families. 

As staff, students and participants from the Foundation’s projects and Sports College get involved in Football Shirt Friday today, money raised from those donning their favourite football shirts will be split between The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK and the new self-funded Fit Rovers Cancer Support project. 

The new project, which has been running for a number of weeks now, allows those who have recently had a cancer diagnosis, undergoing or waiting for treatment, in remission or someone wanting to support a friend or family member, to attend the session to get help and support. 

Attendees will receive support from both staff and peers, with the aim to encourage those going through a cancer journey, to have a healthy wellbeing alongside remaining active through various activities. 

Taking place every Monday from 10am-12pm, at Foundation Fitness, based within the Eco-Power Stadium, the sessions are broken down into two 1-hour sessions. With the first hour consisting of a form of physical activity, whether this be a walk around the lake or an assisted gym session with work out cards, there’s something to suit everyone’s needs. 

The second hour gives participants the opportunity to discuss a range of topics tailored to different subjects to help, support and advise through their cancer journeys and promoting healthy wellbeing with peer support.

Future plans will see the expansion of sessions with trips out and the use of external services and health care professionals to assist further with talks and providing participants with even more information. 

Maia Smith, Health & Wellbeing Officer, who delivers on the project said: “The project has been extremely positive throughout the first few weeks.

“Those in attendance have found the sessions very informative and are enjoying the peer support element that it provides. 

“We think the project has started with real success already and the numbers are growing each week. 

“The participant feedback has been outstanding, individuals have been able to open up about their stories and personal journeys, with the ambition of helping others within their journey, which is amazing to see.

“We’re looking forward to continuing to grow the project and help as many people as possible.”

Interested in finding out more information, or attending the sessions, please contact or phone 01302 762565.

Club Doncaster Foundation launch new cancer support project, for cancer patients & their families