November 2017 will see the Derby County Community Trust take part in a number of initiatives to raise money and awareness for cancer services across Derbyshire.

Following the successful launch of Active Recovery in September, our new exercise programme tailored for those who are living with or recovering from cancer, we saw November as a fantastic opportunity to promote services across the county.

The month of awareness will start at the Reading fixture on November 4th at Pride Park, where staff members from DCCT and Derbyshire healthcare providers will be on hand in Rammie and Ewie’s play pen to offer advice on spotting cancer and where to find support.

Two events will then follow later in the month to raise funds for Annabel’s Angels, a local charity who look to improve quality of life for people living with cancer in Derby.

20th November will see participants of the Active Choices and Active Supporters programmes take part in a sponsored walk around Derby, covering over 10 miles and taking part in a several sports challenges along the way.

28th November will see Derby County Community Trust’s health team host a walking football tournament at Springwood Leisure Centre, entry fees from which will be taken as a donation.

Ahead of the month, Sharon Dale, Health Manager at DCCT, said:

“Following the launch of our Active Recovery programme, which was supported by Mel Morris, we wanted to go one step further by educating supporters about how to recognise the signs and symptoms of cancer early and where to find help.

“The month of awareness will also provide us with the chance to support other services in the area which already carry out fantastic work, hence why we are raising funds for Annabel’s Angels.”

If you are looking for information on how to spot early signs and symptoms of cancer, Cancer Research UK provide a number of materials, download them below:

Early Diagnosis: https://publications.cancerresearchuk.org/products/early-diagnosis

How to prevent cancer: https://publications.cancerresearchuk.org/products/prevention

DCCT Active Recovery Programme: http://www.derbycountycommunitytrust.com/programmes/health/active-recovery/

If you are worried about your risks of cancer or require any medical advice, please contact your local GP.

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