A new programme to help people affected by cancer stay moving has launched in the city.
In partnership with Aberdeenshire Council, Move More Aberdeenshire has been specifically designed for people affected by cancer and includes walking groups, a gentle movement class, circuit-based activity classes and gardening.
The free series of activities, which were launched yesterday, are meant to help people cope with the side effects of treatment, but also provide people with an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation to reduce isolation.
Councillor Anne Stirling, chairwoman of the local authority’s communities committee, said: “Aberdeenshire Council is very pleased to enter this really exciting partnership with the nationally renowned charity Macmillan Cancer Support so we can develop and run a service that makes a real difference to those affected by cancer.
“By working in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support we will ensure that Move More Aberdeenshire will make a really positive impact which will enable local people affected by cancer to gain the many benefits from becoming more physically active.”