UProjects providing activities for ABCD - After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
UProjects are proud to be providing activities for the 7th ABCD retreat in Saddleworth, Greater Manchester
After Breast Cancer Diagnosis is led by Jo Taylor from Saddleworth, she has developed and delivered 7 very successful cancer retreat weekends in her local area that have seen ladies attend from areas from all around the UK to take part in physical activities. You can learn more about JO’s Cancer Retreat project, ABCD and JO’s own personal and inspiring story by clicking the link below
After introducing ourselves on the Friday evening day 1 of activities commenced early Saturday morning. Meeting at the Bin Green area of the Chew Valley we commenced with gentle mobilising and dynamic stretching to prepare for our 2 mile walk - jog - run around the Dovestone reservoir
Everyone arrived fully invigorated and happy after the walk - jog - run at the Dovestone Sailing Club area where we were met by the friendly team from Ability Wheelz - Denise, Kevin and Gary who equipped us with appropriate bike and helmets for our 3 mile bike ride around the Dovestone reservoir. And following a quick safety briefing, we were off!!
An alternative short walk was offered for those who had difficulty with the cycle activity, led by local ladies Trish, Jen and Sue (fully supported by Luna the doggy)
We had great feed back at the end of the first day of outdoor activities at the lovely Dovestone area and the ladies boarded the minibus with Jo and Trish and onward to their Yoga session.
Day 2 Nordic Walking
Sunday, and rain ! But not to be deterred, the ladies arrived at Uppermill Sport Centre to commence their Nordic Walking session. After a brief introduction to Nordic Walking - history, benefits and technique we were off to explore Uppermill via the canal, the steep Ladcastle Road and Millgate Quarry.
The Nordic Walk to the top of Millgate Quarry is quite a strenuous hilly part of the weekend’s activities but everyone moved together and supported one another, arriving with atmospheric views of Uppermil and the cloud swept hills beyond.
UProjects have had a fantastic weekend with Jo and all the inspirational ladies attending the retreat. Thank you all
Click the image below to read Jo’s Story