The Army Benevolent Fund and RAF Benevolent fund are sponsoring a well-being week for Service personnel, veterans or their close dependents who are living with cancer, which is being run by the cancer survivorship charity Odyssey Project on 12 to 17 May 2019. Odyssey has been delivering courses for adult cancer patients for 25 years with the aim of assisting individuals to find their zest once more and help them become pro-active about what they can still achieve. The week-long residential programmes are based around experiential adventure and discovery, much of it outdoors. This particular course will start and end at Shrewsbury railway station; the exact activity programme and locations only unfold to the participants as the week progresses.
The Odyssey staff team have extensive experience of working with people who present with all types and stages of cancer, and a robust system of liaising with clinical referrers. The response from course participants is overwhelmingly positive, many seeing the experience as life-changing and, above all, fun! It can the first opportunity since diagnosis and treatment that individuals have had a real chance to relax and socialise with others who are also living what they are going through.
If you are working with clients who you feel would benefit from attending this Services’ orientated Odyssey programme in May 19 and want to find out more then please contact Odyssey.