C’Siders started in 2016 with the aim of providing support for anyone in our area who is affected by cancer – whether a patient, carer or friend.
We meet face to face on the third Monday of each month at Moonfleet Bowls Club, Knightsdale Road, DT4 0HU at 7pm. The club has ample free parking and a light and airy bar area which allows good social distancing. Meetings usually feature a speaker of interest and cover a variety of topics relevant to cancer but also some general-interest subjects. There is always a chance to chat informally to other members and many lasting friendships have been made in this way.
We also meet for an informal chat on the first Thursday of the month over tea, coffee and cake at Anning House, Cross Road, DT4 9QX at 3:45pm.
In 2018, C’Siders helped set up a cancer rehabilitation exercise session called C’Fit which is run at Osprey Leisure Centre. With a simple referral from a medical professional, patients can access the classes free of charge for 12 weeks, continuing at their own cost afterwards if they wish. C’Siders continues to support this both financially and with volunteers.
This is open to anyone in the Weymouth and Portland area, not just C’Siders – although of course, we’d like you to join our group!
We run table tennis sessions at Wyke Regis Community and Sports Association, Ryemead Lane, DT4 9NS on Mondays at 2pm. Attendees pay £2 per session to help cover the cost of hall hire and refreshments. The emphasis is more on fun and exercise, so come along and give it a go.
We help at events, like the Macmillan Mighty Hike, organise outings, offer activities and get involved in fundraising.
C’Siders is recognised by HMRC as a charitable organisation, is completely self-funded and run entirely by volunteers.
Everyone is welcome, whether existing members or those who are just curious about what support the group has to offer. C’Siders are there to help each other but also to have fun along the way.
If you want to know more, please get in touch.