Get ready to go clubbing for CancerCare in Barrow

on Tuesday, 21 November 2017. Tags Barrow, cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, Clubbercise, Lancaster, North Lancashire, South Lakeland

Join our Clubbercise event with Rebbecca of Transfigure Fitness

Fans of the new exercise sensation - 'Clubbercise' - are preparing to hold an event for CancerCare at Forum 28 in Barrow.

Rebbecca Salisbury from Barrow, who runs 'Transfigure Fitness' in Barrow and Ulverston, is organising the 'Clubbing for Cancer' event in aid of the charity which is based at the Trinity Church Centre on Abbey Road.

Stacey Smith, a self-employed holistic therapist who works for CancerCare, has been working with Rebbecca on the event set for 10.30am on Saturday, December 2.

Stacey said: "I had done an all-girls boot camp with Rebbecca in February which I loved and I approached her to see if she would be interested in doing Clubbercise for CancerCare.

"Rebecca said yes and two of her instructors, Rebecca McGurk and Sinead Davey from Barrow, have also volunteered.

"Rebbecca is very vibrant and her passion for what she does really brings the best out in the people she works with and gets the results they want. She is very much focused on what the community needs.”

All ages and abilities are welcome to go along and join in and entry is £6 per person. 

Rebbecca said: "When Stacey approached me I knew Transfigure Fitness should be involved with such a fantastic local cause.

“Clubbercise is a sell-out class, so it’s a perfect platform through which to promote the charity. My classes bring people of every shape, size, age and fitness level together to rave the winter blues away. With easy to follow dance routines, a fantastic playlist and tonnes of neon, this class really does have the feel good factor.”

“My instructors and I are so proud to be able to give something back to our community and hope to raise a substantial amount for cancer care.”

Stacey, who went to Ulverston Victoria High School and studied at Kendal College, has worked with CancerCare in Barrow and Ulverston since the beginning of 2017.
She said: "I love working with CancerCare. All of my clients have been absolutely lovely.

"I am in a privileged position to be able to help someone at what can often be the hardest time of their life.

"I have met many amazing people - that is what makes my job worthwhile.

"I am self-employed and I do aromatherapy massage, Swedish massage, reiki, reflexology and Ayurvedic head massage.

"It's mostly for relaxation. Some people come to see me because they are in pain and massage can ease that.

"I see men and women right from their diagnosis and through their treatment. I also see carers, family members and close friends who have a loved one with a diagnosis weather this is cancer or a life-limiting condition.

"I have had lots of positive feedback. People say CancerCare's services have been needed in this area for a long time. 

"What we are trying to do is give people their power back. The people I see can choose their own treatment and they get to choose when their appointment is. That's very different from the medical side they have to go through. 

"A lot of people have told me they like that fact that they are given their power back."

Stacey hopes anyone in need of CancerCare's services will get in touch.

She added: "I do three days in Barrow at the Trinity Church Centre and I have my own treatment room on Fountain Street in Ulverston.

"If anyone isn't sure about getting in touch with us, I'd say just come and have a chat and see if it might help."

If you wish to make a donation please got to the JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/transfigure

For more information on CancerCare’s services please go to www.cancercare.org.uk

CancerCare would also like to thank Ørsted for a grant through their Walney Extension Community Fund which supports our work in Barrow in Furness.

Editors’ Notes:

About Ørsted

Ørsted (Nasdaq OMX: ORSTED) is one of Northern Europe’s leading energy groups and is headquartered in Denmark. Around 5,600 ambitious employees, including over 900 in the UK, develop, construct and operate offshore wind farms, generate power and heat from our power stations as well as supply and trade in energy to wholesale, business and residential customers. The Group generated revenue in 2016 of DKK 61 billion (EUR 8.2 billion). For further information, see www.orsted.co.uk or follow us @OrstedUK on Twitter.

About GrantScape

GrantScape is a grant-making charity committed to enhancing the environment and strengthening local communities through its grant programmes. GrantScape’s experience stretches back to 1997 and it has awarded grants totalling over £80 million to deserving projects over this time.

GrantScape manages a range of community and environmental grant programmes on behalf of corporate and local authority clients. These are tailored to their individual requirements, which is the charity’s speciality. In addition, GrantScape offers a professional project management and grant process review service to groups requiring support with these activities.

For further information, please see www.grantscape.org.uk or follow us @GrantScape1 on Twitter.

About Walney Extension

The Walney Extension offshore wind farm will be located next to the existing Walney Offshore Wind Farm, off the Walney Island coast in Cumbria. The extension will comprise of 87 turbines and have a total capacity of 659MW. The project is owned by Ørsted (50%), PKA (25%) and PFA (25%).

For further information, please see: www.walneyextension.co.uk

About Walney Extension Community Fund

The Fund supports community and environmental projects along the Cumbria and Lancashire coast, within a defined area. Approximately £600,000 is available each year (£100,000 of this is ring-fenced for a ‘Skills Fund’). The Fund is split equally between two annual funding rounds. There are two levels of grants available:

  • Small grants between £500 and £5,000
  • Main grants between £5,001 and £75,000
  • Applications to the Fund are made using an online application system via the GrantScape website www.grantscape.org.uk