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The Cancer and Rehabilitation Exercise (CARE) programme is for men and women living with Cancer.

Notts County FC Football in the Community work in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to deliver this incredibly effective cancer rehabilitation & exercise programme. CARE uses physical activity to help patients during their recovery.

The CARE programme not only provides participants with the benefits of physical exercise, it is also a social environment where members can share stories, and increase their confidence and self-esteem during a difficult period in their lives.

Participants are welcomed on to our CARE programme at any time throughout their cancer journey; from diagnosis, during treatment or recovery and through to remission, meaning they can benefit from the programme before, throughout and after treatment.


Other programme benefits

Participants attending the weekly sessions also receive a complimentary fitness membership to the Portland Centre. This includes:

  • Full use of a the cardio, weights and functional gyms
  • Use of the swimming pool
  • Access to over 20 fitness classes


Refer yourself using our online form today. 

You can refer yourself to this programme or ask your consultant or Macmillan nurse to do so on your behalf. Once you have submitted your form the CARE Coordinator will be in touch to arrange a meeting.


Our groups are mixed, and take place in Nottingham, Newark & Mansfield every week at the venues listed below.


Portland Leisure Centre, Muskham Street, The Meadows

Day Time
Monday* 10:00am - 11:30am
Tuesday 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Friday 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Saturday 10:00am - 11:30am

* The session on Monday is only available for the participants on the FREE initial6 month membership


Newark Sports & Fitness Centre, Bowbridge Road, Newark, NG24 4DH

Day Time
Wednesday 12:30pm - 2:00pm


Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Jubilee Way South, Mansfield, NG18 3RT

Day Time
Thursday 1:00pm - 2:30pm


This programme is run with support from Macmillan Cancer Support.


 If you have any questions about CARE, you can email our staff below or phone them on 0115 905 5896.