A BASINGSTOKE charity is encouraging those affected by cancer to rise to the ‘get fit’ challenge to help combat those winter blues and and raise funds to support the charity during these challenging times.

The Pink Place, which offers free wellbeing support and services to adults affected by cancer and their partners, will be running fitness sessions on Zoom during November.

There will be a wide range of exercise professionals running different sessions to get people affected by cancer motivated. People can then set their own goals to suit their level of fitness and raise money and at the end of November they should feel better and fitter as well as helping the charity.

The sessions are free and include hula hoops, outdoor swimming, yoga, pilates, ballet and tap.

Christine Griffiths, fundraising and events manager, said: “Increasing our activity by even just a little bit can have a beneficial effect on our physical and mental wellbeing.

“Whether it is walking round the garden, learning to hula-hoop, doing seated pilates stretches or any activity that is appropriate for the individual."