The evidence for the benefits of exercise in patients living with cancer is now well established. Despite this, access to exercise classes with specialist trainers remains highly limited at best, and is often totally unavailable.

‘With the creation of this unique service we hope to change this for patients living with cancer in the Harrogate District. Active Against Cancer was set up with founder funding from Yorkshire Cancer Research, who supported the service through the pilot phase. The service is delivered by Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, where this new model puts exercise at the core of cancer care for all patients.

There are over 2 million people living with or beyond cancer in the UK. There will be 4 million people by 2030.
If exercise was a pill it would be prescribed to
every cancer patient.

Active Against Cancer is an NHS run service, free to anyone with a diagnosis of cancer in the Harrogate area.


We provide bespoke activity packages, tailored to the individual needs of each patient, throughout their cancer journey.


Patients undergo an initial one-on-one assessment with a specialised Physiotherapist, before working with our team of dedicated trainers.


Active Against Cancer offers a wide variety of exercise classes, activities and guidance around exercising with cancer.


All of our assessments and classes take place at our base at Harrogate Sports and Fitness Centre; however we can provide at-home programs when needed.

To start your activity journey today please complete the self-referral form or speak to any of your healthcare professional team.