Spotlighting Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Spotlighting Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, which aims to raise understanding about the importance of early detection and treatment of bowel cancer.

Why Early Detection Matters Early detection of bowel cancer can significantly improve the chances of successful treatment. According to Bowel Cancer UK, over 90% of individuals diagnosed at an early stage survive the condition. However, if the diagnosis is delayed, the survival rate drops significantly. This is why it is crucial to increase awareness of the early signs and symptoms of bowel cancer (Bowel Cancer UK).

Get Involved this April

We are delighted to team up with to Fife Health and Social Care Partnership this month to hold information stands at various venues. Our goal is to provide resources and information to our community, empowering them to take control of their health and wellbeing. You can visit us between 9.30am - 11.30am on the following dates:

- Tuesday 16th April: Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre

- Wednesday 17th April: Carnegie Leisure Centre

- Tuesday 23rd April: Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre

- Monday 29th April: Levenmouth Sports Centre


Active Move: Empowering Through Fitness

At Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, our commitment to promoting wellbeing goes beyond awareness. Our Health and Wellbeing team provides a range of fitness classes designed to support individuals managing long-term health conditions.

Our Active Move class is a 12-week programme specifically designed to help people who are going through and recovering from cancer. The programme is led by experienced instructors who provide a supportive and dynamic group setting where participants engage in exercises to maintain their strength and flexibility.

Real Stories, Real Impact

We feel it is important to share inspiring stories like the stories of our members, whose journeys showcase how our programmes have helped them achieve personal growth and overcome challenges. "I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic neuroendocrine cancer. It was initially discovered in my small bowel and was removed in February 2017. Unfortunately, the cancer spread to my liver and peritoneum in October 2022. At that time, my motivation was nearly non-existent, and the mere thought of engaging in any regular activity seemed overwhelmingly stressful. However, our instructor broke everything down into simple, understandable steps and tailored the programme to suit my ability, significantly boosting my confidence. Now, I find myself more eager to participate and stay active. The welcoming atmosphere of the class plays a crucial role in making me feel comfortable and safe." - Veronica, 48.



Join Our Health Network #TogetherWeCan

We invite Health and Social Care professionals, the third sector, and the wider community to collaborate with us and refer individuals to our health and wellbeing programmes. Together, we can expand access to essential health support across our community, ensuring that everyone has equal access to improved wellbeing. To get involved, please visit Together We Can - Fife Sports and Leisure Trust (

For further details about our Health and Wellbeing classes, including our Active Move programme, please visit: Together We Can - Fife Sports and Leisure Trust (

For additional information or support regarding bowel cancer, visit Macmillan Cancer Support: or Bowel Cancer UK:

Let's unite this April to raise awareness, promote early detection, and support those affected by bowel cancer. Together, we can make a real difference.