A warm welcome to The Living Tree

We are a self-help support group for people who have experienced cancer and for their families/carers. Our group is based in Bridport and is open to any cancer patients from West Dorset, East Devon and South Somerset. We’re all at different stages in our cancer journeys – some recently diagnosed, others undergoing treatment, some in remission, others post-cancer.

The sudden loss of support – and even routine – after treatment has finished can lead to depression, loneliness and anxiety. We find that companionship, creative activities and relaxing therapies can really help.

Come and join us at the Friends Meeting House, South Street, Bridport on Friday afternoons between 2.00-4.30pm. We meet weekly to share experiences and support one another over a cup of tea in comfortable surroundings.

However, the Living Tree does much more. We offer

  • fun social events
  • informative, artistic and creative workshops
  • singing for health
  • sessions on coping strategies or nutritional guidance
  • physical activities such as walking, playing table tennis, swimming and last but not least we are active participants of Stepping Out, a Bridport based rehabilitation exercise programme.

To find out about the Living Tree visit our About Page.

In the summer of 2019 MacMillan made a video of the Living Tree’s acitivities and the way they work in the community. Please watch here.

To find out more about our activities visit our Regular Events, Upcoming Events or Other Activities pages.

Our Featured Articles

Stepping Out

Stepping Out” is a structured specialist exercise and education programme for people in the Bridport area living with or beyond cancer. The course is run at Bridport Leisure Centre.

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A Book of Words

‘A Book of Words’ presents writing and artwork produced by a number of The Living Tree members over a period of time.

It is a colourful collection of works that explore personal experiences of people living with cancer; their reflections and memories, framed by beautiful artwork.
‘We’ve always endeavoured to offer art and creative workshops to our members as fundamental to their health and wellbeing. This book is testament to all we’ve achieved and share as a group.’

You can buy The Book of Words for £12.00 during the Living Tree’s Friday afternoon meetings at the Friends Meeting House or in one of the following local book shops:

Bridport: The Book Shop, South St, and Good Books, Gundry Lane

Lyme Regis: Serendipity Book Shop

Axminster, the Archway Book Shop.

All proceeds will go to the Living Tree to help the cancer support group fund future projects.

Living Treats cookbook

Living Treats

The idea for this cookbook came from a fund raising coffee-morning, where some attendees felt they couldn’t eat the wonderful cakes laid out before them, due to their high refined sugar content.

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Find us on Twitter!

@the_living_tree - Jun 29
Carol Banks and Sherry Porter Explaining chronic fatigue and pain management today at Living Tree @MacmillanDorsethttps://t.co/xyh6BEzzjr