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 anybody affected by cancer from West Dorset, East Devon and South Somerset.

We are all at different stages of cancer or caring for someone with cancer. All our activities are free of charge.

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Other Living Tree Activities

Table Tennis

Mondays & Fridays

Salway Ash Village Hall
Living Tree Table Tennis at Salway Ash Village Hall takes place on Mondays from 10-11.30am.

Please bring your own bat, but we do have some available if you don't have one; balls are provided. Please bring your own drink too. The hall is well ventilated and we still carry out cleaning before and after the session and use clean balls for each game.

If you would like to attend, please contact Rose Thorpe via email rose.thorpe620@outlook.com and I will get back to you, as numbers are limited due to hall capacity.

Bridport Leisure Centre
We also play social table tennis at Bridport Leisure Centre in the Rugby Pavilion from 10:30-12 noon every Friday. All are welcome, bats and balls supplied, just bring your enthusiasm. People of all abilities are welcome.

For more details contact the organiser Rose via rose.thorpe620@outlook.com

Amblers Walks

Varying weekdays

The Amblers walks, which are are based in and around the Bridport area, take place once or twice a month, are weather-dependent and vary in length from around 2-6miles as well as level of difficulty. The walks offer you the opportunity for exercise in the fresh air, to explore the natural world, to relax, to talk and to make new friends.

We usually take a refreshment break along the way, either in a local cafe or bring our own light picnic. You are advised to wear appropriate footwear and clothing as well as use a hiking pole (which you can borrow from Rita if you don’t have one).

If you would like to join us or for more information, please email Rita at rita.bech.lt@gmail.com or phone the Living Tree on 07341 916976 to leave a message and your phone number. Rita will get back to you as soon as possible.

Splash Club


Living Tree Splash Club is held at Highland’s End, Eype.  It occurs weekly on Thursday evenings from 7-8pm

All members, partners and carers are welcome. You can bring one guest. 

For further details please contact the organiser, Rose Thorpe: rose.thorpe620@outlook.com

Our Allotment


We meet at our allotment opposite St Catherine’s School every Wednesday morning between 10am and 12 noon. All are welcome at the allotment, whether you know nothing or a lot about gardening.

It is very informal, sometimes with tea and cake. There is no need to book, just turn up. Everyone is welcome and we are very mindful to keep everyone safe. Read more about our allotment.

Therapists Partnership

In February 2020 we launched our partnership with local complementary therapists.

The therapists in Partnership with The Living Tree are able to offer their services in person, by telephone, email or Zoom. Read more about the therapists.

If you feel you would like to use these therapists via the Therapist Partnership please contact Carol Banks via carolbanks510@yahoo.com for more information.


The trustees would like to extend the Telephone Support Service to include one to one, face to face contacts for anyone who feels they would like some company occasionally, especially those who may just be coming out of isolation/quarantine or who may be new to LT.

If you would like to volunteer to be such a contact or would like to meet up with somebody from Living Tree, please email thelivingtreedorset@gmail.com or phone and leave a message on 07341 916976 with your name and phone number and we will get back to you.

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