Connecting Men with Advanced Stage Cancer through Sport.
The Cancer Club is a charity founded in 2020 by me, Matthew Wiltshire.
When I was diagnosed with bowel cancer back in 2015, my world turned upside down. Suddenly, there was a whole new universe to navigate. There was the fear of treatment, the fear of my prognosis, and the overwhelming fear that I wouldn’t be around to look after my family for as long as I’d planned. I felt lonely and isolated and really needed to meet and talk to other men facing the same situation.
The charity’s aim is to “get men talking” and bond through the medium of sport.
We provide a private online forum where you can talk to other men with advanced stage cancers about a variety of things, be they practical or emotional.
We also have an Online Resource Centre where you can book a specialist coaching session, explore grief counselling options, receive financial advice and much more…
Our mission is to get men talking by taking them to a variety of sporting events where they can connect over common experiences and gain emotional support from others ‘in the same boat’.
We also want to provide an outlet, a way to escape the everyday grind created by cancer, bringing some light-hearted relief and enjoyment to the lives of those living with a difficult diagnosis.
Being diagnosed with incurable cancer immediately robs you of the future you thought you had and living with it brings a host of limitations to your daily life.
There are no two ways about it, this is the club that no-one wants to be a part of. But part of dealing with advanced stage cancer is finding a new framework for your life; you may not have the life you want but you are here and you do still have a life, however tough it is.
In Person Events
Harnessing the unifying power of sports, we bring our members together in person in small groups to enjoy a variety of sporting events. We create an environment where men can talk and share experiences but where they can also feel normal by escaping the challenges they face in their everyday lives as a result of their cancer.
- Sporting Events
- Online Community
- Private Forum
- Financial Advice
- and More…
Get The Support You Need
LinkedIn: The Cancer Club
Telephone: 01932 857 975