Bolton Macmillan Cancer Information & Support

Local Support Groups

Walking Groups

Whether you're living with or after a cancer diagnosis, physical activity can help you make a positive change to your life. Walking is an easy, cheap way of getting active and can be a positive step towards increasing wellbeing whilst also being fun.

Research shows that increasing how much we walk can lead to associated health benefits as well as promoting mental wellbeing.

To promote the importance of physical activity and how it can help people affected by cancer with their recovery, we have set up the Macmillan Walking Group. The walking group provides an opportunity for everyone affected by cancer to participate in and enjoy the outdoor environment.

We meet on the first Friday of each month at 1pm at various places in the Bolton area all year round. All you need is a pair of comfortable walking shoes.

For details of our upcoming walks, please see our Events page.

Information & Support Sessions for Carers

Do you look after someone with cancer or a life limiting illness? We’d like to invite you to our Information & Support Sessions for Carers.

The sessions are designed to provide information about what support is available, as well as practical hints & tips and an opportunity to talk to others who understand. Free refreshments provided.

      Our next sessions are:

  • Monday 6th March
  • Monday 5th June
  • Monday 11th September

All sessions will run 11am – 1pm at Bolton Hospice Day Unit. Bolton Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service along with Bolton Carers Support are coming together to host these sessions.

Places are limited so please call 01204 390625/462442 or email to book your place.

Bolton Cancer Support Group

Living with cancer can leave you feeling lonely or isolated but you don't have to go through it alone. Being able to turn to people who know exactly what you're going through can be a huge source of support. Bolton Cancer Support Group can provide a confidential environment to share information, support and experiences. You'll be welcomed by people who've been in your shoes and it's an opportunity to meet new people. Bolton Cancer Support Group meet on the third Wednesday of each month, 7-9pm at the Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Centre at Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Bolton, BL4 0JR. For further information call Julie on 07463773924 or email

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Prostate Cancer Support Group in Bolton offers advice and support to anyone; partner or carer of those affected by this increasingly common form of male cancer. Prostate Cancer Support Group are a group of men living with prostate cancer, their families and those interested in improving the care and support of those affected by prostate cancer. The Bolton Prostate Cancer Support Group meet on the second Wednesday of every month, 2-4pm at St. Luke's Church, Chorley Old Road, Bolton. For more information, please call 07818005479

Bolton Cancer Voices

Do you love to sing? Have you ever received a cancer diagnosis?

Bolton Cancer Voices is an inspirational, welcoming choir open to anyone who has received a cancer diagnosis of any type at any time. The choir provides a positive, motivational and diversionary environment where members have fun, enjoy the challenges and exhilaration of performing and have a focus aside from their illness. It offers an informal forum to meet with others in a similar situation and benefit from mutual support and understanding.

Membership is free and there is no requirement to read music or auditions to worry about.

Rehearsals take place on Mondays 7:30pm-9:00pm at The Friends Meeting House, Silverwell Street, Bolton, BL1 1PP. For more information, please contact Karen Elliott on 01204 595562/ 07773164235. Email: