A CHARITY is using disco and pop classics from the 1970s and 1980s to inspire people with a recent experience of cancer to stay physically active.

Albion in the Community, which is the official charity of Brighton and Hove Albion, has been running its Brighter Outlook programme for three years.

It provides people in Brighton and Hove who have, or have just had, cancer with ten weeks of free support.

The charity already offers a popular circuit training class and a running club but is branching out to offer a gentle exercise class set to the hits of the 70s and 80s.

AITC’s Feel Good Moves sessions will feature classic hits from both decades, with the music providing the perfect soundtrack to gentle cardio work and simple conditioning.

The aim is to help improve flexibility and fitness to offset some of the side effects of cancer treatment.

The charity ran a taster session on Tuesday between 5pm and 5.45pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd, in Stanley Avenue, Mile Oak.

It will then run each Tuesday at the same venue for nine weeks.

There is free parking on site and the venue is just a five-minute walk from a bus stop that is well-served by the Number 1 route.

Angie Steel, AITC’s physical activity co-ordinator, said: “We know that staying active during and after treatment for cancer is not only safe but hugely beneficial.

“Feel Good Moves is all about finding some fun in what can be a most difficult time in someone’s life.

“You don’t need any fancy exercise gear or any ability to dance – Feel Good Moves is the perfect first step into activity.

“Everyone else in the group will be going through something similar and I will be leading the class – as well as taking requests for the playlist.”

The group is open to anyone over 18 with an experience of cancer who lives in Brighton and Hove. By signing up, participants will also be given access to a year’s worth of free support from AITC’s specialist Brighter Outlook coaches to help them stay active in a way that best suits them.

For more information, visit www.brighteroutlook.org.uk or call Angie Steel or Siobhan Meaker on 01273 668591.

Meanwhile, the charity is looking for businesses to take part in a popular annual wheelchair football tournament.

Each year the charity teams up with local businessman Steve Darby to hold the Julie Hodder Cup.