Active Ostomates

Colostomy UK’s Active Ostomates project empowers people with a stoma to participate in physical activity.

Part of the  project offers taster sessions in activities including chair yoga, archery, and swimming. Undertaken in a supportive environment, these enable people with a stoma to build their confidence before taking up similar activities in the wider community.

Our chair yoga programme is delivered in partnership with Stoma support groups. So far groups in Bracknell, Stevenage, Hampshire, Wycombe, Chatham, Dartford, Gravesend, Chester, Southampton, Milton Keynes, Sheppey, Salisbury and Colchester have taken part. In 2019 we are also actively be looking to run sessions in Yorkshire and Lancashire.

We launched our swimming programme in 2018. Ostomates in Kent were the first to benefit through two Ostomate only sessions that were held at Sheppey Leisure Centre.

October 2018 sees us hosting a month of swimming in the North East with activity in Newcastle, Gateshead, and Bishop Auckland.

For more information on this contact

Team Colostomy UK

Our Team Colostomy UK Rugby League side aims to prove that having a stoma isn’t a barrier to taking part in the toughest of team sports. Find out more

We will also be featuring other people with a stoma who are taking part in sports for Team Colostomy UK.

Darts – Julians Story

To find out more about joining Team Colostomy email


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