Be cancer safe

by | 4 February 2019 | Local Charity, Retford, Support Group, Worksop

Did you know that within Bassetlaw, we have more people diagnosed with cancer than the England average percentage? We are less likely to attend for screening, be it cervical cancer, mammograms or bowel screening and therefore the chances of an early diagnosis and positive outcome are significantly reduced.

Over the past six months, Aurora Wellbeing Centre, which is based in the Old Library Building in Worksop, has been involved with the ‘Be Cancer Safe’ campaign, within the Bassetlaw locality. This has been working in conjunction with Cancer Alliance in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, to promote this programme. Through this campaign, Aurora aim to make sure everyone is aware of the signs and symptoms of cancer and the benefits of attending for screening.
Emma Walker, Wellbeing Practitioner at the Centre said, “In the last six months we have given information, provided awareness and advice to 720 champions and have reached over 3,000 local people in the Bassetlaw area. David Challinor, Bassetlaw Chair, has been hugely supportive of our campaign as have the staff at Citizens Advice, Tesco and North Notts College.”

To celebrate the success of the programme and mark the six-month milestone of the campaign, Aurora held a ‘Be Cancer Safe’ week, from 22nd October to 26th October, where they showcased all the campaigns and information gathered so far.

For more information you can contact Aurora on 01909 470985.