This week (18 – 24 January) marks Jo’s Trusts annual Cervical Cancer Prevention Week campaign, raising awareness of cervical cancer and how it can be prevented.
The Health and Wellbeing Collaboratives and the Community Shop, both based at Centre4 Grimsby, have teamed up as part of the campaign to help spread key messages and awareness.
All ladies who visit the Nunsthorpe Community Shop & Café this week are receiving a free cupcake and goody bag containing information leaflets about cervical cancer.
Rachel Buckley, Health & Wellbeing Programme Manager for the Collaboratives, said: “Whilst it’s disappointing our volunteers can’t be there in person at the minute, we’ve worked really well with the Community Shop on the Cervical Cancer Prevention Week campaign. We are only a couple days in, but it has been going really well so far and we are hoping to see more people as the week progresses.
“It has been reported that more than 600,000 women could miss their routine cervical cancer screening during the pandemic. It is now more important than ever to raise awareness and spread key messages around cervical cancer, so people feel comfortable with attending their cervical screening appointment.”
More information and support about cervical screening can be found on Jo’s Trust website https://www.jostrust.org.uk/