Foundation to launch with fun day

Members of the Faye Knowles Chapman Foundation prepare for their first fun day in Halifax
Members of the Faye Knowles Chapman Foundation prepare for their first fun day in Halifax

A foundation set up after the death of a Halifax woman from cervical cancer will be launched with a fun day tomorrow.

The Faye Knowles-Chapman Foundation has been established to help young women get cervical cancer screenings and provide support to sufferers with the illness.

Andrew Merritt, chairman of the foundation, said: “Thursday would have been Faye’s 28th birthday so it seemed like an appropriate time for the fun day.

“The fun day is the official launch of the foundation. We’re hoping to open a charity or coffee shop eventually.

“We’ve got fantastic support from the people of Halifax and West Yorkshire.

“Faye touched the lives of so many people - we’re just hoping as many people as possible turn up on the day and let people know what we’re trying to do.

“We’re applying for charitable status but thanks to Amanda Clegg at Asda, they’ve adopted us as an official charity.

“We’re here to support people through a really bad time in their lives, hold their hand through treatment and help fund private screenings if their doctor doesn’t offer them one.

“We’re also campaigning to get the age of screening removed, which is currently 25. We feel this is wrong as there is no age limit to when you get cancer.”