Halifax buses raise awareness of cervical cancer

Eileen Chapman and Christine White release 30 balloons in memory of Faye Knowles Chapman who would have celebrated her 30th birthday this year but lost her life to cervical cancer, in March 2013
Eileen Chapman and Christine White release 30 balloons in memory of Faye Knowles Chapman who would have celebrated her 30th birthday this year but lost her life to cervical cancer, in March 2013

The mother of a young woman who lost her life to cervical cancer has campaigned for a fleet of Halifax buses to endorse cervical cancer awareness.

The ‘don’t ignore the symptoms of cervical cancer’ posters advise females to know the signs with a picture of dancer Faye Knowles Chapman who lost her life at age 27.

Her mother, Eileen Chapman, 60, of Lightcliffe, pictured with her sister-in-law Christine White, said she hopes the posters will raise awareness. To mark the occasion, 30 balloons were released - in memory of Faye’s 30th birthday, later this year.

Eileen said: “We’re campaigning for the age of cervical screening to be lowered to 25 - it’s shocking that the government have not yet lowered the age; we see so many girls suffering with this dreadful cancer who shouldn’t be.”

This week, January 25-31, is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.