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.