Media release: 4th February 2024
CVS Cheshire East partner with Everybody Health & Leisure to increase awareness of cancer in the community and the importance of early diagnosis.
CVS Cheshire East are working with Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance to enhance awareness, enabling individuals to recognise potential signs and symptoms, and encouraging proactive health discussions. The partnership with the Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance has unlocked funding opportunities, allowing CVS to support community projects.
Lucy Coates Sector Development Officer (Projects & Innovation) Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance Social Action Lead CVS Cheshire East shared
“This is an excellent opportunity to work in the community with Everybody, to raise awareness of cancer and how we can all lower our risks to the condition through some simple lifestyle choices. What better way to do this than through Everybody, a charity who every day seek to improve health and wellbeing in our local communities through the various activities offered at their leisure facilities.”
In the coming months, Everybody Health and Leisure will be sharing awareness materials and key messages throughout their leisure centres and across their channels. Raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer so individuals can prioritise their health, attend screening appointments, or seek medical advice for any health changes.
Everybody is a leading health and wellbeing charity in Cheshire East with a workforce of over 1000, 24,000 members and over 3 million visits per year.
Donna Williamson, Senior Manager – Health Innovation at Everybody Health and Leisure shares
“In a mission to increase awareness of cancer, particularly up take of screening and early diagnoses, we were keen to work with CVS to support them in raising awareness to our staff, customers and local community.
The partnership will see some of our Leisure Centres sharing awareness materials and key messages from CVS and the Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance to encourage customers and staff to attend screening and check for signs and symptoms of Cancer.”
For enquiries and additional information, please contact: Lucy Coates Sector Development Officer (Projects & Innovation) and Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance Social Action Lead CVS Cheshire East [email protected]
To find out more about Everybody Health and Leisure and to keep up to date with awareness campaigns, visit www.everybody.org.uk, follow Everybody on social media:
Notes to Editor
Everybody Health and Leisure is a registered charity which aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities including 9 swimming pools and 7 Taste for Life cafes across the Cheshire East region, and delivers a range of targeted health, sports and disability and inclusion programmes. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk
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