Press release: Mayor 'on-board' with cancer campaign

There was a special ‘bus stop’ outside Chesterfield Town Hall when Chesterfield’s Mayor, Cllr Stuart Brittain, met project workers on a local town centre bus to promote the latest Be Cancer Safe initiative which is delivered by Derbyshire Voluntary Action.

The Mayor said “This is a great campaign which is close to my heart and as a Be Cancer Safe Champion I will be having conversations with family, friends and colleagues about these important messages”

Jacqui Willis who developed the project in North Derbyshire said: “We are delighted that the mayor is supporting our campaign and joins over 4000 other Be Cancer Safe champions across North Derbyshire. Through talking and sharing stories ‘champions’ are raising awareness and bringing home that, whilst anyone can be affected by cancer, treatment is likely to be more successful if diagnosed early.”

The overall aim is that everyone in North Derbyshire will know about the signs and symptoms of cancer and what screening is available to them.

If you’d like to know more about the project and become a cancer champion, please visit

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