Macclesfield Leisure Centre provider strike cancer partnership

By Nub News Reporter

11th Feb 2024 | Local News

Kerry Shea Deputy Chief Executive at Everybody Health and Leisure and Lucy Coates Sector Development Officer (Projects & Innovation) and Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance Social Action Lead CVS Cheshire East.
Kerry Shea Deputy Chief Executive at Everybody Health and Leisure and Lucy Coates Sector Development Officer (Projects & Innovation) and Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance Social Action Lead CVS Cheshire East.

In the same week that King Charles III's cancer diagnosis was revealed, a new cancer awareness campaign was launched in Macclesfield.

Community and Voluntary Services (CVS) Cheshire East have teamed up with Everybody Health & Leisure to increase awareness of cancer in the community, and highlight the importance of early diagnosis.

CVS Cheshire East and Everybody Health and Leisure have paired up to raise awareness and understanding of the signs and symptoms of cancer Macclesfield Leisure Centre, and 16 of their other leisure facilities.

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.

Macclesfield Leisure Centre, of Priory Lane, Upton Priory. (Image - Macclesfield Nub News)

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 said: "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.

As well as delivering Macclesfield Leisure Centre's facilities, Everybody is a 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 said: "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."

This cancer campaign promoting health in the community follows successful heart screening for young people at Macclesfield Leisure Centre last week.

     

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