A ‘Let’s Talk about cancer’ event at Macy’s Café (Grangeway Community Centre) organised by Halton Borough Council and partners has been hailed as a success.

Thee event on Wednesday 9 May at Macy’s Café saw teams from Halton Borough Council’s Health Improvement Team,  Halton Housing, Widnes and Runcorn Cancer Support and MacMillan.

It was open to all members of the public, offered health advice and information particularly around cancer signs and symptoms and prevention.
Health Trainers completed:

• 24 BP checks
• 23 lung age checks
• 4 people referred into the Stop Smoking Service
• 15 additional general discussions around cancer and prevention such as checking yourself and staying healthy and active.

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Marie Wright, said: “The Let’s Talk About Cancer’event was a great success.

“Macy’s Cafe was a perfect host and provided free tea/coffee and toast to all our visitors. We had a number of partners available on the day providing information and support to people on how to check themselves properly and how to access support or benefits following a cancer diagnosis.”