Nigel Evans, Member of Parliament for the Ribble Valley and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons met with Pauline Giles, Chief Executive and Founder of BossomBuddies to discuss breast cancer.
Speaking from Westminster, Mr Evans said:
“It was a pleasure to meet Pauline Giles. We had a fascinating discussion about her experience with cancer, her charity and its aims. Pauline told me how she was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2010 and that less than a week later she was in hospital having her breast removed. Since her treatment, where she thankfully made a full recovery, she has done some brilliant work raising awareness of the disease, by founding her charity which strives to educate women everywhere on how to spot the early signs of breast cancer.”
“I am so pleased to have Nigel’s support and his interest in the charity and understanding of its goals is encouraging,” said Pauline Giles. “The more people who can support us in raising the profile of the Bosom Buddies UK charity, the more people will have the know-how to spot the early signs of breast cancer and do something about it.”
Mr Evans continued: “Pauline explained to me that even though existing charities already do some fantastic work for cancer, there is an important part missing and that is education. Pauline told me that her objective is to get at least one woman in each UK county who has had breast cancer in the last five years trained up to go into our local schools and educate teenagers on how to spot the disease; because the earlier the diagnosis, the better the prognosis.
“I think it would be really positive for the young people of Lancashire to have these sorts of women going into their schools to teach them how to spot breast cancer, therefore giving those who are unfortunate enough to develop it the opportunity to get the earliest treatment possible.”
If you’d like to add your support, Bosom Buddies UK is holding a fund-raising concert at The Eden Project in Cornwall – details and tickets are available here.