• It has been really heartening to see the outpouring of support and generosity for Florence Bark and her family from across our community here in Corby & East Northamptonshire, as well as further afield from all over the country. Florence’s parents are working hard to generate awareness, as well as to encourage more people to register to become bone marrow donors, so that, crucially, more matches can be made. Like so many, I've made a donation and you can find the details of the appeal at the new location, https://www.gkcct.org/bemorefab. Please do help to spread the word if you can!
• The week starting the 20th June was Cervical Screening Awareness Week. Cervical screening saves lives, preventing up to 7 in 10 incidences of cervical cancer. Despite this, almost 1 in 3 do not attend their cervical screening (smear test) when invited. It is really important that these tests are taken up, but if you are concerned about having it, there’s lots of support and advice out there to help. So don’t ignore your cervical screening invite and if you missed your last one, do book an appointment with your GP practice, as cervical screening saves lives. Find out more at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening/.
• British Gas have been in touch regarding their £2 million fund for their customers struggling with energy debt. As part of this, they’re contacting their most vulnerable customers to let them know they can apply for an energy grant. To find out more, visit: https://britishgasenergytrust.org.uk/grants-available/.
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