Volunteers needed to help cancer campaign

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RESIDENTS from across the area are being invited to join a volunteer team that could save hundreds of lives.

The Central South Coast Cancer Network, which is running a campaign to reduce the number of bowel cancer deaths in the region, is assembling teams of volunteers to help increase awareness of symptoms of the disease.

The team will spend a couple of hours each week spreading the word about the importance of getting symptoms checked out.

They will be asked to speak to people in their community, hand out leaflets, put up posters, and for those who have had cancer, share their experiences.

Dr Richard Roope, GP lead for the campaign, said: ‘It’s an opportunity to meet new people and make a big difference in your community through just a small contribution of time.’

He added: ‘Volunteers and those whose lives have been touched by cancer in some way will be a key element in the success of this campaign.’

Anyone interested in volunteering can call 07739 340162.