Cancer mobile service reaches thousands in Hampshire

Shukrya Saida signs up for further information and vouchers, helped by Shona Green. Picture: Vernon Nash

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MORE than 3,000 people received cancer support and advice thanks to a mobile service.

Last year in Hampshire the Macmillan Mobile Cancer Information bus, known as Bertie, visited town centres and events to offer practical and emotional support. It reached 3,493 people.

Michelle Smith, senior lead cancer information specialist for the mobile service, said: ‘Last year was an amazing year.

‘The mobile information team have reached thousands of people on our big green buses.

‘It is a free, confidential drop-in service where visitors can step on to the unit and ask any question they have about cancer, whether it relates to themselves or someone they care about.’