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Wearing it ‘Pink’ for Leicester’s Breast Care Centre

breast cancer awarenessOn Friday 23 October, staff at Leicester’s Hospitals are invited to ‘Wear it Pink’ to raise money for the Breast Care Centre and promote national Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The Breast Care Centre at Glenfield Hospital, which opened in 1999, brings together the specialist staff required to provide breast care services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, staff are encouraged to wear something pink, whether an item of clothing or just an accessory, and donate a pound.

All money raised will go into the Breast Care Butterfly Appeal through Leicester Hospitals Charity, to fund improvements to the department.

Amanda Gibby, General Manager for Breast Imaging at Leicester’s Hospitals, said:

“Our Wear it Pink day on Friday [23 Oct] is a fantastic opportunity for staff to raise some money so we can improve the environment and care for our patients.”

Breast cancer is the leading cancer killer among women aged 20–59 years worldwide. Between August 2014 and July 2015, 6,800 women attended the Breast Care Centre at Glenfield concerned about symptoms. Not all symptoms are a result of breast cancer.

In 2014, approximately 800 women in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland were diagnosed with breast cancer.

The NHS Breast Screening Programme provides screening every three years for all women in the UK aged 50-70 and saves hundreds of lives.

For Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland the breast screening programme invites approximately 160,000 women to attend a screening every three years.

For further information about the Breast Care Centre, visit: http://www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk/aboutus/departments-services/breast-care/breast-care-centre/

Receiving Wellbeing Award at ASDA Fosse Park

Asda store scoops health award

Receiving Wellbeing Award at ASDA Fosse Park
(l– r) Dale Ball, Tina Collington, Cllr Barry Garner, Nilou Abdool

Asda at Fosse Park has won an award for encouraging their staff to lead healthy lifestyles.

Employees at the superstore were presented with the Leicestershire and Rutland Health and Wellbeing award by Councillor Barry Garner, chairman of Blaby District Council.

The certificate is given to businesses that promote staff wellbeing by offering healthy food options at work, advice and help on quitting smoking and access to physical activities.

Nilou Abdool, health co-ordinator at the store said:

“We have worked really hard to make sure our colleagues work in an environment which promotes healthy lifestyle choices. It is important to us that everyone who works here can lead a healthy life both in and out of work.”

The award is supported by all local authorities in Leicestershire and has previously been given to major companies such as Centrica at Grove Park and Nisan in Harborough.

Victoria Smith, Blaby District Council’s health Improvement officer said:

“We have a strong support team to help businesses achieve this standard that consists of dietetic, food safety and physical activity co-ordinators.”