Action Cancer Big Bus is coming to town next month

Action Cancer patron Nuala McKeever, centre, joins Sean Conlon from the charity and SuperValu Marketing Manager Donna Morrison, to announce the Big Bus visit to Banbridge Leisure Centre on 3rd October.
Action Cancer patron Nuala McKeever, centre, joins Sean Conlon from the charity and SuperValu Marketing Manager Donna Morrison, to announce the Big Bus visit to Banbridge Leisure Centre on 3rd October.

Leading local cancer charity Action Cancer is bringing its SuperValu Big Bus mobile unit to Banbridge Leisure Centre, Downshire Road, Banbridge on Saturday 3 October.

The mobile clinic was launched in 2006 to help Action Cancer save lives and support people. The 18 metre-long articulated vehicle with expanding side pods, houses cancer prevention and early detection services and staff on the unit also provide information about support services.

Services provided on the Big Bus, which is fully accessible include digital breast screening for women aged between 40 and 49 and over 70, health promotion and MOT health checks for men and women. A full body composition analysis using the latest technology provides clients with information on their height, weight, body mass index and more, and also offers health awareness and weight loss guidance.

Big Bus staff can provide information on complementary therapies and other cancer support services such as counselling, a Listening Ear Service, and support groups, which are available for cancer patients, their carers and families at the charity’s headquarters in Belfast and at other locations.

Anyone interested in making an appointment for the Big Bus when it is in the area should telephone Action Cancer in advance on 028 9080 3344. Alternatively, you can book online by going to www.actioncancer.org, and follow the ‘online booking’ link on the home page. Appointments will be available from 10.00am to 3.00pm each day. Bookings are taken on a first come first served basis.