Swindon-based non-profit to hold health and wellbeing event focusing on breast cancer

By Jessica Durston - 26 September 2022


Swindon non-profit Changing Suits will be hosting a family-friendly health and wellbeing event to raise awareness, and help those affected by breast cancer.

Changing Suits are a non-profit organisation addressing the inequalities and cultural barriers for the South Asian community in Swindon.

Alongside Consultant Oncoplastic and Cosmetic Breast Surgeon Anushka Chaudhry from the Ridgeway Hospital, the non-profit will be hosting a family-friendly health and wellbeing event, based around the subject of breast cancer.

As October is National Cancer Awareness Month, Changing Suits will be holding this fun day event on Sunday 9 October, from 11am - 3pm.

It will be held at the Punjabi Community Centre (entry via Cricklade Road, SN2 7BB), and aims to raise awareness of breast cancer within the South Asian community.

The rates of breast cancer are said to be increasing within the South Asian community, but with fewer people going to get diagnosed and treated, outcomes are described as 'becoming increasingly worrying.'

Nurses will available at the event to help members of the public book in mammogram appointments.

There will be presentations by wellbeing professionals, including exercise and nutritional experts. The family event will also include a bouncy castle for the younger attendees, face painting, henna and stalls from various other businesses and services.

Additionally, there will also be volunteers on hand to interpret into Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.

More information about Changing Suits can be found on its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/972805970127227

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