Birstall BAGs trustee, and Consultant Nurse Liz Darlison MBE, visited Nylacast, leader in engineering polymers, at its Thurmaston offices to give a talk on cancer recently.
Invited by Nylacast’s Occupational Health Nurse, Teresa Harrison, Liz talked to the team about cancer with specific focus on the four main types: lung, breast, bowel and prostate as part of a cancer awareness workshop. The presentation covered the changes that people need to look out for and what they could do themselves to reduce their risk. Although the presentation talked about the four main cancers, it also covered the signs and symptoms for people to be aware of in relation to other types of cancers.
Teresa commented: “I approached Liz because I’ve known her for a long time and I’m aware of the professional knowledge she has around this subject and her dedication and passion in both her BAGs trustee role and in her professional capacity.”
She added: “These sessions were run for staff so they could ask questions, raise queries and get some valuable health information to take away with them on what to look out for and what they themselves could do to reduce their cancer risk.
“As a company if we can raise awareness in our staff then overall family, friends and the wider community also benefits. We know we will be donating to a good local cause.”
Liz said: “We’re always happy to help raise awareness of cancer in any way we can and appreciate the opportunity to talk to the team at Nylacast about how Birstall BAGs supports local people affected by cancer.”