Store Supporting 'Don't Put It Off' Campaign

A window at de Gruchy is being used to help raise awareness of the importance of people having their cervical screening.

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week starts today (17 January).

The tests are delivered free of charge in GP practices and at Le Bas Centre.

de Gruchy store manager John Marquis says the more people that see the window and get tested, the more of a difference they make.

"At de Gruchy we are committed to supporting our local community. That's why we have chosen to donate one of our windows to this campaign. 

Cervical cancer can affect any woman and is the most common cancer occurring in women aged 35 and under. 

We want to do our bit and raise awareness of this life-saving service."

22 people have been diagnosed with cervical cancer in the last five years in Jersey.

Almost 7,000 people get a screening every year.

A campaign called "Don't Put It Off" was launched last month to urge women not to put off their smear test.

It was backed by mum Donna Beadle, whose life was saved by going for a test.

Screenings find Human Papillomavirus infections (HPV) - and the cell changes they cause - before cancer can develop.

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