Boots staff in Diss launch bid to raise awareness of breast cancer

Ilona Golembska (right) and the staff of Boots pharmacy in Diss with special T-shirts. Picture: Andrew Martin.
Ilona Golembska (right) and the staff of Boots pharmacy in Diss with special T-shirts. Picture: Andrew Martin.

Staff of Boots pharmacy in Diss ditch their usual uniforms today to raise breast cancer awareness and support Coppafeel – a charity aimed at reducing late detection of the disease.

Organiser is dispenser Ilona Golembska, 37, who moved from Poland to the United Kingdom 12 years ago.

She said: “We are trying to support our patients with taking a little bit more responsibility for their own health, and to let them know what services are available for them – and that includes spotting breast cancer.”

Boots is currently working with a number of charities to encourage people to be more pro-active with their health.

Mrs Golembska added: “Something as simple as checking your breasts can be life-changing.

“I noticed a few people talking about this charity online and the cause really spoke to me, so I thought it would speak to other people.

“The whole aim is to encourage people check their breasts. This includes both males and females as it affects both sexes.

“I know a lot of people who have been through breast cancer and it is all about early detection. The sooner you catch it, the better the outcome may be.”