A breast cancer survivor has expressed how important it is to pay back to charities this breast cancer awareness month.
Caroline Edgy, from Westbourne, has been free from breast cancer for five years.
Before she was diagnosed, Caroline volunteered at a cancer charity care named Tenovus, as soon as she was physically able to, she returned to the charity shop.
She said: “I worked here before I had cancer, and when it went away it was a no brainer to come back.”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
According to Breast Cancer Now, breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK with one woman diagnosed every 10 minutes, and one in seven women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
Tenovus was founded in 1943 by 10 local businessmen supporting a friend in need.
Caroline said: “Charities like this one and all charities survive on volunteers and for me it’s my way of paying something back to the community and of having a structure in my life as well.”
Cancer Research UK offer guidance on symptoms to look for, such as a lump on the breast, a change in size and fluid leaking from women who are not breastfeeding or pregnant.