Action Cancer launches ‘new and improved’ Big Bus

Action Cancer has announced the arrival of a new Big Bus (pictured) which will begin its first day of operations this Saturday.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 2:51 pm
Action Cancer's new Big Bus

The new and improved Big Bus will replace the existing vehicle which for nearly 15 years has been delivering its free life-saving breast screening and health checks to communities across Northern Ireland.

The new Big Bus has been brought to life thanks to the generous support from principal funder Walk the Walk, a UK breast cancer charity who have provided £360,000 in funding and £50,000 each from The Garfield Weston Foundation, Ulster Garden Villages and The McClay Foundation.

In the next year, Action Cancer’s long-term partners Musgrave NI will aim to generate £150,000 in fundraising, through its SuperValu and Centra stores and head office colleagues, to keep the wheels of the new Big Bus turning.

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The new Big Bus will, over the next year, travel to 200 locations across Northern Ireland, delivering 2,000 health checks (men and women 16+) and 5,000 breast screenings (women aged 40-49 and over the age of 70; outside of NHS screening age range).

Gareth Kirk, Action Cancer, said: “The launch of the new Big Bus marks an outstanding milestone in Action Cancer’s history. The new vehicle carries on the legacy of the first Big Bus, saving lives and supporting people throughout NI for the next 15 years.”

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