Brighton & Hove Taxi Firm Supports Speak Up Against Cancer

November 18, 2016

A taxi firm in Brighton & Hove has teamed up with Speak Up Against Cancer to help raise awareness of the symptoms of the disease.

Raising Awareness

Speak Up Against Cancer (SUAC) is a campaign led by Brighton & Hove Albion football club’s official charity, Albion in the Community (AITC). Commissioned by Brighton and Hove City Council, the drive to raise awareness of the symptoms of cancer has proven to be very successful. In the past 12 months, volunteers of the project have seen over 9,000 people to either re-assure them or to give them the confidence to approach their GP about their symptoms.

“We’ll be visiting neighbourhoods around the city. So, if you see the taxi, please come and say hello.”

The Speak Up Taxi

In a bid to increase awareness further, SUAC has teamed up with local taxi firm, City Cabs, which has offered a minibus taxiing service to allow SUAC staff to cover a larger field and meet more people.

Known as the ‘Speak up Taxi’, the minibus is well recognised around the city and AITC are pleased with the level of use so far. AITC’s Health Coordinator, Sue Brown, said: “This fantastic support from City Cabs allows us to visit more areas around the city and provides a space where we can have private one-to-one conversations with people. Our driver has been really helpful and his knowledge of the city means that we’re able to identify places where we can reach people who we might otherwise not meet.

“We’ll be visiting neighbourhoods around the city. So, if you see the taxi, please come and say hello.”

Supporting the Programme

Marketing manager at City Cabs, Steve Darby, was delighted to provide the service for such a good cause. He said: “We’re really happy to support this programme. This continues our strong relationship with AITC and the work the charity does for the people of Brighton and Hove. People are used to chatting in taxis – the conversations taking place in the Speak Up taxi could save a life.”

If you would like more information on Speak Up Against Cancer you can call Sue Brown on 01273 878 261, email: sue.brown@albioninthecommunity.org.uk or visit the website here.

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