“Truly remarkable” bus drives healthcare services forward
The bus will bring Weston Park’s services directly into the community for the first time in a bid to help ensure people across the region have equal access to cancer support.
Faye McDool, service development and engagement manager at Weston Park Cancer Charity, said: "We're delighted to bring our Big Purple Bus to the people of Rotherham.
“Weston Park Cancer Charity healthcare professionals, advisors and information and support coordinators will be on board to talk to anyone who is looking for advice and support.
"We will be based at Breathing Space in East Dene every Thursday, from 9am to 5pm, and look forward to working within the community to help make a real difference to thousands of people."
Thanks to the charity’s partners, The National Lottery Community Fund, Westfield Health, and South Yorkshire Cancer Alliance, the campaign aims to bring more equal access to emotional, financial, and practical support for people who have been affected by cancer – whether that be a diagnosis or as a family member.
The charity's chief executive officer, Emma Clarke, said: “Our Big Purple Bus is truly remarkable and represents the very essence of our mission at Weston Park Cancer Charity.
“We are proud that our bus will help change and save lives across our communities.”
The Big Purple Bus's first stops will include:
- Manor Centre, Manor Park Lane, Sheffield, S2 1WE – every Monday, 9-5pm
- Breathing Space, Badsley Moor Lane, East Dene, S65 2QL – every Thursday, 9-5pm
- Prince of Wales Road Car Park, Darnall, Sheffield, S9 4ER – every Friday morning from 9am
- Tinsley Community Centre Car Park, 1B Ingfield Avenue, Tinsley, S9 1WZ – every Friday afternoon from 1pm
- Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Sheffield, S9 1BN – the first and third Wednesday of every month, 9-5pm