LABOUR candidate for Barnsley East Stephanie Peacock hosted a coffee morning to raise awareness of breast cancer symptoms and treatments.

The event was part of the Breast Cancer Now campaign to ensure that by 2050 all those diagnosed with breast cancer survive.

On average, 135 women died each year from breast cancer between 2014 and 2016 in Barnsley.

Stephanie, who is currently seeking re-election in Barnsley East, said: “Thank you to everyone who attended the coffee morning, it was great to hear from the charities.”

Following the diagnosis of a Barnsley East constituent at the age of 46, Stephanie has campaigned to improve the access to regular checks for women under 50.

Local charities Be Cancer Safe and Macmillan Barnsley attended the event to show their support.

“Every awareness and fund-raising event feels like one more step towards creating a future where everyone with breast cancer lives”, said Stephanie.