A CANCER support event will take place at Shaw Lane Sports Club next month.

Taking place on Thursday, July 11 between 10am and 3pm, residents are being encouraged to come along and seek help if they need to.

The event, which has been organised as part of the Take Action Live Longer campaign, has been funded via Barnsley CVS, Barnsley Council and the South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board.

It aims to offer advice on cancer prevention and signposting for people who may be affected by cancer.

A number of local organisations will be on hand to offer any support.

Community engagement manager Fiona Hall said: “This event will bring together local experts and care providers who are making themselves accessible to offer advice and support.

“We want to pass on a strong prevention message, but also make people aware that early detection is really beneficial.

“Where families are already affected by a cancer diagnosis we want them to know that there is help out there.

“We’re facilitating this to help our local community save lives.”