JUNK FREE JUNE
The Cancer Society Manawatu is running A Junk Free June campaign as part of raising public awareness of the part take-aways play in the spread of cancer, and to raise funds.
The Cancer Society gets no government funding.
It is reliant on donations, sponsorship and bequests, which make it such a viable, effective organisation.
Part of the campaign involves giving up something that you are partial to.
For me, never was I going to give up fish ‘n’ chips. Being partial to them was deep in my family’s DNA. Nearly as difficult was giving up the occasional ‘‘wee dram’’.
In days gone by, my bus stop in Edinburgh was right outside of a fish ‘n’ chip shop. Many were the times I was lured inside. My mother’s homemade variety was looked forward to at family gatherings on Saturdays, and we all knew what mum would order when we went out for a meal. Eventually, and sadly, it was the last meal she ate before she died in a rest home.
It is not too late to take part in the campaign, you could still give up junk food for four weeks or more.
To find out more, log into The Junk Free June website and follow the instructions..
As the radio advert says of cancer: ‘‘It’s a road that you never have to go down.’’
For those who do, the Cancer Society is there to help. It’s never too late to give a little.
Don Robertson Palmerston North