Oct 26 2010 By Lawrence Poole
jen's final wish
THE Bucks Advertiser has had a good response after launching its petition as part of the Jen's Final Wish campaign to have the age of compulsory cervical cancer screening letters reduced – but we still need your signatures.
Currently, in England, all women who are 25 and over are sent regular invites to be screened for the disease - Amersham woman Jen Goodridge died at 24.
In Scotland and Wales letters are sent out when women turn 20 though, so we are continuing the campaign we launched with Jen and her family's full backing by asking you to support the push to lobby the Government and the Department of Health to make it 20 in England too.
The Examiner, Jen's husband Tony and brother David Sidebottom met with Chesham and Amersham MP Cheryl Gillan last Friday (22nd) to discuss taking the campaign forward and the Secretary of State for Wales agreed to present our petition to Health Secretary Andrew Lansley MP.
So now we need as many names as possible to make sure Mr Lansley sits up and takes notice of the strength of feeling amongst our readers.