A BREAST cancer survivor has built a scarecrow to help raise awareness of the disease.
Celia Webber from Ellesmere Port created the 7ft 6ins figure called Bella Basuto to appear at the Boats ‘n’ Blooms event at the town’s National Waterways Museum.
Bella will be on display for the rest of the summer with other scarecrows.
But the scarecrow, which is scantily dressed in Breakthrough Breast Cancer colours, carries a serious message about checking for signs of the disease.
It is holding a TLC: Touch Look Check breast awareness poster and dispenses leaflets from a handbag.
Celia, whose mother and sister died from cancer several years ago, said: “Showing your breasts some TLC by touch, look and checking them for all the signs of breast cancer – not just lumps – as well as going for regular breast screening if you are aged over 50, are the best ways of surviving the disease.
“Catch the disease early, like I did, and you have a much better chance of survival.”
For more information about breast cancer visit www.breakthrough.org.uk