Two grieving parents are urging young women in the North East to go for their smear tests after losing their daughter to cervical cancer.
Bob and Gwen Robson lost their daughter Kirsty, who was only 32 when she died, in October.
The couple now look after Kirsty's three young children and are backing the #SmearforSmear campaign which started on Monday.
Kirsty, who grew up in Newcastle, was old enough to go for a smear test although she chose not to.
She had complained of constipation in the lead-up to her diagnosis. Her cervical cancer had spread to her liver by the time it was discovered.
Kirsty's mother Gwen said not going for her smear test was a decision she lived to regret.
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week started on Monday and runs until January 28th. It aims to encourage women to attend potentially life-saving cervical smear tests.
Cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer in women under 35.