I have demonstrated my support for women and men living with breast cancer this October by attending the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer’s (APPGBC) Reception at the House of Commons last Wednesday 26th October.
More people are developing breast cancer than ever before – with 50,000 women and around 350 men diagnosed every year in the UK – and around 11,500 patients lose their lives to the disease each year.
Attended by more than 100 representatives from the breast cancer community, including 45 MPs, the APPGBC reception was held in support of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to keep the issues that matter most to breast cancer patients high on the parliamentary agenda.
With MPs, Peers, civil servants, health professionals, patients and charity representatives in attendance, the APPGBC announced the launch of a new parliamentary inquiry into geographical inequalities in breast cancer services across England. Read more “Showing Support for women and men affected by breast cancer”
Today, I signed up to be a Defibrillator Champion for Delyn.
Every single year in the UK, 30,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. Sadly, just less than 1-in-10 survive. It’s time to take action.
As part of European Restart a Heart Day I visited The Oliver King Foundation at their launch event in Westminster to show support.
The Oliver King Foundation setup following the tragic death of 12-year-old Oliver King from a sudden cardiac arrest, which kills 12 young people every single week. Oliver was winning a swimming race at school. Read more “Becoming a Defibrillator Champion for Delyn”
Today, I demonstrated his support for World Milk Day 2016 by attending a parliamentary reception hosted by the School and Nursery Milk Alliance.
At the event I learnt of the benefits children get from drinking milk. In a recent review of evidence by Northumbria University (Newcastle upon Tyne) it was concluded that drinking milk may support immediate and lasting dental and bone health in 5 to 11 year old children, promote increased physical stature and could have a positive effect on preventing childhood obesity. This conclusion was drawn primarily from cross-sectional studies, the review reported that children who regularly drink milk have lower body mass indexes, body fat percentages and waist circumferences than children who rarely drink milk. Read more “World Milk Day 2016”
This week I attended the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association’s parliamentary reception to show my support for people with MND, their families and carers.
People with MND, their carers, families and volunteers from the MND Association were at the reception to take questions from MPs about the impact of living with MND and the difference good care and support can make to the lives of those with the condition and their families. They were also talking to MPs about the value of Attendance Allowance (a disability benefit for over 65s) to people with MND, and their concerns about Government proposals to reform the benefit. Read more “Motor Neuron Disease Reception”