Southport MP, Damien Moore, met staff and volunteers at the Cancer Research UK branch in Southport on Friday 14th June.
Predictions show that the number of people with cancer in the UK is set to rise steeply by 2030.
Damien has joined forces with Cancer Research UK to help accelerate the progress the charity is making and to highlight the power of research in beating the disease.
The MP is encouraging people to support the charity in any way they can, whether it is donating or buying from the shop, volunteering for a few hours a week, or signing up for a sporting challenge.
Commenting, Damien Moore MP said:
“I am delighted to support my local Cancer Research UK shop and find out more about the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.”
“Research is cancer’s number one enemy and it is people like the dedicated volunteers I met at the shop, who are enabling the charity’s researchers to keep making advances in the battle against the disease.”
“While more of us will be diagnosed with cancer in future, there is some hope. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, Cancer Research UK’s work is helping to ensure more men, women and children survive the disease. If anyone in the local community has any spare time, then I would encourage you to volunteer for the Cancer Research UK shop on Lord Street.”
Commenting, Cancer Research UK’s Southport shop manager, Sarah Illingworth, said:
“Every donation made, every hour volunteered and every person who supports Cancer Research UK takes us closer to beating cancer.”
“We hope the people of Southport will really get behind us. In particular, we are looking for new volunteers in the shop and of course we are always looking for people to donate more items.”
“It is great to have the support of Damien Moore MP with raising awareness, as there is still so much more we need to do to ensure no-one’s life is cut short by cancer. But by boosting support and funding now, the best research teams will be able to develop better ways to prevent, control and cure the disease and help save many more lives.”
For further information please contact Damien Moore at Damien.firstname.lastname@example.org or 4 Post Office Avenue, Southport, PR9 0US.