Eastleigh MP, Mims Davies, joined constituent and Cancer Research UK ambassador Caroline Dale in Westminster at the launch of the charity’s new campaign - ‘Shoulder to Shoulder Against Cancer’.
Across the country ambassadors save lives by campaigning on cancer prevention, early diagnosis, science research and access to treatments, all the while raising the profile of this key organisation.
Having previously met at Mims’ office in Hedge End, Mims and Caroline took the opportunity to discuss the hard working NHS staff who support patients and their families through diagnosis and treatment.
‘We are lucky in Eastleigh that Caroline and her fellow Cancer Research ambassadors continue to advocate for ever-improving services and treatment in our local area.
‘It was brilliant to meet again to chat about how we can work together to combat cancer in our community and I will be welcoming Caroline back to Parliament in the Autumn with Eastleigh ambassadors for both a tour of Parliament and a further discussion on all that they do.’
‘Soon after I will be hosting my next tea party in support of the Breast Cancer Haven organisation, which I’m looking to hold in central Eastleigh in October.’
Caroline Dale said:
'I applied to become an Ambassador for Cancer Research UK as the work they do covers cancer in all its types and forms, and focuses on highlighting preventative measures and finding treatments for this horrible disease.
'I know from personal experience how important the Shoulder to Shoulder campaign is, as early diagnosis is key to a patient’s outcome. I am so grateful to the staff of the NHS who cared for me during my treatment and their dedication is incredible.'
To take action visit cruk.org/shouldertoshoulder or join the conversation on twitter #ShouldertoShoulder.