Rt Hon Nigel Evans, MP for the Ribble Valley, has recently attended the annual Tug of War event in Westminster in support of the brilliant work done by Macmillan Cancer Support Charity.
Currently over 3 million people are living with cancer in the UK, with this figure expected to rise to 4 million by 2030. Macmillan work to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, by providing physical, financial and emotional support, no matter how big or small their needs may be.
Their services include:
- Offering expert cancer advice
- Award-winning cancer booklets and information
- Trained health and social care professionals
- Spaces for people to find peer support
- Macmillan Grants to support those on low income
Fundraising is a vital to the charity. An incredible 98% of their income comes from voluntary donations from supporters. Money raised goes a long way in ensuring people living with cancer get the crucial support they need.
The Tug of War event on Tuesday 7th June 2022, is an example of such a fundraising event, where this year over £153,000 was raised. This money will go to fund a specialist cancer nurse workforce for a year. There is a great need to fund these specialist nurses and with events such as this Macmillan are able to go further and faster to bridge that gap and therefore ensure that every person facing the challenges cancer brings can receive the personalised support they need to live life as fully as they can.
Nigel Evans said:
“It was brilliant to attend the Tug of War fundraiser for such an important organisation. The work Macmillan does is important to ensure that everyone knows they can turn to the charity, who can help them from the moment they are diagnosed.
“Everyone has their own experiences with this terrible disease and the work Macmillan does goes a long way to supporting those suffering through conducting important research, allowing everyone to have their vital needs met by high quality services and encouraging people to have a conversation about all their needs and concerns.
“Being 98% voluntarily funded means events such as this are so important to the charity and it was wonderful to attend the first one back after 3years due to the pandemic”
For more information on how to support or donate to Macmillan visit: https://donation.macmillan.org.uk/?_ga=2.258163146.1767181648.1655288257-569529391.1655288257