6 February 2019
World Cancer Day

Braintree MP James Cleverly attended an event in Parliament to show his support for World Cancer Day on Saturday 4th February. James met representatives from the UK’s leading charities who have joined forces to unite the nation and help those affected by cancer. Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Care, Breast Cancer Now, CLIC Sargent, Anthony Nolan, Bowel Cancer UK and Marie Curie are calling on people across the constituency to show support by wearing a Unity Band or donating.

By joining forces, the charities will make a bigger impact in transforming the lives of millions who are affected by cancer. The Unity Bands are made of two parts, knotted together, to symbolise strength in unity and the power of what can be achieved when people join forces. The bands are available from each charity on their websites, shops and other retailers for a suggested donation of £2. All money raised from the Unity Bands will go towards the charities’ individual work. 1 in 2 people born in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime.

James said:
“I was pleased to mark World Cancer Day in this way. I was also able to talk through some of the statistics for cancer in the Braintree constituency.”