Local MP Caroline Dinenage will visit the Cancer Research UK shop on Gosport High Street this Friday 27th February.

Recent figures from Cancer Research UK show that 1 in 2 people will develop cancer in their lifetime. However, in the past forty years cancer survival rates have doubled so that now 2 in 4 people survive.

Charity shops make an important contribution to causes such as cancer research; in 2013/14 they provided over £76 million of the £351 million which Cancer Research UK spent on research to prevent, control and cure all cancers.

Speaking ahead of the visit, Caroline said:

"I'm really looking forward to meeting the staff and volunteers at our local branch of Cancer Research UK. They play a vital role in not only raising funds but also promoting the importance of fighting cancer in the community.

With so many people affected by this devastating disease, I am pleased that local residents can contribute to the fight against cancer by donating to and shopping at our Cancer Research UK shop."

Since becoming Gosport's MP, Caroline has supported a number of campaigns led by cancer charities including Breast Cancer Campaign, Macmillan, Brain Tumour Research and Prostate Cancer UK.