CAROLINE TO VISIT CANCER RESEARCH UK SHOP

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.