Local MP shows support for World Cancer Day

Keighley and Ilkley MP Mr Hopkins attended an event in Parliament to show his support for World Cancer Day which took place last weekend (Saturday 4 February).


Mr Hopkins met with representatives from seven of the UK’s leading cancer charities who joined forces to help people affected by the disease.


Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Care, Breast Cancer Now, CLIC Sargent, Anthony Nolan, Bowel Cancer UK and Marie Curie called on people across the country to show their support for sufferers by wearing a Unity Band or donating.


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 retail outlets for a suggested donation of £2.


All money raised from the Unity Bands will go towards the charities individual work.


Mr Hopkins said:


“One in two people born in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime and my family, like so many others, have been affected by this horrible disease.


“It was a privilege to represent Keighley and Ilkley at the gathering and to meet senior figures from the charities who do so much in the fight to defeat cancer, support those affected by it and remember loved ones who have tragically lost their battle.”