I was delighted to support the One Word Campaign and it was great that there was such a fantastic response. I hope that it has raised awareness of what vibrant and inspiring places hospices can be, which is why I chose the word, “inspirational.”
Staff and volunteers, through their work and care are able to help children, young people and families by providing many different types of support. CHAS work hard to make this possible and they deserve all our support.
I was pleased to support the recent Wear It Pink reception at the parliament, an annual event to raise awareness of breast cancer and research issues relating to breast cancer. Even further on that Iattended the Breakthrough Breast Cancer event last week being held for Breat Cancer Awareness month. The purpose is also to publicise the forthcoming Wear It Pink Day, on Friday 28th October, where supporters throughout the UK are encouraged to don an item of pink and donate £2 in support of the campaign. Hundreds of fundraising events have been organised by schools, colleges and businesses to fund breast cancer research into how the disease develops, improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure.
Breast cancer is a cruel disease and the most common cancer in the UK, accounting for nearly one in three of all cancers in women so remember to wear it pink on the 28th October.
Richard, having campaigned for the release of Dr Biayek Sen in India, signs up to the Amnesty pledge