WORKINGSTON MP Sue Hayman has today (Saturday 27 October) been helping staff and volunteers from the Cancer Research UK shop in Murray Road Stand Up To Cancer to raise funds for life-saving research.
The MP was on hand to draw a raffle organised by shop staff and volunteers on Saturday 27 October as part of the national fundraising campaign.
A joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, Stand Up To Cancer raises money to fund vital research which will get new and better treatments to cancer patients faster.
Launched in the UK in 2012, Stand Up To Cancer has already raised around £38 million.
MP Sue Hayman showed her support for Stand Up To Cancer by attending the Workington Cancer Research UK shop, in Murray Road, where she met staff and volunteers and heard about some of the important work done by the charity.
The Labour MP also drew out the winning names in the store’s prize raffle which has raised around £300 for Stand Up To Cancer.
Cancer Research UK Shop Manager, Claire Parker, said: “We’d like to thank Sue for attending our event and all our supporters and customers in Workington who joined us or took part in the raffle to help raise funds for Stand Up To Cancer.
“Many of our staff, volunteers and customers have been touched by cancer, so we want to do all that we can to bring forward the day that all cancers are cured.
“By supporting Stand Up To Cancer, the people of Workington are raising funds to accelerate progress in the fight against the disease and save more lives.”
Sue Hayman MP said: “I’m pleased to support Stand Up To Cancer and find out more about the hard work that goes on at my local Cancer Research UK shop behind the scenes.
“Research is cancer’s number one enemy and it is people like the dedicated volunteers I met at the shop, who are enabling the charity’s researchers to keep making huge advances in the battle against the disease.
“While more of us will be diagnosed with cancer in future, there is good news. Thanks to fundraising campaigns like Stand Up To Cancer and the generosity of its supporters, Cancer Research UK’s work is helping to ensure more men, women and children survive the disease.”
Cancer Research UK is urging everyone in Workington and across Cumbria to stand up and do something to help raise money at work, school or at home. A free fundraising kit is available to help spark creative ideas and provide support.
The raffle followed a fundraising night of live TV on Friday 26 October on Channel 4 led by stars in film, TV and music.
For more information and to get involved visit standuptocancer.org.uk