Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson attended Cancer Research UK’s parliamentary reception last week to give his backing to the charity’s latest fundraising and awareness campaign to help beat cancer sooner.
Bill is now teaming up with Cancer Research UK to encourage people in Sefton Central to get involved with the latest fundraising and awareness campaign from the charity.
With the number of people with cancer set to rise steeply by 2030, the charity has launched an inspiring summer awareness drive which aims to raise money to accelerate its groundbreaking research and bring cures faster. It features a series of TV, radio, and billboards ads across the UK which carry the bold message: “One day, we will beat cancer. Help make it sooner.”
Bill said: "I’m delighted to support Cancer Research UK. While more of us will be diagnosed with cancer in future, there is good news. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, Cancer Research UK’s work is helping to ensure more men, women and children survive the disease.
"So I’m calling on the local community to help Cancer Research UK beat cancer sooner."
Bill is encouraging people to support the charity in any way they can, whether it’s donating or buying goods from the charity’s shops, volunteering for a few hours a week, supporting events such as the Race for Life series or signing up to make a regular donation.
Cancer Research UK’s Executive Director of Policy and Information, Sarah Woolnough, said: "Every step we take towards beating cancer relies on every pound, every hour and every person getting involved. So we hope people in Sefton Central will really get behind us.
"It’s great to have Bill’s support in raising awareness, as there’s still so much more we need to do to ensure no-one’s life is cut short by cancer. But by boosting support and funding now, the best research teams will be able to develop better ways to prevent, control and cure the disease and help save many more lives."
As part of the campaign Cancer Research UK is encouraging its supporters to take a million actions. This could include liking the charity’s Facebook page, tweeting the campaign message or donating money at cruk.org.
To find out more about supporting Cancer Research UK visit cruk.org