A mobile cancer information service run by Macmillan Cancer Support rolled into Batley & Spen where they were joined by the local MP.
Just a few days after supporting Macmillian in the Parliamentary Tug of War, Jo Cox met the team to see how the service is helping local people affected by cancer.
The service visits towns, cities and workplaces around the UK offering free, confidential information and support about cancer.
Jo Cox said: “This is a great initiative by Macmillan and I am very pleased to support the important and valuable work they do. I was delighted to meet up with the team when they came to Batley & Spen and to see so many local people popping in for information and advice.”
Amanda Fry, from Macmillan, said: “There are now an estimated 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK, which is an increase of almost half a million in five years. That means more people are affected by cancer in some way – patients, carers, friends and relatives.
“This service aims to help anyone with questions about cancer. People can drop in, talk to our cancer information specialists or simply pick up some booklets. It was great to be back in Batley & Spen to provide this support, and to welcome Jo Cox on board to be able to share the work we’re doing helping people in her constituency.”
Five Macmillan mobile information units travel around the UK visiting local communities, providing cancer information and advice on the ground. Last year, they helped over 74,000 people in over 565 locations across the UK.
For further information about Macmillan’s service, including details of future visits, go to www.macmillan.org.uk. Support is also available by calling Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm).