On Wednesday 8 September Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, attended an even in the Houses of Parliament in support of Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning.
People living with cancer have been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic and Macmillan has provided invaluable support services for those who have been experiencing delays to treatment and changes to appointments. They have launched a campaign asking for more specialist cancer nurses to ensure people with cancer receive care that enables them to live with cancer rather than just survive.
Commenting, Sir David said "I was delighted to attend the Parliamentary event today and learn more about Macmillan's campaign for investment in specialist nurses. They provide vital support for people at an incredibly difficult time and we all owe the nurses at Macmillan a great debt of gratitude for their hard work at all times but especially during the pandemic."
Macmillan have a number of specialist cancer nurses who can help people understand their treatment options and support them through their cancer experience. They also provide a variety of other support services including emotional and financial support. A dedicated helpline is open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm, just call 08088080000. For more information on the support Macmillan offers, visit https://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support