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Everyone should be ‘diabetes aware’ says Sir David Amess MP

The Southend West MP marked Diabetes Awareness Day 2018 by highlighting the importance of everyone knowing their diabetes risk and how to prevent it. On Wednesday 31st October, Sir David himself took the opportunity to have his own diabetes risk factors checked through blood sugar testing.

MPs gather to raise awareness of Haemochromatosis

On Wednesday 31st October, Sir David Amess MP joined fellow MPs at an event in the House of Commons to raise awareness of Haemochromatosis. The event, organised by the charity Haemochromastosis UK, also saw the launch of a new report detailing the impact of living with the condition

Diwali Celebrations in Parliament

Sir David Amess MP joined in the festivities at the 16th annual Diwali Celebrations in the House of Commons. The event on Wednesday 31st October was attended by representatives of over 40 Indian organisations and community leaders from eight religious backgrounds.

 

Sir David Amess MP peddles for Poppy Appeal

On Wednesday 31st October, the MP participated in a static bike ride with the Royal British Legion. The 12-hour bike ride gave MP’s the chance to cycle as far as they could in five minutes to raise money for the Central Parliamentary Poppy Appeal.

Local MP backs calls to end game bird cage cruelty

Sir David Amess MP showed his support for a ban on cages for game birds at an event held in Parliament on Wednesday 31st October. The campaign led by Animal Aid and Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, calls for an end to the use of battery cage for breeding pheasants and partridges.

Greater awareness of adult meningitis needed says Sir David Amess MP

The Southend West MP joined Shadow Minister for Health Sharon Hodgson MP to raise awareness of meningitis in adults.  The charity Meningitis Now met with MPs at an event in Parliament on Wednesday 31st October to highlight the issue amongst policy makers.

Sir David Amess MP attends Loan Smart charity launch

The Southend West MP joined parliamentary colleagues at the launch of a new charity, Loan Smart, in the House of Commons. At the event on Tuesday 30th October, Sir David heard how the charity is helping consumers to be fully informed of the dangers of illegal lending.