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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York flood risk and government support

York flood risk and government support

“I welcome this week’s commitment by the Environment Secretary George Eustice to hold a special Yorkshire conference on our region’s flood risk situation, and am reassured by his acknowledgement that the county faces particular flooding issues that require addressing. This meeting should provide an opportunity to discuss improved provision both for communities like Calderdale that

York flood risk update

Julian this morning visited the Environment Agency’s York area incident room, from where the...

Julian opens new Institute of Technology facilities at York College

Last week, Julian visited York College to formally open their new Institute of Technology...

York Press column – Unleash Yorkshire’s potential to make a success of Brexit

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Julian pledges his support on World Cancer Day

February 5, 2016

Yesterday, Julian attended an event in Parliament to show his support for World Cancer Day (4th February).

Meeting with representatives from four of the UK’s biggest cancer charities, Julian was pleased to hear about the work that is being done between charities to unite the nation and help transform the lives of millions of people affected by cancer.

Speaking after the event, Julian said, “One in two people born in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime. This means that we all have a stake in the fight against this disease. Cancer Research UK have set ambitious aims to increase cancer survival rates from 2 in 4 today to 3 in 4 people within the next twenty years. This can only happen if all of us play our part”.

To unite the nation Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Care, Anthony Nolan and the Movember Foundation are calling on people across Britain to show their support by wearing their Unity Band with pride.

The Unity Band is made of two parts, knotted together, to represent strength in unity and the power of what can be achieved when people come together.

The Unity Bands are available from each charity in their own colours at www.worldcancerday.co.uk for a suggested donation of £2. All money raised from the Unity Bands will go towards the individual charities’ research projects and support services.

Collectively the four charities support millions of people every year through their individual work in the prevention, detection, treatment and support of those affected by cancer.

Money raised through the Unity Bands will fund breakthroughs in scientific research; save and improve the lives of people with blood cancers, provide high quality care, support and information for people with breast cancer, and fund research and support services to tackle prostate and testicular cancer.