Pleasure to join ex-seafarers from across Anglesey, north Wales and Liverpool/Merseyside who had sailed in the Blue Funnel Line known as the ‘Welsh Navy’.Darllen Mwy
Proud to get on board with the campaign to diagnose cancer last week, as Cancer Research UK’s Cancer Awareness roadshow made a special stop at Parliament.Darllen Mwy
I recently met with Macmillan Cancer Support to discuss their new report on the financial impact of cancer entitled ‘Cancer - A Costly Diagnosis?’
The report focused on people’s individual experiences of the financial impact of cancer and highlights three particular policy areas; the implementation of Universal Credit, the support banks and building societies give people living with cancer and the cost of travel insurance.Darllen Mwy
Gefais ddiwrnod prysur yn yr etholaeth Dydd Gwener diwethaf, yn ymuno a’r arddangosfa ‘Portraits & Prosecco’ yn Hwb Mencap Môn yn Llangefni. Mi oeddwn yn hapus I weld cyn gymaint o wynebau hapus yn yr Hwb a wedi cael fy mhlesio gyda’r safon uchel y arddongosfa. Mae Canolfan Mencap Môn yn leoliad gwych y gall y gymuned gyfan fod yn falch ohono a lle mae cyfeillgarwch yn ffynnu.
Llongyfarchiadau I bawb a gymerodd ran yn niwrnod ‘Dementia Gyfeillgar Caegybi’ Dydd Gwener diwethaf yng Nghanolfan Gymunedol Gwelfor.
Llwyddodd Veronica a’r tîm godi £126.11p yn gwerthu eu cacennau blasus.
Hefyd roedd hi’n wych ymweld a phrosiect Grŵp Men’s Shed a mynychais ar sesiwn hyfforddi defribillator a gynhaliwyd gan Andrew Blankley.Darllen Mwy
I recently met with The Royal British Legion’s Wales Area Manager, Antony Metcalfe, military veteran Chris Headon and representatives of the charity at an event in Parliament to discuss support for the Armed Forces community in Wales.
The Legion is the nation's biggest Armed Forces charity providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families. From October 2017 to September 2018 the Legion in Wales; the Legion provided over £460,000 in grants to support members of the Armed Forces community and engaged with 9,100 people directly via its high street Pop in centres and community outreach. The Legion’s own handy van service also completed 2,247 jobs across Wales, helping people in their own homes to live independently and with the support they require.
In addition to this welfare work the Legion champions Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces and is well known for the annual Poppy Appeal, and its emblem the red poppy.
Antony Metcalfe the Legion’s area manager for Wales, said “I was delighted to see Albert Owen MP and we were grateful that he took the time to drop in. The Royal British Legion offers a range of welfare support all year round, to the whole Armed Forces community past and present. This event offered a great opportunity for us to spread the word about the range of services that we provide in Wales and for Albert to hear first-hand from a number for people who we’ve helped how we have supported them since they left the Forces. I look forward to working with Albert in the future to ensure the needs of our Armed Forces community are reflected in policies at all levels in Wales and the UK”.Darllen Mwy
The Ynys Môn MP met staff and volunteers at the charity’s Holyhead shop on Friday 17th May to play his part and show how local people can support the charity.
Predictions show that the number of people with cancer in the UK is set to rise steeply by 2030.
That’s why the MP has joined forces with Cancer Research UK to help accelerate the progress the charity is making and highlight the power of research in beating the disease.
He said: “I’m delighted to support my local Cancer Research UK shop and find out more about the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.
“Research is cancer’s number one enemy and it is people like the dedicated volunteers I met at the shop, who are enabling the charity’s researchers to keep making huge advances in the battle against the disease.
“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 to beat cancer sooner.”
The MP is encouraging people to support the charity in any way they can, whether it’s donating or buying from the shop, volunteering for a few hours a week, or signing up for a sporting challenge.
Cancer Research UK’s Holyhead shop manager, Ceri Seeley, said: “Every donation made, every hour volunteered and every person who supports Cancer Research UK takes us closer to beating cancer sooner.
“We hope the people of Holyhead will really get behind us. In particular, we’re looking for new volunteers in the shop and of course we’re always looking for people to donate more items.
“It’s great to have the support of Albert Owen MP with 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.”
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It was a delight to welcome back the local cyclists who had completed the Asia to Anglesey charity ride. This is an fantastic achievement cycling across 14 countries and raising money for two excellent charities Motor Neurone Association and St David’s Hospice. In Parliament and locally I see the excellent work of the hospice movement and MND Association and I pay tribute to the endurance of the cyclist and to all the organisers on their huge achievement.Darllen Mwy
Following the death of constituent Gerald Corrigan who was shot with a crossbow outside his home on Good Friday, Ynys Môn MP Albert Owen has raised the matter in Parliament with the Prime Minister and is appealing to the public to contact the police in confidence with any information and said:
“On the weekend Mr Corrigan died of his injuries and my condolences are with his partner, family and friends.
The community is in shock at this fatal incident and I asked the Prime Minister to join me in appealing to the public if they have any information to contact the North Wales Police in confidence. I also pressed the UK Government to give assurances that the current laws on crossbows are kept under review and that the police has the adequate resources to carry out this murder investigation.
I welcomed the Prime Minister’s response and she supported my call for people to come forward if they have any information and I will take the matter of crossbow laws with the Home Secretary.”Darllen Mwy
Dymunaf Ddiwrnod St Georges hapus i fy holl ffrindiau Saesneg yng Nghymru, Lloegr ac ar draws y byd.Darllen Mwy