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
A respite from Brexit in the Commons chamber allows us to debate other important issues that constituents and the wider public raise. Recently the focus has been in the environment and climate change and welfare / social matters, including the need to retain free TV licences for over 75s, which the Tory Government is putting at risk by breaking its promise and hiving off responsibility to the BBC. This could impact on over 5000 households on Anglesey. I supported retaining this in a Labour led debate and thank all those who raised this matter with me.Darllen Mwy
Busy day in the constituency today out'n'about across the Island in beautiful spring sunshine #IsleofAngleseyDarllen Mwy
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Dymunaf Ddiwrnod St Georges hapus i fy holl ffrindiau Saesneg yng Nghymru, Lloegr ac ar draws y byd.Darllen Mwy
There is something special about getting out and about across the Island communities in the Spring season. Meeting and helping people has always been the core of my duties as an MP. It gives me excellent opportunities to listen to the views of people on all matters. Email and social media are great but add and compliment real social interaction; meeting people is the real deal.Darllen Mwy
Mae AS Ynys Môn yn cefnogi ymgyrch elusennol mawr i roi sylw i glefyd Parkinson, er mwyn cynyddu dealltwriaeth o’r cyflwr a newid agweddau tuag ato.
Nod ymgyrch Clefyd Parkinson Yw Parkinson’s UK, fydd yn cael ei lansio ar Ddiwrnod Clefyd Parkinson y Byd (11 Ebrill), yw chwalu camdybiaethau’r cyhoedd am y cyflwr trwy amlygu realaeth bywyd bob dydd i’r rheiny sy’n byw gyda’r cyflwr a’u teuluoedd.Darllen Mwy
Ynys Môn MP is backing a major charity campaign to shine a spotlight on Parkinson’s, to raise understanding of and change attitudes towards the condition.
Parkinson’s UK Parkinson’s Is campaign, which launches on World Parkinson’s Day (11 April), aims to shatter public misconceptions about the condition by highlighting the reality of everyday life for those living with it and their families.Darllen Mwy