Gordon has shown his support for Macmillan Cancer Support by attending a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event in Parliament.
The occasion marked the launch of a new report, ‘Am I Meant To Be Okay Now?: Stories of Life After Treatment’, that focuses on the challenges people face after cancer treatment ends.
Following the success of Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event of the year, which saw thousands of people come together including in Blackpool, the charity hosted a parliamentary Coffee Morning at which MPs had the opportunity to meet with and hear from people living cancer who were featured in the report.
Gordon said: “I have had family and friends who have suffered from cancer and that’s why I am always pleased to support the Macmillan’s “World’s Biggest Coffee” events. It is a great initiative and I was really glad to have the opportunity to attend the event in Parliament.
“Once again there were a number of coffee mornings held across Blackpool such as at the Molyneux Drive and Boston Way community centres. It is about encouraging people to get together and talk about all the issues people living with cancer have to deal with. This year’s event provided a really important opportunity to hear more about the physical and emotional challenges that people can face after finishing cancer treatment.”
Gordon added: “Attending the event in Parliament, I also welcomed the chance to learn more about the support that Macmillan offers to people affected by cancer.
Having raised over £29.5 million in 2016, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event of the year – and there is still time to get involved. For further information, please visit: www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee