Here are some of my recent diary events.
Have you ever had a liver check? The British Liver Trust are encouraging all of us to have a liver check. They estimate 90% of liver disease is preventable, however 75% of people are diagnosed with cirrhosis when it’s too late for effective treatment. You can find out more about the trust and how to [...]
Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. It remains as important as ever that we remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. On behalf of my constituents, I have signed the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment.
The Less Survivable Cancer Taskforce (LSCT) have been working hard to increase awareness and research of brain, liver, lung, oesophagus, pancreas, and stomach cancers. I was pleased to meet with them on #LessSurvivableCancersAwarenessDay where we discussed how important their work is. Unfortunately, awareness of less survivable cancers remains very low, and it is important that [...]
I was pleased to meet students from Itchen College in Parliament yesterday. It was good to see the students engage in a lively mock debate and I enjoyed answering some very interesting questions.
Thanks to the Saints Foundation and all the young people taking part in NCS Southampton for sharing with me the fantastic projects they have been working on to raise awareness and funds for the Saints Foundation and for those impacted by the Afghanistan crisis. NCS provides a great opportunity for young people aged 15-17, from [...]
Well done to Southampton Children's Play Association for putting on a remarkable Playday at Hoglands Park! It was wonderful to see so many families enjoying the activities laid on by the groups and organisations in attendance. SCPA are an absolute gem, reliant on a brilliant team of volunteers and the hard work of Anna Roberts. [...]
What a fantastic celebration. Her Majesty, the Queen, has inspired and led the nation and the Commonwealth for 70 years. Dedication, dignity and duty.
I was pleased to attend the Dementia Action Week parliamentary drop-in. There is estimated to be over 850,000 people living with dementia and nearly 650 people in my constituency live with the condition. Dementia is still a disease that is not well understood and is set to affect a record number of people. I was [...]