Category Archives: MacMillan Cancer Support

Why this Go Sober malarkey, behind the fun and banter and rivalry, actually matters

A long time ago. It’s Christmas morning, but nobody’s celebrating. The household is pretty frantic because one of its number, as her life nears its end, is really distressed. A phone call. A short time passes and two Macmillan Cancer … Continue reading

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Former MP John Barrett’s daughter Sarah to run 10k to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

Everyone will be delighted that popular former Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West John Barrett is well on the road to recovery after suffering from Cancer last year. After surgery and 6 gruelling months of chemotherapy, he was in fine … Continue reading

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Former MP John Barrett speaks out against ESA assessments for Cancer patients

Regular readers will be aware of mine and George Potter’s campaign against the Government’s proposals to put Cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy through work capability assessments. At the moment, if you have Cancer and are undergoing IV chemo, you … Continue reading

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Former Liberal Democrat MP John Barrett backs campaign to exempt all cancer patients from work assessments

I was pleasantly surprised to receive a text from John Barrett, the former Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West, yesterday morning as I was tootling round the supermarket. He wanted to let me know that he was “happy to support … Continue reading

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Let’s make sure Government doesn’t put Cancer patients through stressful benefit assessments

Saturday nights at this time of year are usually pretty predictable – Strictly, X Factor, I’m a Celebrity, punctuated by the occasional glass of red wine. Last night the annual Race of Champions was also added into the mix and … Continue reading

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>Supporting the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for MacMillan Cancer Support

>I am a huge fan of Macmillan Cancer Support and have been since they helped us during my mother-in-law’s final illness. They were there for the whole family and even came out on Christmas Day to get us through one … Continue reading

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