Michael is backing an appeal from Cancer Research UK to help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. He got stuck into work as a volunteer at the charity’s shop on the High Street in Sevenoaks recently to play his part and show how local people can get involved.
Every year, around 43,100 people are diagnosed with cancer in the South East and predictions show that the number of people with cancer in the UK is set to rise steeply by 2030. Michael 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 shops 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 in Sevenoaks, who are enabling the charity’s doctors and scientists to keep making huge advances in the battle against the disease.”
“While more of us will be diagnosed with cancer in the 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. I want to encourage people to show their support in any way they can, whether it’s donating or buying from the charity’s shops, volunteering for a few hours a week, or signing up for a sporting challenge like Race for Life.
Cancer Research UK’s Area Manager, Elaine Hutchins said: “Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, every hour and every person, so we hope people in Sevenoaks will really get behind us.”