Cancer survivor MP Shapps backs research campaign

PUBLISHED: 12:00 17 February 2013

Grant Shapps MP visits his local Cancer Research UK shop in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire .Pictured with manager Dianne Gunner and volunteer Georgia Ormrod (15) - with shopper Naveen Grewal.

Grant Shapps MP visits his local Cancer Research UK shop in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire .Pictured with manager Dianne Gunner and volunteer Georgia Ormrod (15) - with shopper Naveen Grewal.

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AN MP who has survived cancer has thrown his weight behind a research campaign.

AN MP who has survived cancer has thrown his weight behind a research campaign.

Last week Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps called into Cancer Research UK’s WGC store to back the Research Kills Cancer campaign.

Mr Shapps was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 29 in 1999, and underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

He said: “There must be some stuff at home you don’t really need. Take it along to the shop.

“Better still, offer to work there for a few hours every week.”

And he added: “Having suffered from cancer myself and been lucky enough to survive it, I can’t praise highly enough a charity like Cancer Research UK, which is doing so much to help beat this disease.”

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