Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell this week spent time with Cancer Research UK volunteers at their shop on Gosforth High Street.
Catherine saw first-hand the dedication and hard work of the local Cancer Research UK volunteers and staff at the Gosforth store, one of the 5 Cancer Research UK shops in the region.
Through the nearly 600 Cancer Research UK shops across the country, from high streets to out-of-town superstores, last year shops generated £80 million. This money all goes to fund life-saving research.
Catherine commented: “Around 2,800 people are diagnosed with cancer each year in Newcastle and Gateshead. Without the hard work of Cancer Research UK, and the money raised in their stores by staff and volunteers, as well as other fundraisers, the ground-breaking research funded by the charity would not be possible.
“As well as the vital role the Cancer Research UK shops play in raising much needed funds, they provide much needed information about cancer prevention and screening, and offer opportunities to learn new skills for volunteers. I was delighted to also learn about the apprenticeship opportunities that they offer in store.
“It was fantastic to visit the Gosforth shop to speak to staff and volunteers, as well as stock up early on some Cancer Research Christmas cards”