50 MP's accepted Sir George's invitation to a Big Breakfast at the House of Commons in aid of Cancer Research UK.
North West Hampshire MP Sir George Young tucked into a healthy breakfast at The House of Commons on Tuesday February 11th alongside fellow MPs as part of Cancer Research UK’s Britain’s Biggest All-Day Breakfast.
On Friday March 7th, Cancer Research UK hopes that thousands of people up and down the country will follow suit and host their own breakfast parties for family, friends and colleagues.
This is the fifth year that Britain’s leading cancer charity has been running Britain’s Biggest All-Day Breakfast. The aim is to raise vital funds for its pioneering cancer research as well as raising awareness about the importance of dietary fibre as a step towards good health. This year the charity hopes to raise £200,000.
Sir George Young MP said: "I was delighted to be invited to take part in Britain's Biggest All-Day Breakfast and all the MPs certainly tucked in!
"Lots of us skip breakfast but it's one of the most important meals of the day. By holding a breakfast party you can kick-start your day with a healthy breakfast and raise money for a good cause at the same time."
Susan Osborne, Cancer Research UK's Executive Director of Communications, says: "It is wonderful that so many MPs have joined us to toast the success of Britain's Biggest AII-Day Breakfast.
"On March 7 thousands of people across the country will be waking up to a good breakfast and supporting Cancer Research UK."
There is still time to join in the fun and all you have to do is make a breakfast date any time on Friday 7 March. By
suggesting your guests donate a minimum of £1 each to come to your party, you will be playing an essential role in this national awareness and fundraising event.
If you would like to take part in Britain's Biggest All Day Breakfast, call the breakfast hotline on 08701 602 040, register online at www.cancerresearchuk.org/alldaybreakfast or email bbadb@cancer .org.uk
Speaking at the function, which he hosted, Sir George said
"Every year, Cancer Research UK hold Britain's Biggest All-Day breakfast, and they have a parliamentary event to highlight the day in advance. This is the fifth year of the breakfast, and the target is £200,000 - vital for cancer research."
Speaking at the event, Sir George said
"Cancer affects one in three of us at some point in our lives and one in four people will die from the disease. Many MP's have
personal experience of cancer - both through work and otherwise -and are aware of the need for increased Government spend. We all
welcome the work of Cancer Research UK and recognise the need for closer collaboration and partnership.
There have been huge steps forward in the last few years but there is still much work to be done.
Britain's Biggest All-Day Breakfast will actually take place on March 7th so can I encourage all the MP's to host or attend a breakfast in your constituency."