Sir George backs Breast Cancer Campaign
14 Jun 2011
Sir George with Geri Halliwell
Sir George with Geri Halliwell
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Sir George Young took time out for a special Strawberry Tea party in the House of Commons on Tuesday 14 June.

Arranged by Breast Cancer Care, the event was a chance for Sir George to find out more about the charity’s work supporting people affected by breast cancer and the issues that are important to the 50,000 people diagnosed with the disease each year.

And as well as sampling a superb selection of mouth-watering strawberry treats, Sir George also had the chance to meet some of the charity’s volunteers, who are instrumental in delivering its free support services in communities across the UK.

"I met campaigners from Hampshire who told me what was happening locally - and this was enormously helpful."

“I know that there will be countless families across my constituency who have been affected by breast cancer, either personally or through the experience of a friend, family member or work colleague."

Geri Halliwell, Breast Cancer Care’s Patron, urged anyone interested in supporting the charity to host their own Strawberry Tea.

“A Strawberry Tea with my best friends – how fabulous! And all to help Breast Cancer Care, what could be more fun?! Get all your guests to kindly make a donation, which helps Breast Cancer Care to support over 1.7 million people every year. Breast Cancer Care provides world class support, help and information to anyone affected by breast cancer.”

• To find out more about Breast Cancer Care’s Strawberry Tea this summer, visit or call 0870 164 9422.

Notes to editors

Breast Cancer Care is here for anyone affected by breast cancer. We bring people together, provide information and support, and campaign for improved standards of care. We use our understanding of people's experience of breast cancer and our clinical expertise in everything we do. Visit or call our free helpline on 0808 800 6000.

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