Sir George attended a British Heart Foundation event, calling on the next Government to guarantee the future of the science budget in order to protect life saving research. "I met heart patient, Emily Sullivan, who is aged 8, for a science lesson which highlighted the importance of charities being able to continue to fund medical research. Emily told me that she has had 3 open heart surgeries, after being born with 3 large holes in her heart - a condition which more and more people are surviving because of BHF research".
Sir George joined MPs from all parties for the campaign, and thousands of people across the UK will be wearing red on February 6th for 'Wear it. Beat it', to help the BHF continue to fund life saving research.
"Charities are an essential part of the UK medical research environment, and the finance budget is vital to supporting their research. By funding the day-to-day running of the finance facilities, the next Government will ensure that researchers can concentrate on finding the next life saving cure. Constituents in North West Hampshire will benefit from continued investment in pioneering research."