ANGLESEY MP Albert Owen is putting his support behind efforts to help combat cancer.

Mr Owen met staff and volunteers at the Cancer Research charity’s Holyhead shop on Friday, May 17.

According to the MP, the latest predictions show that the number of people with cancer in the UK is set to rise steeply by 2030.

Mr Owen has joined forces with Cancer Research UK to help accelerate the progress the charity is making, and to highlight the power of research in beating the disease,

He said: “I’m delighted to support my local Cancer Research UK shop and to find out more about the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.

“Research is cancer’s number one enemy, and it is people like the dedicated volunteers I met at the shop, who are enabling the charity’s researchers to keep making huge advances in the battle against the disease.

“While more of us will be diagnosed with cancer in future, there is good news. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, Cancer Research UK’s work is helping to ensure more men, women and children survive the disease.

"I’m calling on the local community to help Cancer Research UK to beat cancer sooner.”

He is encouraging people to support the charity in any way they can, whether it’s donating or buying from the shop, volunteering for a few hours a week, or signing up for a sporting challenge.

Cancer Research UK’s Holyhead shop manager Ceri Seeley said: “Every donation made, every hour volunteered and every person who supports Cancer Research UK takes us closer to beating cancer sooner.

“We hope the people of Holyhead will really get behind us. In particular, we’re looking for new volunteers in the shop and of course we’re always looking for people to donate more items.

“It’s great to have the support of Albert Owen MP with raising awareness, as there’s still so much more we need to do to ensure no-one’s life is cut short by cancer.

"But by boosting support and funding now, the best research teams will be able to develop better ways to prevent, control and cure the disease and help save many more lives.”

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