Dudley North MP Ian Austin is backing a small local charity who help people with Leukaemia and asking for more people to help.
The Leukaemia Unit Appeal Fund is a small Dudley charity which supports the Georgina Cancer Unit at Russell’s Hall Hospital. They help to fund new equipment, cancer nurses, staff training, educational scholarships, items for patients and special events for patients such as weddings and holidays.
Austin will be attending their AGM on Friday 1st March at Russell’s Hall Hospital. He will be thanking staff and volunteers for all of their hard work over the past 12 months and presenting two people with educational scholarships.
Austin will also be helping to raise awareness of their new initiative “Chemotherapy at Home” – which will allow patients whose conditions and drugs are suitable to receive their chemotherapy in the comfort of their own home from specially trained nursing staff.
Ian Austin said:
“I know the invaluable work The Leukaemia Unit Appeal Fund do to help local people so I was delighted to be able to go to their AGM and thank staff and volunteers for what they do.
“I’ll be donating to their new initiative “Chemotherapy at Home” from the Good Causes fund I set up when I refused to take the MPs’ pay rise, and I hope others will do the same