Moray MP Douglas Ross joined MPs from across the UK on World Cancer Day (4th February), as Westminster received a special makeover to mark the global event.
Douglas said: “I know that we have so many dedicated fundraisers in Moray who support cancer charities and I was pleased to be able to show my support for them and those affected by cancer at the World Cancer Day event in Westminster, which saw Parliament illuminated in the pink and blue colours of Cancer Research UK.
“World Cancer Day helps to raise awareness of the scale of the challenge and the role we can all play in the fight against the disease. Cancer affects us all and we have to work together to beat it, not just the hard-working researchers and NHS staff who help to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
“Small actions really can make a big difference to the lives of people affected by cancer, and I applaud everyone in Moray who show their support for cancer charities all year round.”
Nick Grant, Executive Director for Policy and Information at Cancer Research UK, said: “No single person, organisation or country is going to beat cancer on its own. If we are going to realise our ambition of 3 in 4 people surviving cancer by 2034, we must all work together to make faster progress.”
Cancer Research UK supporter Elaine Monro, who first came up with the idea to illuminate Westminster on World Cancer Day, added: “It’s so important to have support from across the political spectrum as we all work together to beat cancer.
“Cancer never sleeps, so we will never stop trying to think of new and creative ways to raise vital awareness and funds to beat this devastating disease.”