Cancer charity staff and volunteers praised by AM

Wrexham’s Assembly Member is backing a call from Cancer Research UK to help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Lesley Griffiths AM met staff and volunteers at the charity’s Wrexham shop to show her support and hear how local people can aid the cause.

Predictions suggests the number of people with cancer in the UK is set to rise steeply by 2030.

That’s why the AM has joined forces with Cancer Research UK to help accelerate the progress the charity is making and highlight the power of research in beating the disease.

She said: “It’s shocking to think 1 in 2 people born in the UK after 1960 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime.”

“The pioneering work undertaken by Cancer Research UK is invaluable but every step made towards beating cancer relies on vital donations from the public.”

“It was good to catch up with the team in Wrexham who do a fantastic job.  No matter how big or small, all contributions are gratefully received and I hope local residents continue to play their part by supporting this worthwhile cause.”

People can support the charity in a number of ways, whether its donating or buying from the shop, volunteering for a few hours a week or signing up for a sporting challenge.

Cancer Research UK’s Wrexham shop manager, Carol, said: “Like many shops on high streets up and down the land, we are experiencing challenging times as passing trade is noticeably falling.”

“At the moment we have 18 volunteers who are working very hard but we always need more.  We get 80 bags a week donated to us, we have loads of stock, but we rely on volunteers to help sort it.”