Halfon Backs Hospice “Peoples Millions” Campaign
Politics / Mon 25th Nov 2013 am30 10:52am
LOCAL MPs including Harlow’s Robert Halfon are joining staff and volunteers at St Clare Hospice in calling for the public to vote for their peoples million campaign, a spokesperson for the hospice said, “They are the experts when it comes to winning the public’s vote so it’s fantastic that our local MPs are backing our People’s Millions campaign. We will be out and about canvassing for the community’s support come voting day on Wednesday, November 27 when we will be urging people to pick up the phone and help us win £50,000 for our ‘Space to Breathe’ garden.”
Robert Halfon, the MP for Harlow, said, “St Clare Hospice provides very important support to individuals affected by terminal illnesses and their families. Through the excellent care and assistance they provide they make sure that nobody is left facing such a terrible experience alone.I encourage all Harlow people to vote for St Clare in the People’s Millions and help them in their work.”
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles MP, who has represented constituents in Ongar since 1992, said: “I have long been a supporter of the work done by St Clare Hospice to help people from my constituency and their families in times of great worry and sadness.
“Their fundraising efforts are legendary and, having jingled the starting bells at the annual Santa Run last year, I know just how many people are willing to do the daftest things to ensure St Clare Hospice has the funds to continue to help those who need its wonderful services.”
Uttlesford’s MP Sir Alan Haselhurst, the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, added, “This is a wonderful opportunity for St Clare Hospice, which does such wonderful work in our community. I hope that as many people as possible will remember to vote on Wednesday, November 27.”