Dame Anne was delighted to be invited to Momentum Skills on to field questions from their service users, who suffer from acquired brain injury. She said: “I always welcome the opportunity to meet with groups in my constituency to listen to the issues that concern them and our discussion ranged from topics such as the licensing of mobility scooters to the forthcoming referendum on independence. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and I would like to thank Momentum for inviting me along.”
Liz Howarth, Momentum Vocational Tutor said: “The service users from Momentum invested a lot of time and hard work researching and preparing for Anne’s visit. This provoked lots of exciting discussions on key issues ranging from local concerns such as Union Terrace Gardens to national issues including immigration and national service.
“But more than this, it’s essential that service users at Momentum have the opportunity to engage with the politicians and decision makers that make the policies that affect them. The Welfare Reforms are inevitably going to have an impact on our Service Users, and as Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, Dame Anne Begg is well placed to take on board the concerns of our clients.”
Following the visit, Momentum Client Billy Little stated: “I enjoyed Anne Begg’s visit to Momentum, to debate on why all the political parties are scared to put up a referendum on the EU. Her views were enlightening to me even though I disagreed with them.
“However, for me, the most interesting and enlightening debate was one we had on Assisted Suicide. This was because she showed the obstacles that surround this topic and how sensitive the subject is and the different problems all the politicians face on the subject.”
Dame Anne is backing the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s award winning fundraiser, wear it pink day – and she wants constituents to join her.
Now in its 10th year, wear it pink, on Friday 26th October 2012 will see supporters from all over the country in schools, colleges and businesses embracing the event’s new theme, superheroes. The theme stems from the charity’s belief that everybody who joins the fight – from people affected by breast cancer, to Breast Cancer Campaign scientists and all wear it pink participants – is a superhero.
Breast Cancer Campaign is asking everyone to pull on something pink and donate £2.00, whether it’s a superhero cape, pink socks or pink pants you wear over your tights, you can help the charity achieve its target of raising £2 million, so they can continue to fund ground-breaking research.
Join the hundreds of thousands of people who take part in wear it pink every year. With your help Breast Cancer Campaign can improve survival rates for the one in eight women who experience breast cancer during their lifetime.
Dame Anne Begg MP says “Every year in the UK, around 48,000 women and 340 men are diagnosed with breast cancer. This is why we all need to support wear it pink day on 26th October, so that Breast Cancer Campaign can continue to fund research which will one day lead to a cure.”
To take part in the UK’s original and best pink day visit wearitpink.co.uk and register to receive your free fundraising pack now. Vanish is backing the fight against breast cancer for the third year running by raising an incredible £250,000 for wear it pink.