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Alison attended the Silver Star Diabetes Health Challenge, at the House of Commons last week.

At the event she took the quick and easy diabetes test to help raise awareness of the need for the public to test for the condition and met special guest Hugh Quarshie, who plays Dr. Ric Griffin in BBC’s Holby City and was joining in with raising awareness.

As part of the challenge, MPs were issued with a Pedometer that will measure the amount of steps taken on a chosen day until World Diabetes Day on 14th November 2014, to see who can take the most steps.
Every four minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with diabetes and consequently the NHS spends £1 million an hour on diabetes and its related complications. Currently 3.2 million people in the UK people live with the condition, and an estimated 1 million people may have diabetes without knowing it.

You can learn about the work of Silver Star here: http://www.silverstaruk.org 

Alison said: “I have been wearing my pedometer most days since I met Hugh Quarshie and the Silver Star team. The most steps I took was 11,000 on Saturday whilst I was out in the constituency knocking and doors and talking to people. Taking the challenge has really made me think about the need to be active each day and to maybe walk that extra set of stairs rather than take the lift each time. I hope more people will think about testing for diabetes and I was more than happy to raise awareness about the importance of testing in Plymouth."

Alison takes on the Pedometer Challenge to support Diabetes Awareness in Plymouth

Alison attended the Silver Star Diabetes Health Challenge, at the House of Commons last week.

breast_cancer.jpgAlison has joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink day.

The theme of wear it pink this year is to ‘look good, do good’ in support of breast cancer research. On Friday 24th October people across the country will come together to find fun and stylish ways to wear pink in the office, at home or at school. Donations raised by this year’s fashion inspired event will go to Breast Cancer Campaign to fund lifesaving breast cancer research.

Alison said: “Every year in the UK around 50,000 women and 400 men are diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, 12,000 women and 80 men die from this disease each year. This is why we need to support Breast Cancer Campaign’s fundraising efforts to support world-class breast cancer research that saves and improves lives, giving people quicker diagnoses and more effective treatments. I hope you’ll all join me by wearing it pink on Friday 24th October and showing your support for breast cancer research.”

Wear it pink on Friday 24 October to support Breast Cancer Campaign’s lifesaving research. For more information or to register for wear it pink and receive your fundraising pack visit www.wearitpink.org.

Join Alison and Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Alison has joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink day.

Having written to residents in the Ernesettle area regarding recent proposals for the construction of a second incinerator in her constituency, Alison Seabeck, MP for Plymouth Moor View, was delighted by the substantial response she received and wants to thanks all those that have given her their feedback.

Alison Seabeck MP said: “Public response to the request I sent out for views on the proposed waste burner in Ernesettle has been phenomenal. I’ve received well over a hundred responses by post, email, facebook, phone and in person, when I’ve been in the area seeking views.

“There is very deep unhappiness and people are asking all sorts of questions, particularly about the need for a second incinerator when we have significant capacity in the City already. Are we being dumped on?  

“There are issues specific to traffic and the number of lorry movements.  The company are saying 4 deliveries an hour, well that in itself is 8 lorry movements in and out every hour.  The pollution from those vehicles combined with existing and planned developments in Ernesettle is not acceptable. I have ensured that all the views expressed to me have been fed into the planners.  This is clearly a council matter but I know that the people of Ernesettle have ‘rolled their sleeves up’ for a fight on this and I will be standing four square with them.”

“Groups are meeting regularly in and around the area and there will be further public meetings, but this early feedback has been incredibly helpful to the case I can make to the Council.”

 

 

MP thanks local residents for phenomenal response to incinerator proposal

Having written to residents in the Ernesettle area regarding recent proposals for the construction of a second incinerator in her constituency, Alison Seabeck, MP for Plymouth Moor View, was delighted...


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