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Briggs welcomes unification of UK’s leading bowel cancer charities.

News release from Miles Briggs:

Briggs welcomes unification of UK’s leading bowel cancer charities.

Miles Briggs, Lothian MSP and the Shadow Health Secretary, is welcoming the news that the UK’s two leading bowel cancer charities, Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer, have announced they are uniting to form a new single charity. The new charity will be led by Deborah Alsina MBE and its new name and brand will be unveiled next year. Miles has today tabled a Parliamentary motion about the charities’ merger.

Speaking today Miles, who is also a Co-Convenor of the Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Cancer, said:

“ The pooling of resources and expertise by these two cancer charities has the potential to create a new, stronger and even more dynamic cancer charity dedicated to increasing bowel cancer survival rates in Scotland and the UK.

“ I look forward to working closely with the new charity in 2018 and wish all its staff and supporters every success as we look to reduce the impact of what is the second biggest cause of cancer deaths in the UK.”

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* Please see below a copy of the motion as tabled by Miles at Parliament today.

Motion Number: S5M-09711
Lodged By: Miles Briggs
Date Lodged: 20/12/2017

Title: Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer Unite to Form New Charity

Motion Text:

That the Parliament welcomes the news that the two charities, Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer, are joining together to form a new charity, which it understands will become the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity; notes that Deborah Alsina MBE has been appointed as the CEO of the new charity and a new name and brand will be unveiled later in 2018; notes that bowel cancer remains the UK’s second biggest cancer killer and that the disease is preventable, treatable and curable; believes that the integration of the charities’ activity, teams, networks and support bases will create a stronger and even more effective organisation, and wishes the new charity every success in 2018 and beyond as it aims to transform bowel cancer survival rates and achieve a world where no-one dies of bowel cancer.

Miles Briggs