MP Barclay takes over Churchill Room at House of Commons for World Cancer Research Fund afternoon tea

Steve Barclay MP.Picture: Steve Williams.

Steve Barclay MP.Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

MP Steve Barclay hosted an afternoon tea in the House of Commons in aid of the World Cancer Research Fund.

About 70 guests gathered in the historic Churchill Room and tucked into scones, fruit tartlets and finger sandwiches, while supporters spoke about the importance of preventing cancer.

World Cancer Research Fund supports cancer prevention research and encourages people to lead healthy lifestyles to reduce their cancer risk.

Mr Barclay said: “The World Cancer Research Fund plays a fundamental role in funding cancer prevention research and educating the public about how to protect themselves from the disease.

“The growing cancer burden is a significant public health issue, with an estimated 14.1 million cancer cases recorded globally in 2012.

“It’s great to see the work that is being done to prevent and control cancer by encouraging people to make healthier lifestyle choices.’

Paul Fretwell, head of fundraising, said: “We’re grateful to Mr Barclay for helping us hold this event.

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“We wanted to show our supporters just how much we appreciate their help, and to be able to give them a healthy high tea in the House of Commons was a fantastic way to do it.”

To support World Cancer Research Fund, or for more information on cancer prevention, go to or call 0207 343 4200.