Team CancerCare do Politics!

on Wednesday, 22 April 2015.

CancerCare and the Gateway Partnership group took part in a special charity Hustings event in Kendal yesterday.

We joined an audience made up of local volunteers, charity service users and voluntary sector staff to spend an afternoon griiling our 5 Parliamentary candidates (for the Westmorland & Londsdale Consituency)in a 'Question Time' style debate.

panel2The candidates were:

Dr Ann Myatt- Conservatives

Tim Farron -Liberal Democrats

Chris Loynes- Green

Alan Piper - UKIP

John Bateson- Labour

Team CancerCare!The event was organised by the Gateway Partnership Group with representaion from Age UK South Lakeland, Sight Advice South Lakes, South Lakeland Mind, South Lakeland Carers, Alzheimers Society, Citizens Advice Bureau, The Oaklea Trust, and Cumbria CVS & CancerCare!

There were lots of great questions from the audience over key themes including  third sector funding, the NHS and cuts to local services. (although we're not entirely convinced about some of the answers given!)

Overall, the event was a  fantastic opportunity for some of our clients & volunteers to have a voice on the issues that matter to them and it was great to be involved.

People Power!