I have been contact my a number of constituents who have requested that, if elected, I become a Breast Cancer Ambassador. Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer are uniting this spring to become the leading national breast cancer charity. The charities are committed to improving the treatment, support and care of people affected by breast cancer. The campaigning work is guided and informed by the views and experiences of people living with breast cancer. Breast Cancer Ambassadors take action for people affected by breast cancer in the constituency and do what they can to help to put an end to women dying from this disease. For example, I could raise the issue of breast cancer with our local health bodies and attend events in Parliament or in our constituency.
I know that Breast Cancer is a disease which touches so many lives and families and I would like to do what I can to help those affected, so yesterday I decided to promise to become a Breast Cancer Ambassador. This morning, I received the following confirmation:
I just wanted to reply on Mia’s behalf to say thank you so much for your response, it’s fantastic to hear that you’d like to become a Breast Cancer Ambassador in the next Parliament.
We’ve noted your response and we will be in touch with Ambassadors after the election to suggest a variety of ways in which you can take action to help us to overcome breast cancer throughout the next Parliament. If you have any questions or would like any more information before then, please just let me know.
Thank you again, we’re so grateful to have your support and look forward to working with you in the future.
Policy and Campaigns Assistant
Yesterday (2nd November) was the day, which to my mind had come around all too soon. Full of trepidation, I was strapped up and helmeted, then made my ascent up the steps to the top of the Transporter Bridge with two other people, all of us determined to fulfill our promises to abseil off the Transporter Bridge and raise money for Butterwick Hospice, a worthy local charity.
The higher we climbed, the windier it got, and at the top we attached ourselves to the railings so we didn’t get blown off. I edged my way over to the precipice when it was my turn, glancing anxiously at the fastenings to make sure they were all done up properly, as you do.
The most scary bit was when you climb over the edge and start to descend. But once I got going, it was just pure, unadultered fun. Never mind being 50, I felt more like I was five as I plummeted to earth more quickly that Ed Miliband’s ratings after eating a bacon sandwich.
There’s a video below, and a photo gallery with some of the other lovely people present at the event.
There’s still time to donate to Butterwick Hospice, by visiting Just Giving or you can text UKIP99 £2 to 70070 to donate £2.
LOCAL POLITICIAN KEEPS PROMISE SHOCK!
UKIP’S MANDY BOYLETT TO THROW HERSELF OFF BRIDGE
It sounds like a voter’s dream come true, doesn’t it? A politician keeping a promise AND flinging themselves off a high structure. Two birds with one stone,in fact!
But at the risk of disappointing some by being attached to a secure fitting, UKIP’s PPC for Stockton North, Mandy Boylett will be benefitting one of Teesside’s most deserving charities, when she abseils down the side of our iconic Transporter Bridge on Sunday November 2nd.
Although it’s a frightening prospect, Mandy Boylett feels she cannot back out, having made a cast iron promise to raise money for the Butterwick Hospice to her family and friends. She’s a firm believer that charity begins at home.
Mandy added: “In addition to throwing myself into my campaign to get elected as UKIP MP for Stockton North next year, I’m throwing myself off the Transporter Bridge to raise money for Butterwick Hospice, a charity close to my heart.”
You can make donations online by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/Mandy-Boylett/ or text UKIP99 £5 to 70070 to sponsor her for £5.