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Leukaemia Care takes its #LeukaemiaLevy campaign to the doors of Downing Street


Leukaemia Care took its #LeukaemiaLevy campaign to the doors of

Downing Street

Leukaemia Care launched its #LeukaemiaLevy campaign earlier this month, urging the UK governments and energy companies for better financial support for leukaemia, MDS and MPN patients.

On Tuesday 14th March, Leukaemia Care took its campaign to the doors of decision-makers: Downing Street. Hand-delivering a letter to the Prime Minister asking for more support. In Scotland, they sent a letter to the First Minister and met with Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) outside of Parliament at Holyrood. 

Since launching #LeukaemiaLevy, Leukaemia Care joined Martin Lewis and MoneySavingExpert’s campaign calling for the energy price guarantee to extend beyond April 2023. Leukaemia Care is pleased to say that the Chancellor has since agreed to extend the energy price guarantee until the end of June, which was announced today as a part of the spring budget.

Leukaemia Care is proud to have been a part of this campaign which has seen one of its campaign aims achieved. However, more still needs to be done. 

The increasing energy bills and food costs, with the added outgoing of hospital travel, are significant concerns. 

Leukaemia Care’s CEO, Zack Pemberton-Whiteley, commented:

Many leukaemia patients are facing financial hardship as a result of their diagnosis, hardship which has been exacerbated by the cost-of-living crisis. As the UK’s leading leukaemia charity, we are now taking our #LeukaemiaLevy campaign to Downing Street. We urge the Government to take action to provide greater support for patients and their families. This cannot wait, the economic situation in the UK may improve, but without further support from the Government those affected by a leukaemia diagnosis will continue to be impacted by financial challenges long after the cost of living crisis ends.”

Leukaemia Care's campaign is just the beginning and hopes to continue advocating for leukaemia patients and their families beyond the cost of living crisis.

Do you agree that more financial support is needed for leukaemia patients?

Click the button below to sign Leukaemia Care's petition to improve financial support for leukaemia patients and the wider cancer community.

Sign the petition: https://www.leukaemiacare.org.uk/our-campaigns/leukaemialevy/leukaemialevy-petition/

For more information about the campaign or to get involved, please email: campaigns@leukaemiacare.org.uk

This campaign is just the beginning, and the hope is to continue advocating for leukaemia patients and their families beyond the cost of living crisis.

Leukaemia Care also has a range of services which can support patients, from counselling to buddy services, which help leukaemia patients at various stages of their journey. Find out more here https://www.leukaemiacare.org.uk/ contact advocacy@leukaemiacare.org.uk or call 08088 010 444. 

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About Leukaemia Care 

For over 50 years, we have been dedicated to ensuring that everyone affected receives the best possible diagnosis, information, advice, treatment and support.

We are here for everyone affected by leukaemia and related blood cancer types – such as myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). We believe in improving lives and being a force for change. 

To do this, we have to challenge the status quo and do things differently.

Find out more about Leukaemia Care here: www.leukaemiacare.org.uk