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This year cervical screening attendance in England dropped to a 21-year low. The test is the best protection against cervical cancer yet over one in four women are not attending this potentially life-saving test.
We know one day we can make cervical cancer a disease of the past and want to get there as soon as possible but we can’t do it alone.
Please ask your MP to drop in to our Cervical Cancer Prevention Week awareness event, which has been kindly sponsored by Helen Whately MP.
We have put together a draft letter that you can personalise and send to your MP (either by post or email) to ask them to support our efforts to increase cervical screening uptake and help to save more lives.
You can find out your MP and their contact address and email address here by typing your postcode into the ‘keywords’ section here: https://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/
Act now to prevent cervical cancer. Contact your MP today.
You can also tweet your MP:
Hi @MP. Please support @JoTrust and Cervical Cancer Prevention Week by attending their drop in event on 22 January and finding out how we can getting closer to a future where no one dies from cervical cancer. Find out more here: jostrust.org.uk/mp
NAME OF MP
ADDRESS OR EMAIL ADDRESS
Dear NAME OF MP,
We know we can make cervical cancer a disease of the past and want to get there as soon as possible but we can’t do it alone.
I live in your constituency at [INSERT ADDRESS] and I am writing to ask you to attend a Cervical Cancer Prevention Week photocall drop-in, organised by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and kindly sponsored by Helen Whately MP.
The event will take place on Tuesday 22nd January from 10am until 12pm in Room P, Portcullis House.
It’s a great opportunity to show your support for preventing cervical cancer in our constituency and get the latest statistics. You can also show your support for their #SmearForSmear campaign!
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the UK’s leading cervical cancer charity. They raise awareness about how cervical cancer can be prevented and campaign for best care and treatment for those affected.
[INSERT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR REASONS FOR SUPPORTING THE CHARITY]
As you may know, cervical screening uptake in England is at a 21-year low with more than a quarter of women not taking up their screening appointment. This means that more women are being given a cervical cancer diagnosis that could have been prevented.
I am passionate about the need to raise awareness about the importance of screening, and believe that more should be done in local areas to encourage women to attend their appointments. The charity will have the latest cervical screening attendance statistics for our area, as well as information about uptake of the HPV vaccination.
Cervical cancer can be prevented. With your help, we can get one step closer to eradicating this disease and saving the lives of thousands of women.
If you are able to join Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust for the Cervical Cancer Prevention Week drop-in, please could your office contact [email protected] to let them know.
Thank you for your support.
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