We’re taking our campaign to Holyrood, Edinburgh

At Leukaemia Care, we have been campaigning for better financial support for leukaemia, MDS and MPN patients and their families. The next step in our campaign involves going to Downing Street so that our voices are heard by the decision makers.

Published: 14th March 2023

The #LeukaemiaLevy campaign aims to draw attention to the financial impact that a leukaemia diagnosis can have on patients, particularly amidst the ongoing cost of living crisis.

To further address these difficulties, we have taken our campaign straight to the doors of Bute House. Leukaemia Care has sent a letter to the incoming First Minster, encouraging them to put the need of leukaemia patients to the top of their priorities as they settle into their new job. 

We will also be meeting with Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) outside of Parliament at Holyrood, asking members to join us in urging the Government to provide more support for leukaemia patients. 

We believe that it is essential to provide more support for leukaemia patients who are facing financial difficulties as a result of their diagnosis. We urge the governments across the UK to take action and provide the necessary support to help alleviate the financial burden on these patients.

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 Holyrood. 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.”

Our campaign is just the beginning, and we hope 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?

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For more information about our campaign or to get involved, please contact us at campaigns@leukaemiacare.org.uk

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