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4 days till radiotherapy march - MP issues rallying cry

February 28, 2012 9:49 AM

Tim at the new cancer unitSouth Lakes MP Tim Farron has today sent out a rallying cry for as many people as possible to join him in a march through the centre of Kendal in a bid to bring radiotherapy services to Westmorland General.

The march is meeting at Abbot Hall park, setting off just after 12:30pm ontoDowkers Laneand Highgate before finishing at the Birdcage. The plan is then to hold a rally at the Birdcage and then formally hand over the petition to health bosses. Professor John Ashton,Cumbria's Director of Public Health will receive the petition on behalf of the NHS.

Tim said: "This Saturday I hope that thousands of local residents will join with me to march for a radiotherapy centre. I am doing this in memory of my mum who sadly died of cancer and for the hundreds of people in the South Lakes who have to do a two hour round trip to Preston for radiotherapy. I hope that NHS bosses will listen to our call and help end this gruelling trek for vital treatment - with your help on Saturday we can bring radiotherapy to Kendal."