Posts tagged Health
Sharon Hodgson MP Nominated for Holiday Hunger Campaign

Sharon Hodgson MP is nominated for her work on ensuring that children have meals during school breaks. Ms Hodgson has been a prominent voice in campaigns for children to have a decent meal during school break, after successfully securing commitment from the Prime Minister in protecting free school meals for children.

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Keith Vaz MP Nominated for Diabetes Charity Silver Star

Keith Vaz MP for Leicester East is shortlisted for the Grassroot Diplomat Initaitive Award for founding of diabetes charity, Silver Star. Silver Star seeks to raise awareness of diabetes through advocacy and delivery of free diabetes testing and lifestyle advice to the general public. Diabetes can be a killer when undiagnosed, and can lead to devastating complications including lower limb amputation, blindness and cardiovascular disease.

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Julie Cooper MP Nominated for Campaign to Save the Chai Centre

Julie Cooper MP for Burnley has been nominated for the campaign to save vital community centre, the Chai Centre in Stoneyholme. The Chai Centre is described as an open access healthy living centre for the community with a café, gym and sauna. The centre is in one of the most deprived parts of town and provides the local community, with facilities that bring people together in one of the most positive ways. The centre has become a casualty of cuts.

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Baroness Finlay Puts Life Before Death

A licensed doctor and member of the House of Lords, Baroness Finlay has successfully stitched together issues of medicine and politics by dedicating herself to improving care for the terminally ill. It is for this reason she has been awarded the Grassroot Diplomat Honouree for Palliative Care and Organ Donor Option.  

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Laura Sandys MP Recognised for National Epilepsy Awareness

A passionate and dedicated campaigner, Member of Parliament for South Thanet Laura Sandys has been nominated for her ongoing work on epilepsy awareness. Having epilepsy herself, Ms Sandys has a deep understanding regarding the concerns surrounding this issue and has consistently been pushing the debate through parliament.  

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Stourbridge MP Margot James Brings Inhalers Back to School

Ms James has been nominated for spearheading a major campaign to improve emergency asthma care in schools across the country. Asthma is the most common condition amongst children with an average of 2 children in every school classroom suffering from it. The Medicines Act 1968 prohibited inhalers being kept for generic use, providing an exemption for the armed forces, RNLI and mountain rescue teams only. 

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Baroness Ilora Finlay Nominated for Work on Palliative Care and the Organ Donor Option

A licensed doctor, Baroness Finlay has dedicated much of her career to improving the care of the terminally ill. When she became a life peer, her focus turned to ensuring that major health legislation improved patient care, and on tobacco control. This included her proposals to ban smoking in public places, which subsequently became law nationwide, and the Sunbed Act to ensure sunbeds are supervised and not used by those under 18 years of age.

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Welsh Autism Champion Councillor Elin Walker Jones Nominated for Award

Councillor Elin Walker Jones of Cyngor Gwynedd Council has been shortlisted under the Social Driver category for the 2nd Annual Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award. The Councillor is nominated for championing the cause of people with autism in the county.

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Former Camden Mayor Councillor Abdul Quadir Abseiled His Way into Award Nomination

Former Mayor of Camden Councillor Abdul Quadir has been shortlisted under the Social Driver category for the 2nd Annual Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award. The Councillor is nominated for his tireless campaign in raising awareness and funds for his chosen charity, Action on Hearing Loss.

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Robert Buckland MP Award Nomination for Special Educational Needs Activism

Robert Buckland MP of South Swindon has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Awardunder the Policy Driver category in demonstrating an outstanding commitment to children with special educational needs both nationally and locally.

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