THE MP for Clwyd South has backed a national campaign at the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning held in the House of Parliament.

Simon Baynes MP was among more than 200 MPs who came together to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s campaign last week.

The charity used its well-loved coffee fundraiser to launch a new report “Cancer Nursing on the Line”.

The report calls for a Cancer Nurse Fund to invest in training the next generation of cancer nurses, something Mr Baynes says he is eager to support.

He said: “It is clear that specialist cancer nurses do an invaluable job in supporting people through their illness: from diagnosis, to treatment, and beyond.

“I was very pleased to support Macmillan Cancer Support and their World's Biggest Coffee Morning in the House of Commons.

“And I know from personal experience how much their care and support means to cancer sufferers as I lost both my parents and my father-in-law to cancer and Macmillan was of enormous help to my family in each case.

“I personally cannot thank them enough for all their incredible work.”

At the event, Mr Baynes spoke with Macmillan professionals and heard about the concerns of people living with cancer.

He has offered his support to people affected by the illness in the Clwyd South region.

“The residents of Clwyd South and North Wales deserve to get the very best out of cancer services, which are part of the devolved Welsh NHS,” he said.

“By continuing to work with Macmillan Cancer Support on the crucial issues they champion, I will seek to ensure that local people get the support that they deserve through their illness.

“If you or a loved one has been impacted by cancer, I would welcome hearing their experiences of living with cancer, the impact a diagnosis has had and how I might be able to help.

“I can be contacted on simon.baynes.mp@parliament.uk.”