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Diaspora champion Priti Patel to scale O2 in aid of cancer charity.

Priti Patel. M.P. for Whitham in Essex at Portcullis House. . . 7/7/11 by Paul Vicente/Sunday Times

As the daughter of an Indian migrant from Uganda  and a woman, cabinet minister Priti Patel has overcome innumerable challenges to get to where she is.

And now Mrs Patel – Prime Minister David Cameron’s Indian Diaspora Champion – is set to undertake what is arguably her biggest challenge yet, climbing East London’s iconic O2 in aid of two charities that specialize in helping the more than 4000 children in the UK who live with cancer.

Mrs Patel, the MP for Witham and Minister of State for Employment, will be joined by Witham Town Mayor Bill Rose and 14 others for the climb in aid of Brainwave – Witham and Children with Cancer (UK).

Both charities are known for their outstanding work in support of children and their families, helping children with disabilities and additional needs to achieve greater independence, and fighting to treat the 4,000 children and young people who are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK, through investment in research and treatment.

Also joining the walk will be Gerry Gould from Brainwave – Witham and Maddy Alton from Children With Cancer (UK) at Gt. Ormond Street along with Town Councillors and Town Hall staff.

If you would like to support the initiative, donations can be made to the Witham Town Council- Mayors Appeal by:

Bank Transfer to Account No: 07645165 Sort Code: 30 – 91 – 85.

Alternately, personal or business cheques can be made out to Witham Town Council – Mayors Appeal and sent to Dee Halliday, Witham Town Hall, 61 Newland Street, Witham, Essex, CM8 2FE.

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