A NORTH-East charity campaigner has taken part in a day of action at Westminster.

Nicola McCann, Durham School’s marketing director, was one of more than 100 Cancer Research UK Ambassadors who attended the event aimed at urging MPs to support the charity’s ambition to help more people survive cancer.

Half of people diagnosed with cancer in the UK today will survive for at least a decade, compared to a quarter in the early 1970s.

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Cancer Research UK hopes to increase that rate to 75 per cent.

The 52-year-old said: “I’m really excited to have taken part in Cancer Research UK’s day of action because I know that this is a great way to help make a difference.

“I feel passionate about supporting Cancer Research’s work. So many people are diagnosed with cancer and it’s vital that we do all we can to help save more lives.”