We need to make politicians and organisations sit up and take notice of sarcoma.
We are just one voice, but you are many. You can reach the people who can make decisions.
Let’s make them part of it.
Write to them
Write to your MP or representative in your own words. A small number of genuine messages is far more powerful than a lot of identical messages.
You can write directly to your representatives using WriteToThem.com. Fill in your postcode and the site will find your local MPs, councillors, MEPs and members of your devolved government (in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales).
Send a postcard
Postcard Pack: The postcards have two pre-printed messages, all you have to do is sign, fill in the name of the representative you want to reach and attach a stamp. If you prefer to send your own message, we’ve got two blank cards for you to use. See the 'Who to write to' section below for postal addresses for your representatives.
Help us put sarcoma on the agenda. Let us know who you’ve written to and if you get a response.
Together, we’ll make them part of it.
What should I say?
We need our representatives to understand that sarcoma is cancer and that it is affecting more people than they think.
- Tell them about you and how sarcoma has affected you.
- Tell them that we need new and better drugs and treatments.
- Tell them that we need to fund research into sarcoma.
- Send them to sarcoma.org.uk/partofit for more information.
Who to write to? *
Your MP: The MPs in the House of Commons are responsible for making laws in the UK and for overall scrutiny of all aspects of government. You can write to MPs at House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA.
Councillors: These are responsible for all aspects of local services and policy, including planning, transport, some roads, public rights of way, education, social services and libraries. You can find out who your councillors are and how to contact them at gov.uk.
MEPs: These represent you in the European Parliament. They scrutinise proposed European laws and the budget of the European Union, and provide oversight of its other decision-making bodies. Contact details are available at writetothem.com.
House of Lords: While they are not elected by you, they do have votes in Parliament. Contact individual members at House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW.
As well as the above, people in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have additional representatives:
MLAs: Members of the Legislative Assembly in the Northern Ireland Assembly have full authority over "transferred matters", which include agriculture, education, employment, the environment and health. Find your local Assembly member at the Northern Irish Assembly website.
MSPs: In Scotland, your Members of the Scottish Parliament are responsible for a wide range of devolved matters such as education, health, agriculture, justice and prisons. Find contact details for MSPs at the Scottish Parliament website.
AMs: Assembly Members in the National Assembly for Wales has a wide range of powers over areas including economic development, transport, finance, local government, health, housing and the Welsh Language. Contact details for Assembly Members are on the National Assembly for Wales website.
* Adapted from WriteToThem.com