Category: Press Releases

Member of Parliament for Easington

Grahame Morris MP urges East Durham communities to apply for National Lottery funding to explore the heritage of the First World War

Grahame Morris MP is urging his constituents to consider applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund for community projects to learn more about the First World War. Thanks to National Lottery players, HLF’s First World War: then and now programme is making small, community grants available until 2019. It provides grants of £3,000 to £10,000 enabling…
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November 16, 2017 0

Grahame Morris celebrates local Charity Trustees’ Week 2017

During Trustees’ Week 2017, Grahame Morris MP for Easington, is thanking charity trustees for their dedicated work in running local charities and serving the community. Trustees’ Week runs from 13-17 November 2017. There are 4877 charities operating in the North-East, offering a number of essential services both locally and nationally. Trustees, most of whom are volunteers,…
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November 14, 2017 0

Charities and industry warn loss of funding for repairs and replacements of gas heating appliances will kill this winter

Two charities are today warning that a loss of funding for repairs and replacements of gas heating appliances will badly damage thousands of people’s health, well-being and kill this winter. They claim there is now virtually no support provided nationally from current schemes, despite one in ten households not being able to afford to service,…
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November 9, 2017 0

Grahame Morris MP on Purple Alert to change the future for people affected by pancreatic cancer in Easington

Grahame Morris MP has pledged to get on Purple Alert this November for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month to help transform the lives of people affected by pancreatic cancer in Easington. At a Pancreatic Cancer UK drop-in event at Westminster, Grahame Morris MP heard that 93 per cent of people diagnosed will not survive five years…
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November 7, 2017 0

New Universal Credit Support Hub Launched at East Durham College

East Durham College, based in Peterlee, has launched a new scheme to help students and those from the surrounding area to understand the changes that the government’s new Universal Credit scheme will bring. The Universal Credit Hub aims to ease the worries of people who rely on benefits and to help them understand how the…
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October 30, 2017 0

LOCAL MP BACKS CAMPAIGN FOR BETTER POST-TRANSPLANT CARE

Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, has backed a campaign by blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, calling for better care for people recovering from a stem cell transplant. Despite stem cell transplant patients often being known as “patients for life” due to the long-term side-effects of the treatment, many patients are not receiving adequate support for…
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October 16, 2017 0

Grahame Morris says #HelloYellow on World Mental Health Day

This World Mental Health Day Grahame Morris MP for Easington is saying #HelloYellow to show young people they’re not alone when it comes to their mental health. YoungMinds, the UK’s leading children and young people’s mental health charity, is encouraging communities, schools and offices across the country to wear something yellow this World Mental Health…
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October 10, 2017 0

Meeting with the Charities Aid Foundation at conference

Grahame Morris, Member of Parliament for Easington attended the Charities Aid Foundation’s ‘soft power station’ at the Labour Party Conference recently to discuss the role that the UK’s soft power can have in amplifying global civil society.  CAF recently published a report which explores the potential impact that the UK Government could generate by investing…
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October 4, 2017 0

Grahame Morris MP calls on Chancellor to Keep Pubs Afloat

Easington MP Grahame Morris has joined with representatives of the UK’s beer drinkers, pub goers, brewers and publicans to urge the Chancellor to keep pubs afloat in the Autumn Budget. Morris was one of over 50 MPs to add their voice to the campaign, calling on the Chancellor to give serious consideration to introducing an…
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September 14, 2017 0

Grahame poses in pink at Westminster to support Breast Cancer Now’s vital research

Grahame Morris MP for Easington, has dressed in pink to lend his support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20 October and raise vital funds for breast cancer research. Grahame is encouraging his constituents…
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September 13, 2017 0