19 May 2015
What? Macmillan’s House of Lords vs. House of Commons Tug of War fundraising event
When? Tuesday 2 June 2015 - doors at 5.30pm, event starts at 7pm
Where? Westminster College Gardens, Westminster Abbey, London
MPs: Final names TBC
Lords: Lord Dobbs of Wylye, Lord Collins of Highbury, Lord Addington, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Lord Bilimoria, Lord Faulks, Lord Kennedy of Southwark, Lord Paddick, Lord St John of Bletso
N.B. Journalists and photographers are welcome to attend, but must confirm attendance in advance to obtain a permit
Lords and MPs get roped in for Macmillan Cancer Support
A selection of Lords and newly-elected MPs are limbering up for the 29th year of Macmillan Cancer Support’s legendary House of Lords vs. House of Commons Tug of War event, which will take place on Tuesday 2 June 2015 in the Westminster College Gardens.
The annual event, which sees Lords and MPs at either end of the rope, has become a staple event of the Westminster social calendar – and will this year be compèred by BBC Radio 5 live's Chief Political Correspondent John Pienaar.
Confirmed participants include rival city firms, fire crews, and event sponsors Taylor Wimpey vs. Associated British Ports who will all be battling it out in the name of charity, as well as the highlight of the evening when the Lords take on the Commons.
Since the inaugural event in 1987, Macmillan’s Tug of War event has raised over £3million to help ensure that no one faces cancer alone and now that there are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK, these funds are more vital than ever.
The Tug of War matches will be accompanied by a drinks and canapé reception, and followed by a silent auction as well as other fundraising initiatives. Tickets for Macmillan’s Tug of War event are still available and can be purchased at £100 per ticket by calling 020 7840 4800
or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors:
Journalists and photographers are welcome to attend, but must confirm attendance in advance to obtain a permit.
For further information or for a permit, please contact email@example.com
or call 0207 840 4974
(out of hours 07801 307068
About Macmillan Cancer Support
When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything and we’re here to support you through. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’ll be there. We’ll help you make the choices you need to take back control, so you can start to feel like yourself again.
No one should face cancer alone. For support, information or if you just want to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00
(Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk
Full list of participants of Tug of War (as per 19th May 2015)
Final names TBC
Lord Dobbs of Wylye and Lord Collins of Highbury
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Lord Kennedy of Southwark
Lord St John of Bletso