28 April 2017
New badges for hidden health conditions makes ‘transport one less worry’ for people living with cancer
Responding to Transport for London’s introduction of badges for people with hidden health conditions, Macmillan Cancer Support’s Treatment and Recovery Programme Lead Dany Bell said:
“Countless people are receiving cancer treatments and living with the immediate and longer term effects, such as chronic pain, fatigue and other invisible symptoms. This can make daily tasks, such as travelling on public transport, exceptionally uncomfortable and rather nerve-wracking.
“Whether they are travelling to hospital appointments or running errands, these badges mean people with cancer can now board busy trains and buses with confidence, knowing they will get a seat and making transport one less worry.”
For further information, please contact:
Laura Routledge, Press Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
0207 091 2063 (out of hours 07801 307068)
Notes to Editors:
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