East Renfrewshire MP Paul Masterton gave his backing to Macmillan Cancer Support by attending an event in parliament.

The Conservative politician was among those who went along to a parliamentary coffee morning at which Macmillan chief executive Lynda Thomas set out how the charity is implementing a new strategy to help meet the growing needs of the increasing numbers of people living with cancer.

Mr Masterton said: “Macmillan’s coffee morning is a fantastic annual fixture in the parliamentary calendar and I was pleased to show my support at the event.

“The focus has always been on encouraging people to get together and talk about all the issues people living with cancer have to deal with.

“This year’s event provided a really important opportunity to hear more about the financial, physical and emotional challenges that people can face after finishing cancer treatment.

“I also welcomed the chance to learn more about the support that Macmillan offers to people affected by cancer. Whilst a cancer experience is always significant, life with cancer is still life and it was great to hear about how Macmillan supports people to live it in the best possible way.”