All eyes will be on a local opticians and the MP for Cambridge as they highlight the importance of regular sight tests for all, to spot diseases such as glaucoma.
Daniel Zeichner MP met Kam Dhillon and Alison Lask from the Cambridgeshire Local Optical Committee this at A & I Lask Opticians.
Research by the RNIB shows that more than 27 per cent of the public (14 million people) do not have regular sight tests.
The opticians are urging people over the age of 40 to have their eyes tested every two years to check for signs of glaucoma which is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the UK.
The eye condition gives no warning symptoms but a simple eye test leading to early diagnosis can prevent blindness. It is mainly found in people over the age of 40 and risks increase with age so that one in ten people over the age of 80 are sufferers.
Daniel Zeichner MP said:“An eye test isn't just about getting glasses - think of it as an MOT for your eyes that could end up saving your sight."
All eyes will be on a local opticians and the MP for Cambridge as they highlight the importance of regular sight tests for all, to spot diseases such as glaucoma. Daniel...
Every year in the UK, 30,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. Sadly, just less than 1-in-10 survive. It’s time to take action.
As part of European Restart a Heart Day Daniel Zeichner MP visited The Oliver King Foundation at their launch event to show support.
Signing up to become a Defibrillator Champion for Cambridge Daniel said: “I am proud to become a lifesaving Defibrillator Champion for Cambridge. It is vital that we take action to prevent any loss of life where one can be saved.”
Jake Morrison, Chief Executive of The Oliver King Foundation said:
“We are delighted that Daniel Zeichner MP has signed up as a Defibrillator Champion. It is important that we spread awareness of the vital need for this equipment in our communities. Our Members of Parliament have a great platform and connection in their constituencies to spread this message.
We look forward to working with Daniel and saving lives for years to come.”
Mark King, father of 12-year-old Oliver King who died from a sudden cardiac arrest said:
“5 years ago when my son Oliver passed away from this hidden heart condition, we didn’t know that his legacy would reach this far. We are determined to save as many young lives as possible, so that no other family has to suffer a similar loss to that of ours.”
Every year in the UK, 30,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. Sadly, just less than 1-in-10 survive. It’s time to take action. As part of European Restart a Heart...
Local MP Daniel Zeichner has urged the people of Cambridge to get behind Cherry Hinton Hall Park and cast their votes to crown it “Best Park” in the Fields in Trust annual award. Daniel Zeichner joined Cllr Robert Dryden and local residents on Saturday 5 November at 10.30am at the Cherry Hinton Hall.
The attractive park set among mature trees has been shortlisted for the award. Best known for hosting the Cambridge Folk Festival, the park is well-loved all year round and boasts a natural area containing a lake, paddling pools, an aerial runway, and a free-to-use tennis court and table tennis tables.
Daniel Zeichner MP said: “Please vote for our local park. Let’s get a tree-mendous victory! I love walking round our local green spaces. Our parks are the green lungs of the city where people of all ages can walk, talk, run, play or sit.”
Fields in Trust Chief Executive Helen Griffiths said: "Parks and open spaces are arguably the most universal of all public services. They are used by the entire community from pre-school children through to retired adults - our nation's parks and green spaces are places to enjoy life experiences, whether that’s reaching a personal sporting milestone, teaching grandchildren to cycle, engaging with nature, having a first kiss or simply walking a much loved dog.”
People can cast their votes at http://www.fieldsintrust.org/bestpark/eastofengland before 9 November.
Local MP Daniel Zeichner has urged the people of Cambridge to get behind Cherry Hinton Hall Park and cast their votes to crown it “Best Park” in the Fields in...