Tug-of-war MP helps pull in cancer cash

Tug-of-war MP helps pull in cancer cash

PINT-SIZED MP Jo Cox is seen here helping raise more than £110,000 in a charity tug of war.

Mrs Cox (Lab, Batley and Spen) took part in the 30th annual parliamentary event on the lawn of Westminster College gardens.

There were 10 tug of war matches between major rivals in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Battles included head-to-heads between the houses of Commons and Lords, the army and RAF and top city firms.

Mrs Cox was on a team of female MPs who were beaten by the Macmillan Ladies.

Some £113,500 was raised, taking the total for Macmillan to more than £3m over the tug of war's lifetime.

Mrs Cox said: "There are 2.5m people living with cancer in the UK, so the funds raised through events like this are more vital than ever.

"The money will fund the vital practical, medical, emotional and financial support services that they offer."

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