Dr Fox met with shop volunteers and representatives from CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, at the Clevedon shop on Old Street.
Liam Fox MP said: “It is always a pleasure to visit CLIC Sargent in Clevedon. As well as seeing their wide range of Christmas gifts in the shop, it is inspiring to hear how they have been helping our families in the constituency.”
Last year, CLIC Sargent supported 97 children and young people with cancer in Somerset, and their families. The charity gave 76 grants, to a value of more than £16,000, to help families deal with the financial impact of cancer.
A Cancer Costs report from the charity found that families with a child undergoing active treatment spend an extra £600 a month on average due to increased spending on things like travel to specialist treatment centres and hospital car parking.
Angela O’Brien, CLIC Sargent Shop Manager, said: “It feels great to have the support of our local MP in our mission to raise vital funds and awareness. It was nice for him to meet and thank our volunteers, who do brilliant work, giving up their time to support young people with cancer.
“I hope more local people are inspired to come see the shop and donate. All the money raised will help CLIC Sargent in our fight for young lives against cancer, so we can support more young cancer patients and their families from the point of diagnosis.”