A CANCER charity which has helped thousands of Barnsley patients received a visit from an MP recently.

Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis stopped off at Weston Park on Thursday to discuss a range of issues from the free transport service the charity offers to local residents in Barnsley, how the charity is tackling regional health disparities and investment in research and clinical trials.

“It was great to visit Weston Park, whose staff do incredible work supporting thousands of patients affected by cancer across our region,” Dan said.

“It was particularly interesting to hear about the free transport service the charity provides to patients undergoing cancer treatment at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

“I know cancer treatment is gruelling and stressful, not least in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis.

“This free transportation to and from the hospital is a lifeline for many and just one of the ways the charity is easing the burden on patients at the toughest time of their lives.”