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Norfolk charity gets national launch

Mel Lacey co-founded the Blue Ribbon Foundation Photo: ITV Anglia

A charity set up in Norfolk by a man who was diagnosed with prostate cancer is set to be launched on the national stage.

Mel Lacey, who is from Norwich, co-founded the Blue Ribbon Foundation in 2011 to help raise awareness about male cancers.

On Wednesday 9th May the Norwich North MP Chloe Smith will host a special reception for the charity in the Houses of Parliament.

Speaking ahead of the event she said that the charity has done great work but needs more support:

"The foundation does brilliant work promoting men's health issues, bringing these issues into public discussion in the hope that more lives will be saved. This is a charity started from scratch by a Norwich man and it's a tribute to him to have made it a success. Now we need national support."

– Chloe Smith, Conservative MP for Norwich North

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