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Yesterday Kevan Jones spoke in a Commons debate, brought forward by the Opposition, on the future of the NHS.
Kevan focused his contribution on the crisis in the North East ambulance service.
Kevan's speech and the full debate can be read here:
On Monday 29 September, Kevan visited the DHL site at East Midlands Airport as part of his Industry & Parliament Trust Fellowship.
Kevan was given a tour of the site by Peter Hewett, the Customs and Network Director at DHL, and found out more about the company's work in the logistics industry.
On Sunday 28 September, Kevan Jones officially opened, and took part in, the Alzheimer's Society's County Durham Memory Walk at the Riverside Park in Chester-le-Street.
Memory Walk is Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising event, raising over £4 million since it began. Each September thousands of supporters take part in over 70 walks across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Kevan said, “I’m delighted to be officially opening and taking part in this year’s County Durham Memory Walk and I am very pleased that so many local people have signed up so far. There are 6,818 people living with dementia in County Durham and most of us know someone affected by the condition. It is essential that we continue to raise awareness and understanding of dementia and I encourage anyone living locally to join me and take part in Memory Walk.”
On Thursday 25 September, Kevan visited the British Heart Foundation Shop on Front Street, Chester-Le-Street, where he met with the store manager, Elaine Ryder, staff and volunteers.
On Wednesday 17 September, Kevan was the guest speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Derwentside.
Kevan is an Honorary Member of the Club and gives a talk to members each year.
On Wednesday 17 September, Kevan visited Bishop Auckland Fire Station.
Whilst on his visit, he learned more about the work of the Co. Durham & Darlington Fire Service, and also got some experience of the daily challenges faced by firefighters, observing the work that they do. As part of the visit, Kevan met Scrappy, the hydro carbon detection dog, and Fire Forensic Officer, Lee.
On Wednesday 10 September, Kevan showed his support for the launch of If U Care Share's 'Inside Out' campaign.
On the day, which was World Suicide Prevention Day, the charity asked people to wear clothing inside out, to highlight that suicide turns lives inside out and often people just need to talk and let what they are feeling "inside out".
To find out more, visit their website, http://www.ifucareshare.co.uk/.
Below, Kevan shows is support in one of the campaign t-shirts:
Kevan Jones MP has pledged to ensure that veterans in North Durham will not have to battle blindness alone at a special parliamentary reception on 2 September.
The event was held by Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision impaired ex-Service men and women, to raise awareness of the charity’s vital support and services, and to highlight its beneficiary recruitment campaign which seeks to reach more veterans who are eligible for its support.
On 29 July, Kevan visited West House nursing home in Chester-le-Street, where he met with 16 and 17 year olds who have been taking part in the National Citizen Service Programme. The four week programme allows the young people to learn new skills, as well as to do good work to the benefit of their local community.
On Tuesday 29 July, Kevan attended the launch of 'From teapots to the trenches,' a pop-up exhibition by CSV/ RSVP North East at Chester-Le-Street Library.
Below, Kevan is pictured with local historian Dorothy Rand.