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Crawley MP signs TUC Dying To Work charter

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Since its launch in April 2016, the ‘Dying to Work’ Voluntary Charter now protects over half a million employees with companies such as Legal and General, Santander, Co-Op, Carillion, Rolls Royce and the Royal Mail joining E.On and signing up, along with a number of public sector bodies including NHS trusts and local authorities.

Henry said;

“It’s shocking to think that if people with terminal illnesses are dismissed or forced out of their jobs that their loved ones could lose the death in service payments that the employee has planned for and earned through a life-time of hard work.

“This is why I’m pleased to have signed the ‘Dying to Work’ charter to protect my employees and I urge businesses in Crawley to do the same.”

The Dying to Work campaign was set up following the case of Jacci Woodcook, a 58-year-old sales manager who was forced out of her job after being diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. The campaign is calling for a change in the law to prevent the same thing happening to other people.

The campaign has also been endorsed by a number of trade unions and charities, including the National Council for Palliative Care, Hospice UK, Breast Cancer Care and Second Hope.

The Crawley MP, who also serves as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Blood Cancer, continued;

“It’s my privilege to chair the Blood Cancer APPG. As part of our inquiry on NHS blood cancer care I led two evidence sessions last year, where the salience of those charities who assist patients and their support networks was clear.

“In many cases the support goes far beyond medical and care needs, and extends to issues such as resolving administrative matters and helping ensure personal finances are in order, to allow more focus to be given to making a recovery.

“We can all do our bit to support individuals and families coping with a terminal illness as we start the New Year.”

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The Harry Potter Shop™ lands at Gatwick North Terminal

London Gatwick has welcomed The Harry Potter Shop™ to its North Terminal.

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As the UK enjoys the release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the new 614 sq ft store offers a fantastic selection of items from across the Wizarding World.

From gifts to clothing, souvenirs to collectibles, Gatwick’s latest addition will offer a unique experience for the airport’s global passenger mix. Over 46 million passengers travel through Gatwick each year, with the airport offering connections to over 220 destinations, including more than 60 long-haul routes.

Tyler Miles, 10, visits The Harry Potter Shop before heading off on holiday from Gatwick.

Amongst the great winter gifts that can be purchased are Harry Potter Christmas jumpers and a winter accessories set including hat, scarf and gloves. Wizarding World fans can even bag a personalised Hogwarts acceptance letter, mystery flying Snitch or – the ultimate must-have for any aspiring wizard or witch – their favourite character’s wand.

Jonathan Sands of The Harry Potter Shop™ said:

“We are so proud to open the newest of our official Harry Potter Shops at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal. Our aim is to create a unique shopping experience, offering the best of what the Wizarding World has to offer.”

Rachel Bulford, Head of Retail, London Gatwick said:

“I am thrilled to welcome such a popular and iconic brand to Gatwick. The Harry Potter Shop™ is a fantastic addition to the retailers at Gatwick as we continue to focus on providing great choice and value for our passengers through our mix of shops and restaurants.”

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