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Lynda Bellingham and MP Jim Fitzpatrick back Carers Week

PUBLISHED: 12:09 17 May 2013 | UPDATED: 12:09 17 May 2013

Jim Fitzpatrick with Lynda Bellingham

Jim Fitzpatrick with Lynda Bellingham

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Actress Lynda Bellingham joined Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick in lending her support for carers.

The duo appeared together in Westminster last week ahead of Carers Week, which is aimed at celebrating the contribution of the 6.5million carers across the UK – including those in Tower Hamlets.

Lynda said: “My sister and I cared for our mother when she had Alzheimer’s and so I know first-hand the impact that caring can have on someone’s life.

“It’s fantastic to see MPs pledge their support for Carers Week and carers in the UK.”

Lending his support to the campaign to raise awareness of the contribution of carers, Mr Fitzpatrick said around one in eight people in Tower Hamlets care for a loved one.

Carers Week runs from June 10 to June 16.

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