Tonia Antoniazzi MP Completes Admiral Swansea Bay 10k Charity Race in Support of Maggie’s Cancer Centres
Tonia Antoniazzi MP joined racers and revellers on Sunday as she completed the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k charity race, alongside her parliamentary colleague, the Welsh Labour MP for Newport West, Ruth Jones.
Tonia Antoniazzi entered the race to raise awareness and funds for Maggie’s Cancer Centre in Swansea raising over £1000, with Ruth Jones running for St David’s Hospice.
Maggies, a renowned charity with a presence not only in Swansea but across the United Kingdom, has been instrumental in providing essential support to individuals battling cancer.
Speaking after the race Tonia Antoniazzi MP said, "I know how devastating a cancer diagnosis can be on a person as well as their family and friends. Living well with cancer is something that I feel very passionately about as I have both friends and family who have cancer."
The significance of cancer hit even closer to home this year with my mum’s diagnosis and we’ve has personally witnessed the compassionate care offered by Maggie's staff.”
“The unfortunate loss of a beloved and highly respected member of the Labour Party, our dear friend Jean Williams from Mumbles in recent weeks has also hit hard.
My last encounter with Jean, during our Macmillan Coffee Morning last year, was a heartfelt conversation about politics and the incredible care and support we both had the privilege of witnessing through Macmillan and Maggie's.”
“While I was running, I saw someone waving a Norwegian flag in the pouring rain, and it was Jean’s wife. I was running in memory of Jean, and I was so touched that in that terrible Welsh weather, so many turned out to support the runners, especially Lillebeth. It means a lot to me, not just as a Parliamentarian but as a friend, daughter, sister, and mother, to be able to give something back."
“I want to express my immense gratitude to those who sponsored and supported me for the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k charity race.”