Chippenham cancer survivor Judith Griffiths took part in a campaigning event at Westminster for Break-through Breast Cancer.

Mrs Griffiths, of Frogwell Park, is a member of the charity’s campaign and advocacy network and it lobbies MPs at Westminster every year to increase awareness of the disease.

Mrs Griffiths, 63, met Chippenham MP Duncan Hames, who has agreed to have literature about breast cancer at his constituency surgeries.

Mr Hames said: “Meeting Judith really highlighted what we need to do to stop more women dying from breast cancer. Survival rates in the UK currently fall behind that of Europe. The NHS needs to take action to ensure everyone has access to the best possible treatments.”

Mrs Griffiths said: “I’m thrilled that Duncan Hames is supporting our work.”

Mrs Griffiths, who has two grown-up children, was diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine mammogram ten years ago . She had the lump removed, followed by a mastectomy.