Milford woman is the face of ‘Dying to Work’ campaign

Jacci-Woodcock 2Jacci Woodcock, who lives in Milford, has hit the national headlines for her campaign to secure better employment rights for terminally-ill people.

Jacci, a former area sales manager, was forced out of her job after being diagnosed with breast cancer and is now fighting to change the law. Thanks to our local MP Pauline Latham, Jacci’s campaign has brought Prime Minister David Cameron to look ‘very carefully’ into her case.

Jacci’s fight for the rights of dying people in work began after her secondary cancer diagnosis in 2012. ‘I didn’t want to stop working’ she told Belper News.  ‘It gave me dignity, stimulation and normality and I also needed the money, but the company I worked for tried to put lots of pressure on me to resign.’

To find out more about Jacci’s campaign, click here

On the website, you are invited to sign a petition.  The website states that ‘your support for this campaign will help raise awareness and put pressure on the government to look again at the law and make the necessary changes to ensure that in the future, people battling terminal conditions will not have to worry about losing the dignity of dying in work.’

To read a major article in the Guardian, click here


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