Macmillan voted most effective

Macmillan Cancer Relief has been voted the most effective campaigning charity by MPs for the third consecutive time.

The latest charity parliamentary monitor from think-tank NFP Synergy shows that 82 per cent of MPs rate the charity as either very effective or somewhat effective at campaigning. Age Concern and Amnesty International tied in second place with 77 per cent.

The survey outlined further success for Macmillan, whose ongoing campaign 'Get It Spent Where It's Meant', which has run since September 2002, was named as the campaign that MPs were most aware of when prompted.

Almost a third of MPs have taken action to support the campaign in their constituency. Chief executive Peter Cardy said: "MPs' support for the campaign had been impressive and crucial to putting the issue of improved resource-tracking for Cancer Plan money high on ministers' and the NHS's agenda."

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