Mrs Bone to run for charity

Peter and Jennie Bone
Peter and Jennie Bone

The wife of Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough and Rushden, will take part in the Great North Run this weekend.

Jennie Bone is running in aid of Bowel Cancer UK, a charity which is close to her heart after being diagnosed with severe bowel and liver cancer 10-years ago.

The views of Mrs Bone are often aired, through her husband, Prime Minister’s Questions and Mr Bone often asks questions of the Prime Minister on behalf of his wife, citing her as the true voice of the people.

Mr Bone is supporting his wife’s sporting effort.

He said: “You might have wondered why Mrs Bone has been quiet of late. Well, she has been training for this weekend’s Great North Run. Having trained for 10 miles each day, she has not had the energy to pass on her helpful suggestions to the Prime Minster.

“While this has been bad news for democracy, it has been slightly better news for the Coalition.

“What many people do not know, is that 10 years ago, almost to this day, she was diagnosed with severe bowel and liver cancer.

“Thank to the dedication, skill and professionalism of all the doctors and nurses who treated her, and in particular an exceptional GP and consultant, she has thankfully made a full recovery.

“On Sunday, Jennie will be running 13.1 miles to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK.

“If you feel able to sponsor her, she will be very appreciative. Donations can be made on or alternatively, please send a cheque made out to Bowel Cancer UK to my office in the House of Commons.”