Members' Business: MND Awareness Week 2018 - 21 June 2018

Опубликовано 21 июня 2018, 13:29
Christina McKelvie: MND Awareness Week 2018—That the Parliament recognises
that 18 to 24 June marks MND Awareness Week 2018, which will include Global MND Awareness
Day on 21 June; notes that MND Scotland will be raising awareness of the illness and the impact
that it has on families throughout Scotland; acknowledges the charity's support services, including
its new advocacy service, which seeks to act as a support link between people affected by the
condition and the support that is offered by local services and councils; notes that, through the
Scottish Government and in partnership with MND Scotland, there is now a legal obligation for
NHS boards to provide communications devices to people who need these; recognises the events
that are being organised as part of the awareness week, including a fundraising memorial dinner
on 21 June for the campaigner, the late Gordon Aikman; congratulates MND Scotland on its first
anniversary with its corporate partner the ScotRail Alliance, which has raised at least £71,000
through staff fundraising, customer collections and gifts in kind, and wishes the charity all the best
in supporting, caring for and advocating on behalf of people throughout Scotland who MND
impacts on.

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