Yesterday I went to a meeting organised by the Motor Neurone Disease Association to highlight MND Awareness month. While there I spoke to many people involved in spreading awareness of MND, and the problems that it causes, including TV Presenter Charlotte Hawkins who is a patron of the Association and whose father sadly died of MND.
Having received a number of letters and emails from my constituents, I appreciate the importance of ensuring that people suffering with MND gain access to high quality care and support. The work of organisations, such as the MND Association, is crucial in informing the Government and commissioners about the requirements for healthcare, social care and welfare amongst people with MND.
MND Awareness month had huge success last year with the Ice Bucket challenge which raised over £7 million in donations. If you want to find out more about MND, the problems that it causes or the campaigning of the MND Association you can visit http://www.mndassociation.org/.