Gordon backs Motor Neurone Disease sufferers

Gordon has given his backing to Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month at their Westminster reception.MND_Reception.jpg

Gordon, who has worked with the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre MND branch on raising awareness of the disease said he was “delighted” to give his support to the event.

“I have had close links over the years with my local branch in Blackpool and they have done a great job in raising awareness of MND. It’s a horrible illness that can have a devastating impact on the individual concerned but also their families - we need to do everything we can to make life easier for people living with this condition.

“This means ensuring there is proper funding in place for research that helps find ways of improving the lives of people living with MND.”

“The moving testament to her late father given by TV presenter Charlotte Hawkins and his courage struggling with MND echoed what so many families and friends feel and redoubles the determination to provide both resources and research for those with MND.”

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord - meaning messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.

More information about MND and the work being done locally can done by contacting the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre branch chair Gwynneth Mugonyi by calling 01253 694232.

Gordon is pictured at the Westminster Reception with the TV Presenter Charlotte Hawkins and the new MP for Fleetwood and Lancaster, Cat Smith.

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