John showed his support for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) at a launch meeting on Wednesday 5th of February in the Scottish Parliament.
The meeting was the launch of Scotland’s first Cross Party Group on MS, a grouping of MSPs, the MS Society, voluntary organisations and others who are committed to tackling the issues that affect the 10,000 people in Scotland living with the neurological condition.
Speaking after the meeting, John said: “I am delighted to be involved in this initiative. As I know firsthand from my work as a Director of the MS Therapy Centre in Inverness, MS is a condition that affects hundreds of people in my constituency, both those diagnosed with the condition as well their families and friends. The Cross Party Group is a means of raising awareness of the experiences of people affected by MS and working together with a common purpose and I’m pleased to be part of this dedicated group within the Scottish Parliament.”
Rebecca Duff, Head of Policy and Communications at the MS Society in Scotland added: “The MS Society looks forward to working with John to make a positive difference to the 10,000 people with MS in Scotland and their families. MS is a common but very unpredictable condition that mainly affects people in their 20s and 30s, often bringing with it significant physical, emotional and financial consequences. The Cross Party Group is an important vehicle for helping ensure that people affected by MS can access the services and support that they need when they need it. The support shown for the Group has given us a fantastic start and we look forward to making an impact together over the coming months.”