Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Day

The Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex, Mims Davies, supported Global Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Awareness Day on Sunday 21st June.

MND is a devastating illness which not only affects the person living with the condition, but it can also have a huge physical and emotional impact on their loved ones who often act as the caregiver.  Global MND Awareness Day is an opportunity to show a hand of support to people who are affected by MND all over the world.

Commenting, the Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex, Mims Davies said:

“Global MND Awareness Day is such an important occasion to all of those who are affected by MND and their carers. This year the occasion takes on an even more significance as many people have been shielding and unable to go outside for over three months due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“This will have had an impact on their families too as carers have been unable to enter their homes meaning families take on a larger share of the caring responsibilities.

"One of my team joined the recently joined the All Party Parliamentary group on MND to hear from families affected by MND and their experiences during the lockdown. MND is a fatal, rapidly progressing condition which can affect an individual’s ability to walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe.  There are around 5,000 people living with MND in the UK at any one time.”

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