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Provost chooses charity to support for the coming year

East Ayrshire Provost Jim Todd has chosen MND Scotland as the charity he will support for the next year to help raise awareness of this devastating disease.

The Provost will be working with the charity to develop awareness-raising events and initiatives over the coming months.

MND Scotland is the leading charity in Scotland providing care and support to people affected by Motor Neurone Disease, a terminal illness which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. The disease can cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided and the average life expectancy from diagnosis is just 18 months. The charity also funds vital research into finding a cure.

Provost Todd said: “This is a horrible illness that affects so many families and I want to do all that I can to support MND Scotland over the coming year. I look forward to working with both the charity and officers from the Council to raise awareness of MND and to letting people know about the many ways they can get involved to help improve the lives of people who are so affected by this cruel disease.”