TORY Graham Simpson pledged his support for MS Society Scotland’s Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign after attending its launch at Holyrood recently. The MSP heard how MS affects more than 11,000 people in Scotland and can cause problems with how we walk, move, see, think and feel.
The MS Society is driving research into more treatments to combat the illness. The Kiss Goodbye to MS aims to encourage people to give up their guilty pleasure this May to raise money for research.
Mr Simpson said “I’m delighted to support the Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign. It was shocking to hear that 11,000 people are living with this condition every day in Scotland. That is why it is important that we do all we can to fight this condition and raise money for more research. Giving up a guilty pleasure for just a month is a small price to pay to help the suffering of people who have MS. I’m sure that many people will respond to the MS Society’s call for help.”
Morna Simpkins, Director for MS Society Scotland said: “By taking part in Kiss Goodbye to MS, your small sacrifice could help us find new treatments for people living with MS and their loved ones.”
MS is an unpredictable condition that is different for everyone. It affects how a person thinks, feels and moves. For support and information, please contact the helpline on 0808 800 8000.
To sign up for Kiss Goodbye to MS on the MS Society website at www.mssociety.org.uk/kissgoodbyetoMS