Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine recently met representatives of MND Scotland to back their call for £50 million of targeted UK Government support for Motor Neurone Disease research.
Hundreds of MND patients have signed the petition, including rugby legends Doddie Weir and Rob Burrow, to fight the debilitating and cruel condition.
Ms Jardine said:
“Every time I see Doddie campaign I am moved by his determination to spend this precious time working to ensure that this devastating neurodegenerative illness gets the attention it needs to save lives. Both he and Rob Burrow are inspirations.
“The investment the petition calls for could make a massive difference to fighting the condition and in real terms £50 million over 5 years is a drop in the financial ocean for the Government.
“I and others have raised this many times at Westminster and will continue to support the campaign until we have beaten MND.
“It was a pleasure to be here today and meet with these wonderful campaigners who are working so hard to make a real difference."