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ABC Council signs up to motor neurone disease charter

Motor Neurone Disease Association Northern Ireland representatives were present for the signing at Craigavon Civic Centre

Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Mealla Campbell signs the Motor Neurone Disease Charter which has been adopted by the Council, with Stephen Thompson, branch chairman MNDA NI, Fiona Kane, Aoife Kane and Marie Holmes, branch secretary.

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has formally signed up to the motor neurone disease charter.

Lord Mayor Mealla Campbell signed the document after welcoming the chairman and branch secretary of the Motor Neurone Disease Association Northern Ireland to Craigavon Civic Centre.

The official duty was performed as the council held its monthly meeting.

The signing came after an agreement to support a motion tabled in the summer.

It had been brought by Sinn Fein Councillor Catherine Nelson, seconded by Alliance Councillor Peter Lavery.

The motion was to ensure that “this council recognises that motor neurone disease has a devastating impact on many families across our borough and beyond”.

Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Mealla Campbell, Aldermen and Councillors at the signing of the Motor Neurone Disease Charter which has been adopted by the Council. Included are, Stephen Thompson, branch chairman MNDA NI, Fiona Kane, Aoife Kane and Marie Holmes, branch secretary.

The motion added: “In adopting the charter this council recognises the importance of the right care, in the right place at the right time, and values, respects and will support local people with MND.”

Full details of the MND charter are available by visiting www.mndcharter.org/the-mnd-charter/

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