Kirsten Oswald MP was a special guest at Muscular Dystrophy UK’s Scottish Conference, held at the Golden Jubilee Conference Centre last week.
Prior to her election, Kirsten committed to supporting the ‘Manifesto for Muscles’, pledging to support those with muscle wasting conditions. She committed to working with local families affected, and was honoured to be invited to present this years Inspire Awards at the conference.
The Inspire Awards recognise the special efforts of supporters of Muscular Dystrophy UK.
There are 70,000 people living with muscle-wasting conditions in the UK. Muscular Dystrophy UK bring together people affected by more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions.
They provide vital information, advice, resources and support for people with these conditions, their families and the professionals who work with them.
At the Conference, Kirsten spoke of the need for politicians to listen to and work with everyone in their communities, and of the importance of supporting charities such as Muscular Dystrophy UK, in terms of fundraising, funding and research.
Kirsten was pleased to highlight the excellent work of two local ‘fundraising families’ - Nicola’s Ninjas, and Eilidh’s Muscleteers.
Kirsten told The Extra:“I was delighted to be asked to present this year’s Inspire Awards at Muscular Dystrophy UK’s annual conference in Glasgow.
“The work undertaken by the charity is hugely important to many people and I am pleased to be able to support them in any way I can.
“The award ceremony highlighted inspirational people doing extraordinary things. I was delighted to be there, and my congratulations go to all the winners, and to the organisers for putting together a hugely successful event.”