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Anthony Nolan's 2023 Strategy

I'm pleased to share Anthony Nolan's new vision and strategy document. We hope this is helpful for those supporting Anthony Nolan's work, for those whose lives have been affected by bloodcancer, and, once again, encourage young people, especially from ethnic minorities, to sign up to the Stem Cell register to help save a life. 

View the new strategy to tackle blood cancer here. 

Great Daffodil Appeal

Bill Kidd MSP lent his support to Marie Curie’s largest fundraising appeal month, the iconic Great Daffodil Appeal, at an event in the Scottish Parliament. 

Meeting with staff and volunteers from Marie Curie, Mr Kidd heard about the care and support that is provided to people living with terminal illness, their families and carers across Scotland. 

The leading end of life charity supported over 8,600 terminally ill people across Scotland in their own homes and at its two Scottish hospices during 2021/22. In Glasgow, over 5,500 visits were made by the charity’s Community Nursing Service to support people in the comfort of their own homes. 

Supporting the Great Daffodil Appeal, which started in 1986, by donating and wearing a daffodil pin in March helps Marie Curie to continue providing vital palliative and end of life care and support.

Marie Curie Daffodil campaign

Scottish Older People's Assembly

On Thursday I attended an interesting roundtable with SOPA- a membership organisation advocating for the lives of older people in Scotland. Thanks to my colleague Christine Grahame MSP for organising such an excellent event

SOPA Roundtable Discussion 16th March 2023

Brain Tumour Research

I was pleased to meet with volunteers and researchers from 'Brain Tumour Research' who are raising awareness of this very common cancer, which is the most prolific in people under the age of 40. They are hoping to raise public awareness of this cancer and are advocating for more funding to go into brain tumour research, so more lives can be saved with early intervention. 

16th March 2023 Brain Tumour Research

Morton Rolls Saved

I'm delighted to announce that Morton Roll's will be starting production again on Sunday night under the new angel group owners. Apart from the continiuation of very high-quality produce, the most important things is that jobs will be saved through this buy out. 

Morton Rolls

Bill Kidd MSP

Welcome

Bill is MSP for Glasgow Anniesland. 

His major political interests are the development of policies to eradicate poverty, job creation, housing policy and an end to the nuclear power and weapons programmes of successive British Governments.

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