A pair of MPs made a splash when they met with motor neurone disease (MND) patients, after helping campaigner Brian Wilson take on the ice bucket challenge.
Iain Stewart and Mark Lancaster visited the Age Concern Peartree Centre on October 2, meeting with patients and learned about the work of the MND Association at one of its regular drop-in sessions.
They then helped Mr Wilson by pouring buckets of ice cold water over him.
He said: “50 per cent of people with MND die within 14 months, most of the remainder within five years. They lose the use of their arms and legs, their ability to speak and swallow and some also develop fronto-temporal dementia.
“It is amazing how so many of those with the condition remain positive, concerned to live with it rather than dying from it and making their lives as full as possible, helped enormously by the branch’s monthly drop-in and buffet lunch.”
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