MP Iain Stewart has added his support to a charity which helps people affected by a terminal disease.
The Milton Keynes South MP attended the launch of the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association (PSPA’s) Ed’s Lace campaign.
Ed’s Lace is a shoe lace in the PSPA’s corporate colour, but with one end cut to enable the lace to fray. The frayed end depicts the progressive nature of the disease.
PSP is a progressive neurological condition which causes problems with swallowing, slurred speech, recurrent falls, irritability and apathy, slowness of response and severe difficulties walking.
The average life expectancy is around seven years from the onset of symptoms.
Cameron Wood, PSPA’s director of development, said: “We were delighted Iain Stewart attended our parliamentary reception to meet people living with the disease, their families and our supporters.
“Our innovative Ed’s Lace campaign will raise much-needed awareness of PSP while generating funds to support our charity’s work.
“It also aims to educate health and social care professionals as we call for more timely diagnosis of the condition, leading to better coordinated care.”
Ed’s Lace will be the focus for this year’s PSP Awareness Week from 18-26 April.