The United To End MND campaign – led by the MND Association, MND Scotland, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, people with MND and neurologists – has successfully secured a Government investment of £50 million over five years into targeted MND research.
The Government made the announcement in the middle of November with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying:
“We are going to throw the full weight of government, industry and civil society behind a new British-led scientific mission to transform the fight against this devastating disease.”
The investment pledge came after two years of campaigning by the coalition and following a four month media campaign in the Sunday Express under the banner ‘Fund the fight to cure MND’.
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid, who met the campaigners at Westminster in September, described the campaign as ‘hugely important’.
Work started immediately on seeking meetings with Ministers to confirm when and how the funds will be made available and the most effective way to target the investment.
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