MP backing campaign to help sufferers of disease

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A campaign to highlight the ‘rights and priorities’ of people with motor neurone disease is being backed by a Sheffield MP.

Clive Betts, Labour MP for Sheffield South East, has signed the Motor Neurone Disease Association’s Charter.

The five-point charter sets out what good care looks like for people with MND and for their carers, and is designed to ‘raise awareness and understanding’ of the devastating disease.

MND kills five people every day, with half of people dying within 14 months of diagnosis. The terminal disease can affect any adult at any age, and there is no known cure.

Mr Betts said: “I believe everyone with this devastating disease should be helped and supported to enjoy a good quality of life.”