22 Jan 2016

SHAre tea for HD

 SHARegular readers of The Gazette will know that many years ago I pledged to help the Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) raise awareness of the cruel heredity condition Huntington’s disease (HD). Set up over 25 years ago by family members, the charity has grown impressively to include 9 regional HD specialist services, a youth service, wellbeing service, financial wellbeing service and family branches. It remains the only organisation in Scotland providing dedicated HD specialist services in local communities throughout the country and their headquarters are based next to my constituency office at St James Business Park on Linwood Road, Paisley. During the month of February, the SHA will be holding tea parties throughout Scotland to help raise awareness of the disease and raise much needed funds for people affected by HD. Hosting a tea party is a really simple and fun way to help support the charity and it’s a great excuse to bring people together whether its family and friends or the wider community. If hosting a tea party for Huntington’s is something you’re able and willing to do, you can contact Gemma Powell on 0141 848 0308 for more information. You can also email gemma.powell@hdscotland.org to request your “SHAre tea for HD” information pack which includes everything you need to have a successful tea party.