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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-12207

ME Awareness Week

Submitted by: Gail Ross, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Friday, May 11, 2018

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Claire Baker, Jeremy Balfour, Claudia Beamish, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Bruce Crawford, Ash Denham, Graeme Dey, Bob Doris, Kezia Dugdale, Neil Findlay, Kate Forbes, Murdo Fraser, Jenny Gilruth, Iain Gray, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Emma Harper, Clare Haughey, Daniel Johnson, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Gordon Lindhurst, Richard Lochhead, Dean Lockhart, Richard Lyle, Fulton MacGregor, Rona Mackay, Ben Macpherson, Gillian Martin, Joan McAlpine, Liam McArthur, Ivan McKee, Christina McKelvie, Edward Mountain, Alex Neil, Alex Rowley, Mark Ruskell, Tavish Scott, John Scott, Colin Smyth, Stewart Stevenson, David Torrance, Annie Wells, Sandra White

That the Parliament celebrates ME Awareness Week, which ran from 7 to 13 May 2018; acknowledges that people with ME, their families and ME organisations worked hard during the week to highlight the lived experience of people with ME/CFS; notes that many people with ME attended a reception at the Parliament on 9 May, which was organised by Action for ME and sought to raise awareness of the condition, and thanks all those with ME who attended this and other events around the country to share their stories.