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By Bob Doris MSP

Friday 20th September 2019

Anthony Nolan Trust 

I’m urging constituents under 30 to sign the stem cell register http://anthonynolan.org/join Play your part in saving the life of someone with blood cancer. We have 1081 people signed up in Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn, an increase of 97 since last year. We can do better. Those from BME especially needed.

Anthony Nolan is the charity that saves and improves the lives of people with blood cancer. With their stem cell register, they can find matching donors for patients in desperate need of a transplant and give them a second chance at life.

 ROSPA: Keeping Kids Safe

This week I met with RoSPA Scotland. They are funded by The Scottish Government to help prevent accidents. They were highlighting their young child home safety video. You can watch it here https://rospa.com/keepkidssafeinthehome I’d recommend to all parents with young kids. Lots more resources on their site.

Young Carers Grant

This week I was charing the Social Security Committee. I was able to offer my support for the new Young Carers Grant. This is a £300 grant that will make a real and focused difference to the lives of Young Carers.

 Thistle for Ever

I was pleased to offer my support for the Thistle For Ever campaign which aims to have supporters as majority shareholders of the Jags and move the club to a community ownership model.

My thanks to the many MSPs who have supported the parliamentary motion which I have tabled. I look forward to meeting Thistle For Ever next week.

Welcoming Patrick Grady MP to the Scottish Parliament

With the House of Commons shut down, it was good to meet with Patrick Grady MP (Glasgow North) in the Scottish Parliament. Patrick came to catch-up with MSP colleagues and to support the Scottish Government's vision and ambition for Scotland.

 Getting Ready for Westminster Election

At the weekend, along with Sandra White MSP and our local councillors, I was delighted to take part in the official campaign launch for Patrick Grady's re-election campaign. We don't know when the Westminster election will be, but we know there will be one soon. I know Patrick will continue to be a strong voice for Glasgow North in Westminster, and take a clear message to the Prime Minster that Scotland's people should choose their own future.


I can't leave this week without mentioning its been 5 years since the independence referendum. I found this picture of some of our YesMaryhill team arriving at the Glasgow count 5 years ago. Proud of everyone for their efforts & the 57% Yes vote across our constituency. Thanks to all who voted Yes.

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