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Bob - young sportspeopleSNP wish Andy Murray well ahead of Wimbledon

The SNP is today wishing Andy Murray the best of luck ahead of the start of Wimbledon tomorrow (Mon) – and has welcomed new research showing Scottish Government investment in grassroots sports to support the next generation of Scottish sport stars.  

Figures from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) show that Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund has distributed £10m to 188 projects across Scotland – while the Big Lottery Fund Scotland has given out £6.4m in grants to 4,192 projects to encourage grassroots participation in sport.

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Team Universal, Alison Thewliss MP in Yellow, Bob Doris MSP with trophy.SNP MSP for Glasgow Bob Doris supported this years’ refugee week football tournament as part of the Refugee Festival. The tournament was an opportunity for teams from a variety of backgrounds including refugees to come together to compete, encouraging integration and a sense of community. During the festival families were welcomed to engage in games, partake in refreshments, and watch the matches and trophy presentation.

20 teams took part and the winners were team Universal who won the Unity League tournament 21 June in the final against the team; AfroScots. The trophy was sponsored by the Crown Office and the Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland. Bob Doris MSP, Alison Thewliss MP, and Frank Mulholland addressed the competitors ahead of the tournament.

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SNP MSP Bob Doris has welcomed the success of a new trial programme which has seen dramatic changes in the care of patients who have diabetes.

The ‘Think, Check, Act’ programme, which has been run by Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s Quality Improvement Hub, and funded by Scottish Government, has seen dramatic changes in the care of patients who have diabetes.

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Fergus Logan, Sheelagh, Keith, Jordan Swankie and Bob Doris MSPBob Doris SNP MSP for Glasgow and Deputy Convenor for the Health and Sport Committee chaired the event on 17 June 2015 at Holyrood where he welcomed over 90 guests from across Scotland and the UK to raise awareness of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

PSP is a rare brain disorder that is caused by the progressive death of nerve cells in the brain, leading to difficulty with balance, movement, vision, speech and swallowing. The disorder's long name indicates that the disease begins slowly and continues to get worse (progressive), and causes weakness (palsy) by damaging certain parts of the brain above pea-sized structures called nuclei that control eye movements (supranuclear). The average life expectancy is around seven years from onset. Unfortunately, PSP is often misdiagnosed as a stroke or Parkinson’s disease which is why raising awareness is so important.

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Bob Doris SNP MSP for Glasgow has called for a larger share of future cash seized from criminals to be devoted to areas with health inequalities in the Glasgow region, saying it could benefit communities such as Springburn, Royston and Possilpark.   

Bob Doris raised the matter in parliament with Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Justice – highlighting the reality that communities that suffer from significant crime often also have significant health inequalities, which are a key cross-Government priority.

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Bob presenting award to Helen Campbell, Coach of the YearBob Doris MSP joined hundreds of local parents and family members to cheer on young dancers at the A&M Scotland Annual Dance Awards Show at the Mitchell Theatre in Glasgow.

The event was hosted by DJ and A&M Scotland Ambassador Suzie McGuire, and was an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the youngsters for all their hard work throughout the year. Nearly 200 young people aged 5-18 from 10 different areas of Glasgow were able to showcase their talents and skills on stage. It was also an opportunity to thank everyone involved with A&M Scotland for their continual support and dedication.

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