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Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney Motor Neurone Disease Association join Strictly star Charlotte Hawkins at parliamentary reception

PUBLISHED: 14:14 25 October 2017 | UPDATED: 14:14 25 October 2017

Barrie Burgess and Ann Franklin join Charlotte Hawkins at parliamentary reception. Picture: Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney MND Association

Barrie Burgess and Ann Franklin join Charlotte Hawkins at parliamentary reception. Picture: Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney MND Association

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Members of the regional branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND) have joined Strictly Come Dancing star Charlotte Hawkins to raise awareness of the financial implications of living with MND.

Over 130 MND Association members from across the UK met with 50 MPs in Westminster to discuss a report into the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) MND sufferers receive. The report found that many who are entitled to the benefit are unaware of it or forced to undergo unnecessary reassesments,

Charlotte Hawkins, of Strictly Come Dancing and Good Morning Britain fame, lost her father to the disease in 2015 and was a speaker at the event.

Sue Heal from the Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney Branch said: “It was great to be at the reception and to speak with MPs and their researchers about the importance of financial support for those living with MND.”

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