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ROUND UP: County council adopts MND charter; Fire station opening doors to public; River Ash clean up day

County council adopts MND charter

Surrey County Council has adopted a new charter to show its commitment to helping people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing Helyn Clack signed the Motor Neurone Disease Association’s five-point charter to help those suffering from the disease, which affects the brain and spinal cord.

South Nutfield resident David Setters, who witnessed the signing at County Hall, said: “Receiving an MND diagnosis is devastating so to know that the county council is supportive of our efforts to improve standards of care and treatment is a major boost. It’s an extremely complex disease, involving health and social care professionals from many different disciplines, and we look forward to working with services throughout Surrey to further ease the burden on those families affected.”

Mrs Clack said: “Having met the East Surrey branch of MND and listened to their stories, I am delighted to be able to support them by signing their charter on behalf of Surrey County Council. I hope this will lead the way for other organisations to give them the support to deliver the charter’s vision and improve the standards of care for this awful disease.”


Fire station opening doors to public

Fire engines and equipment used to tackle blazes will be on show at an open day on Saturday.

Guildford Fire station in Ladymead, which opened in June last year, will throw open its doors to the public from 12pm to 4pm.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service crews will be on hand to tell people about their work and offer fire safety tips.

More information is available on the county council website.

 

River Ash clean up day

Surrey County Council is teaming up with Shepperton Studios and Spelthorne Borough Council to clean the area around the River Ash this weekend.

Volunteers are wanted for Saturday’s event and anyone interested can email Kathryn.donovan@pinewoodgroup.com.

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