MACDONALD HAS SIXTY REASONS TO CELEBRATE
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 11:12
Angus with his constituents and Enable volunteers Wilma Stewart and Dene Ashberry at the recent Enable reception in the Scottish Parliament’s Garden Lobby
Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald joined more than 100 ENABLE Scotland members and friends at the Scottish Parliament recently for an event to mark the charity’s proud 60th anniversary.
To coincide with Learning Disability Awareness Week, the event included a debate hosted by Jackie Baillie MSP, convenor of the cross-party group on learning disability in the Scottish Parliament.
More than 20 MSPs, who each received commemorative ENABLE Scotland tartan scarves and ties, flocked to the event for news and debate about the most pressing issues facing people with a learning disability and the services on which they rely.
Commenting after the event, Mr MacDonald said:
“I was delighted to be able to attend the ENABLE Scotland 60th anniversary celebration in the Scottish Parliament, and it was a real pleasure to see so many members and volunteers from the organisation come together from communities across Scotland, including my own.
I was happy to sign the motion in Parliament recognising the rights of people who have learning disabilities, and to wear my ENABLE Scotland tartan to raise awareness throughout Learning Disability Week. I wish ENABLE Scotland and all of its members and supporters another successful 60 years!”
Peter Scott, CEO at ENABLE Scotland, added: “Our anniversary year and our mission to give every person with a learning disability the choice and control to live the lives they choose was again brought into sharp focus during our recent pilgrimage to the Scottish Parliament.
“Our members and supporters took many valuable messages and ideas from the visit, and our thanks go to everyone who contributed to such a memorable milestone event.”