MS Society’s red letter year

The Cumbernauld branch of the MS (Multiple Sclerosis Society is getting set to celebrate its landmark 40th anniversary.

The achievements of the highly active group earned a special commendation from local MSP Jamie Hepburn - a strong supporter of its efforts.

He called on the Scottish Parliament to recognise members’ efforts, both in Cumbernauld and farther afield.

Chairwoman Mrs Jean Ford, who has MS, said: “About 90 per cent of our group actually have MS.

“We have had excellent people working with us from our very foundation all those years ago, and we’re particularly lucky to have such terrific volunteers.”

The branch is also said to have benefited from strong support from local companies and individuals.