January 17 2019

CGC has praised the amount of money raised at the Provost’s Charity Ball in October last year which was a splendid £11,000.

It took place at Mar Hall in Bishopton and was a highlight of the fundraising social calendar in Renfrewshire.

City Gate Construction was a key sponsor of the event and said it was a vital opportunity to raise money for MND Scotland.

Provost Cameron has now written to CGC thanking the company for its support and pointing out that the money will help sufferers of Motor Neurone Disease.

MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided.

There is currently no cure or effective treatment. Almost 200 people are diagnosed each year in Scotland and 53% will die within one year of diagnosis with 6.5% live more than 5 years. There are over 450 people in Scotland currently living with MND.

A spokesman for CGC said: “We applaud the fundraising effort that this important occasion highlighted and the £11,000 raised is a magnificent effort.

“The work done by Provost Cameron to fundraise for MND Scotland will undoubtedly help and support people living with Motor Neurone Disease in Renfrewshire and beyond.”