Kaye MacAskill awarded for Muscular Dystrophy volunteering

MSP Iain Gray presents Kaye MacAskill with her award. Picture: contributed

MSP Iain Gray presents Kaye MacAskill with her award. Picture: contributed

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A volunteer who has dedicated more than 30 years to Muscular Dystrophy UK has received a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition for her commitment to the charity.

A volunteer who has dedicated more than 30 years to Muscular Dystrophy UK has received a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition for her commitment to the charity.

MSP Iain Gray presented Kaye MacAskill with her award at a special event at Scottish Parliament on Friday, December 18.

Kaye MacAskill, a retired secondary school teacher from East Lothian, lost her nephew to a muscle-wasting condition called Duchenne muscular dystrophy, when he was just 15 yearsold.

After his diagnosis in 1985, Kaye started volunteering for Muscular Dystrophy UK, dedicating countless hours to raising awareness and vital funds for the charity that supports people living with muscle-wasting conditions.

Mr Gray, Labour MSP for East Lothian, said: “I was delighted to present Kaye MacAskill with a Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of Muscular Dystrophy UK.

“Kaye has been a champion of the charity for over three decades and has brought in thousands of pounds to help support their work.

“Many of the collection boxes distributed around East Lothian will have been delivered by Kaye and she has been a leading light as a community volunteer establishing local collections and meetings whenever she can.”

He added: “I hope the hard work and dedication that Kaye has displayed will inspire others to follow in her footsteps to help those living with a muscle-wasting condition.”

Ms MacAskill said:“It is a great pleasure to receive this award. Muscular Dystrophy UK is working hard to make life better for people with muscle-wasting conditions, and I am delighted to be part of a large wonderful team that is helping to make this happen.”

Muscular Dystrophy UK supports the 70,000 families in the UK living with muscle-wasting conditions and funds groundbreaking research into treatments.