January 31, 2020
MPs David Linden and Gavin Newlands raise £1,200 for Bliss Scotland
David Linden MP and Gavin Newlands MP have presented Bliss Scotland with a cheque for £1,200, having raised the money by doing the 24-mile 'Mighty Stride' Kiltwalk around Edinburgh last September. Both MPs have experience of having children born prematurely and needing neonatal care after they were born.
David Linden, MP for Glasgow East and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Premature and Sick Babies, says: "Gavin and I have enormous respect for the work that Bliss Scotland do, so we were delighted to walk 24 miles around Edinburgh to raise some money for a cause so close to our hearts. We would like to thank everyone who supported us and encouraged us along the way."
Justin Irwin, Chief Executive of Bliss Scotland, says:"We are incredibly grateful to Gavin and David for taking time out of their busy schedules to raise money for Bliss Scotland, and for all that they do to raise awareness of the issues affecting premature and sick babies and their families. This money will go directly to ensuring that babies born needing neonatal care in Scotland have the best chance of survival and quality of life."