Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has met with the local Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland team at their charity store in the city centre to show his support for their new strategy, No Life Half Lived.


The charity hopes to reach 250,000 people in Scotland with their support services by 2021 and hopes to tackle issues such as waiting times for treatment, better diagnosis of conditions, tackling social isolation, and mental health.


On his visit to the local Chest Heart and Stroke charity store, Mr Crawford was introduced to the team and was given an opportunity to learn more about their fundraising models.


Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:


“One in five Scots are affected by conditions such as stroke, asthma, coronary heart disease, chronic lung disease and heart failure.


“Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland is a fantastic organisation that seeks to tackle some of the challenges met by people who are suffering from these conditions. The work they do is of incredible value to the people they help.


“However, to ensure that they can provide the maximum service possible, they must be properly funded – and 82% of their income comes from fundraising, retail, trusts and legacies.


“I would thoroughly encourage people to visit their remarkable shop on the Stirling high street, bag a bargain and support this important organisation.”