Celebrating stem cell donor volunteers
Martin Whitfield MSP took part in an event at Holyrood last week to celebrate Scottish people on the Anthony Nolan stem cell register and raise awareness of the urgent need to diversify the register.
The day was marked by Anthony Nolan, as part of its Communities vs Blood Cancer campaign, which shines a spotlight on the vital work being done to ensure that every patient in need of a stem cell transplant can find a lifesaving donor.
MSPs were joined by Cameron, the 100th person to donate their stem cells after being recruited to the register b
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Request for funds to fix pool
Martin Whitfield MSP has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Shona Robison, asking the Scottish Government to provide the funds required to get the swimming pool at the Loch Centre in Tranent open again.

East Lothian Council has identified that essential repairs needed to re-open the pool will cost close to four and a half million pounds. This unanticipated additional bill means the council does not currently have the resources required to repair and re-open the pool.

While the council’s administration is pulling out all the sto
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Worried this Winter campaign welcomed
Martin Whitfield MSP has welcomed a new campaign encouraging people who are anxious about energy bills or the cost of living to seek advice this winter.

The Worried this Winter campaign has been launched by the Citizens Advice Network in Scotland following research showing that energy bills are the top concern for over 2.2 million people in Scotland this winter, while a further 1.4 million are worried about being able to properly heat their home.

The campaign aims to make the public aware of the various ways in which they can access advic
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Promoting Road Safety Week 2023
Martin Whitfield MSP is helping to promote this year's Road Safety Week (19 to 25 November) and its theme, 'Let's Talk About Speed'.

Run by road safety charity, Brake, Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest campaign on promoting and enhancing road safety.

Every year, thousands of schools, organisations and communities get involved to share important road safety messages, remember people affected by road death and injury, and raise funds to help Brake care for more road victims and campaign for safe roads for everyone.

This year, Brake is
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Comment on East Linton station
Commenting on the announcement that passenger services will begin calling at East Linton’s new rail station from 13th December, Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“I warmly welcome this exciting news and look forward to rail services starting to serve East Linton’s new station next month.

"The campaign for the return of the village’s rail station began a long time ago and it is important to pay tribute to everyone who has backed it over the years.

“East Lothian Council also deserves great credit for securing the land around the site and making
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