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Leuchie House: Royal endorsement for East Lothian MS respite care centre

Princess Anne
Image caption Princess Anne met those who fought to keep Leuchie House care home open

Campaigners who won the battle to save the only respite care home for multiple sclerosis sufferers in Scotland have had a Royal endorsement.

Leuchie House in North Berwick was threatened with closure in 2010 after the MS society pulled its funding.

But it was saved after its management team decided to operate the home as an independent charity.

The Princess Royal met staff and guests during a visit on Friday.

Leuchie now offers respite care to sufferers of a number of long-term degenerative conditions.

Staff are working with local authorities and charities to make the home accessible to people with complex disabilities across Scotland.

Princess Anne met those who fought to keep the home open, and those who are benefiting from the services it offers, during her tour.

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