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Matthew Milne, pictured, ran 500 miles over a monthlong period for the charity Kayleigh's Wee Stars, which provides financial support for families where a child has a terminal illness.
Mr Simpson said: "Marie Curie is an exceptional charity that supports thousands of Scots every year who have a terminal illness.
Charities have campaigned for the rules to be changed, and a recent All-Party Parliamentary Group report called for a wider look on current benefit processes for those with terminal illnesses and with the most severe health conditions.
The six-month rule, introduced into law 30-years ago, means that terminally ill people expected to live longer than half a year are missing out on having their benefits claims fast-tracked and simplified under special rules for terminal illness.
Something needs to be done to help those with certain terminal illnesses end their life.
But the Government defines terminal illness as "when a person's death can be reasonably expected within six months."
Consequently, the rule became the benefits system's definition of terminal illness by default.
"Basically it is a terminal illness so there is no cure, but you can manage some of the symptoms," he said.
Mr Crawford is spearheading cancer charity Marie Curie's call to throw a 'Blooming Great Tea Party' in a bid to raise money to support those living with a terminal illness and their loved ones.
When you do, you'll be helping provide vital care and support for people living with a terminal illness and their families.

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