Story

I'm dying. And fast. 

That – in short – was what my doctor told me when I was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease last year. 

It’s not the news you expect when you are 29 years old. 

MND is a rare, progressive and debilitating disease. It leads to weakness and muscle wasting and will affect how I walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe.

There is no cure. 

That’s why I am doing all I can to raise money for MND Scotland: a great charity that funds research into the disease and provides support to people affected by Motor Neurone Disease.

It’ll be too late for me, but we must find a cure for the next generation.

With your help I can turn a negative into a positive. Please dig deep and donate what you can today. 

100% of your donation will be spent on cutting-edge research to help find a cure.

Thank you 

Gordon  

     

- Please visit GordonsFightback.com to tell your MP and MSPs to back my campaign to double MND research funding.

- You can read my story in full here:  GordonsFightback.com/MyStory

- You can follow me on Twitter at @GordonAikman.   

UPDATE: You can now donate by text message too. For example, text "MNDS85 £5" to 70070 to donate £5. 

Updates 19

SUCCESS! Up to 95% of MND patients lose their voice. It is by far the thing I fear most. Today the First Minister made a guarantee that no one should die without a voice :) More here: www.facebook.com/GordonsFightback

01/09/15 10:08

LAST CHANCE to get tickets for STAND UP AGAINST MND: Comedy legend Daniel Kitson will be joined by Stewart Francis, Stephen K Amos, Fred MacAulay & Tony Law. 9.30pm, Mon 10 Aug at Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh. TICKETS >>> https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/stand-up-against-mnd

09/08/15 12:42

EXCITING! Gordon's Fightback has been shortlisted in the JustGiving Awards. Vote for us here: http://just.ly/Vote-JGAwards-2015

26/07/15 11:50

We are now on Facebook! Check it and LIKE it up! Facebook.com/GordonsFightback

26/07/15 11:41

VIDEO: A true honour: Receiving an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryJtK4P96JQ&feature=player_embedded

05/07/15 10:52

Raising money for

MND Scotland

MND Scotland

Charity Registration No. SC002662

Thank you for your support! MND Scotland is the only charity providing care, information and research funding for people affected by Motor Neurone Disease in Scotland. For more information see our main website: www.mndscotland.org.uk.

Raising money for

Run by MND Scotland

Charity Registration No. SC002662

Donations 4489

text donation

Donation by Catriona Johnson on 03/09/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

via sms

All strength to you and your family

Donation by Shelagh Ludbrook on 01/09/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 31/08/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

You are an amazing inspirational person doing this

Donation by Linda xx on 30/08/15

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 29/08/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 27/08/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 26/08/15

£2.00

+ £0.50 Gift Aid

Just watched the Owen Jones vid. Both you and Joe are brave and inspiring men. Good luck & best wishes!

Donation by Anonymous on 26/08/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 26/08/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 26/08/15

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 26/08/15

£5.00

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Donation by Donald on 26/08/15

£10.00

I'm sorry I am unable to donate more. This is an awful illness and I hope that more awareness is raised and more people are investing in research.

Donation by Alex Rogers on 26/08/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 26/08/15

£30.00

Just watched your video with Owen Jones. Thank you Gordon.

Donation by Anon. on 26/08/15

Truly inspiring story

Donation by Anonymous on 25/08/15

£5.00

Very inspiring man and such a terrible disease

Donation by Anonymous on 25/08/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Heartened by your beautiful selflessness.

Donation by Jeff on 25/08/15

$20.00

Your dedication in raising the profile of this appalling disease fills me with admiration and humility.

Donation by Anonymous on 25/08/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Alec Taylor on 25/08/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 25/08/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 24/08/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 24/08/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Catriona Brown on 24/08/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 24/08/15

£5.00

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Donation summary

  • * Online donations£93,834.00
  • Offline donations£266,223.44
  • Text donations£9,838.00
  • Total raised£369,895.44
  • Gift Aid£21,732.25

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