Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
My goal for 2019 is to raise both funds and awareness for MND Scotland; a charity that supports people affected by Motor Neurone Disease in Scotland.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a rapidly progressing terminal illness,
which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. Resultantly, the disease may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided.
This charity means a lot to me because of their work, assistance and compassion they showed during the period my Dad, John MacDonald, had MND. John had a particularly aggressive strain of MND and died within a year of diagnosis.
It may seem clichéd, but John really was the life and soul. He was a
very entertaining and generous man not to mention an exceptional father. He overcame many struggles in his life and still managed to bring such a positivity to life. In short, he was an absolute hero.
As there is no cure to this particularly aggressive and downright diabolical disease, I’ve finally pulled my finger out and realised that I need to try and do something about it. MND Scotland is doing great things but need support and funds to keep up their admirable work.
Now that the sombre stuff is taken care of, here is what’s what for the
I’ve set a series of challenges for 2019 which I’ll be completing
either solo or with friends and in no particular order:
- Full Aberdeen KiltWalk (Portarch to Aberdeen - www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/events/aberdeen/)
- Climb a Corbett (Beinn a’CHrulaiste - www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fortwilliam/beinn-a-chrulaiste.shtml)
- Climb a Munro (TBC)
- Cycle the Formartine Way (Both Peterhead &
Fraserburgh Legs - www.walkhighlands.co.uk/aberdeenshire/formartine-buchan-way.shtml)
- Walk the Speyside Way (Buckie to Aviemore - www.speysideway.org/online_guide.html)
- Complete the Great Glencoe Challenge (Glencoe to
Ben Nevis www.greatglencoechallenge.com/)
This works out to, essentially, one challenge a month until the end of
August. As a result I’ll be hounding everyone monthly until I’ve completed them all.
What your support means:
£10… could provide a Patient Information Pack giving the best quality
of information to someone with MND and their family
£50… could help us to deliver essential equipment to someone living
£250… could fund a Support Group meeting for people affected by MND
£500… could pay for Time Out Grants, helping people access respite care
or to go on a last family holiday
£750… could enable someone with MND and their carer to have a course of Complementary Therapy
£1,500… could pay for an eye gaze device, giving someone the power to
communicate using only their eyes.