Message from Motor Neurone Disease Scotland

Message from Morag McGown – MND Scotland’s Corporate Partnerships Manager

We’re very excited to be working with Davidsons Chemist in 2019 and are so grateful to all of the supporters who voted for us to win.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided. There is currently no cure or effective treatment for MND and the average life expectancy from diagnosis is just 20 months.

MND Scotland is here to support everyone in Scotland with MND and their families, through vital services, including; Grants, Counselling, Benefits Advice and Advocacy. We also invest millions of pounds into ground-breaking MND research in Scotland and across the UK, to help take us a step closer to a cure for this devastating disease. We campaign and raise awareness to help improve the lives of people affected, and to provide hope for a world without MND.

This partnership with Davidsons Chemists is therefore a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of MND across your 40 stores in Scotland, and to raise funds to help us continue supporting people in Scotland.

I can’t wait to get started to see what we can achieve together in 2019. Whether you’re hosting a coffee morning in your branch, having a raffle or dress down day, I am here to help every step of the way. Just get in touch by emailing morag.mcgown@mndscotland.org.uk or call 0141 332 3903 and ask for Morag. If you want to find out more about MND Scotland please visit www.mndscotland.org.uk.

Morag

Message from Davidsons

At Davidsons Chemists, we are absolutely delighted that another invaluable charity has won our public vote to become our Charity of the Year 2019. MND Scotland is the leading charity in Scotland providing care and support to people affected by Motor Neuron Disease (MND), as well as funding vital research into finding a cure.

MND Scotland is a charity that is close to many of staff member’s hearts. It is with this that we, at Davidsons Chemists, are very excited to start fundraising throughout 2019 in order to make a valuable impact. As similar to previous years our branches will host fundraising events both large and small and we will keep you up to date with these via our social media! We will also have collection cans on the counters of all our 37 branches across Scotland  (those pennies really do add up!).

We are going to set an initial fundraising target of £5000 to begin with but we are hoping to raise this over the course of the year!