MND Awareness Week 2018

MND Awareness Week: 18-24 June 2018 – get involved.

Motor Neurone Disease is a terminal illness which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This causes muscle wasting and weakness and can affect someone’s ability to walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe unaided. There is no effective treatment and no cure. The average life expectancy from diagnosis is just 20 months and almost 200 people are diagnosed in Scotland each year.

MND Scotland is the official charity partner of the ScotRail Alliance. We're joining them to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for this devastating disease, and want your help!

What we're doing

For MND Awareness Week 2018 we've unveiled a train carrying the MND Scotland logo to help raise awareness of the charity. The train will be running between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High, and on other routes across the country.

Our staff will be getting involved in fundraising activities throughout the week too – from a sky dive to bucket collections. And we'll have collecting cans by the ticket desks at stations across Scotland.

On Global MND Awareness Day, 21 June, ScotRail Alliance staff will dress down for MND Scotland. The theme this year is ‘the best of Scottish’. Look out for the best dressed when you're travelling with us and share your photos with @ScotRail and @MNDScotland using #journeytoacure #MNDaware.

Teams will be collecting at these stations so please come and say hello, and donate if you can:

  • Aberdeen (date TBC)
  • Ayr (23 June)
  • Dundee (21 June)
  • Edinburgh Haymarket (21 June)
  • Edinburgh Waverley (21 June)
  • Glasgow Central (21 June)
  • Glasgow Queen Street (21 June)
  • Inverness (21 June)
  • Johnstone (21 June)
  • Motherwell (21 June)
  • Paisley (21 June)

Or you can donate £5 to MND Scotland by phone – text JOURNEY to 70660.

Find out more

Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages throughout the week.

To find out more about MND Awareness Week and how you can help MND Scotland, visit www.mndscotland.org.uk