MND Action Week: 17-23 June 2019 – 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 Action Week 2019 our staff will be getting involved in fundraising activities throughout the week too – from bake sales 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 celebrate the longest day of summer with a Hawaiian shirt themed dress down day in aid of MND Scotland. Look out for the best dressed when you're travelling with us and share your photos with @ScotRail and @MNDScotland using #journeytoacure #MNDaware.
MND Scotland will be unveiling something special at key stations so please come and say hello, and donate if you can:
Haymarket (17 June)
Aberdeen (18 June)
Dundee (19 June)
Glasgow Central (20 June)
Edinburgh Waverley (21 June)
Or you can donate £5 to MND Scotland by phone – text JOURNEY to 70660.
Find out more
To find out more about MND Action Week and how you can help MND Scotland, visit www.mndscotland.org.uk