Alzheimer Scotland and Motor Neurone Disease Scotland have received a cash boost ahead of Christmas from East Dunbartonshire Provost Alan Brown
Each charity received £810 following a raffle run by the Provost with the spectacular prize of a pair of Turkish Airlines tickets from Edinburgh Airport to anywhere on the airline’s network of over 300 worldwide destinations.
Provost Brown and Depute Provost Gary Pews sold tickets for the charity raffle and were delighted with the £1620 raised for two very worthwhile causes.
Provost Brown said, “It was my pleasure to hand over these cheques as I know that both charities do excellent work supporting people and families across Scotland. Sadly we all know people who are living with these conditions and I hope these donations are able to help in some way."
Katie Taylor, Locality Fundraiser from Alzheimer Scotland, added, “It was a pleasure to support Provost Brown and his Depute with this charity raffle. As well as raising vital funds the team also visited some of our community groups and saw first-hand the type of activities their fundraising efforts will support.
"We also wish to thank the team at Turkish Airlines for donating such a fantastic prize. With over 90,000 living with dementia in Scotland and the number on the rise, we are very grateful for the Provost’s support towards our vision that nobody should face dementia alone.”
Louise Earley, MND Scotland’s Community & Events Fundraiser, said, “We are so grateful for the Provost’s continued support. I’d like to thank everyone who bought tickets and contributed towards this fantastic amount. These funds will go towards helping us be there for families across the country, when they need it the most.
"Without the generous support of the local community we wouldn’t be able to continue providing vital physical, emotional and financial support to everyone affected by MND in Scotland, and fund research to find a cure.”
- If you have any questions about dementia or about the services available, call Alzheimer Scotland’s 24 Dementia Helpline on 0808 808 3000 or visit the website at www.alzscot.org. To connect with Alzheimer Scotland’s local fundraising team contact Katie Taylor from Alzheimer Scotland at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 18 months. On average approximately 200 people are diagnosed each year in Scotland and there are over 400 people in Scotland currently living with MND. Find out more: https://www.mndscotland.org.uk/