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MND Awareness Week

Global MND awareness day 2013

  It’s Global MND Awareness Day, the last day of MND Awareness Week 2013. Let’s have a look at what’s been going on over the past few days and in the weeks running up to this very important period in MND Scotland’s calendar.   The Power of Online Social Networks   Facebook and Twitter have been an essential way to raise awareness this year. On Facebook there have been record breaking… read more »

Invite your MSP to MND Scotland’s Parliamentary Reception

Help encourage your local MSP to attend our forthcoming reception at the Scottish Parliament Garden Lobby by contacting them directly via the Scottish Parliament website. Your local MSP details can be found by simply entering your own postcode here… Tell them when the event takes place (12th June, 6pm – 8pm) and your own personal story and why you feel they should take more interest in the challenges that people with MND,… read more »

Awareness Week 2013 14-21 June

Spread the Word MND Scotland encourages supporters to help spread awareness of Motor Neurone Disease and the charity’s Welfare Reform campaign ‘Time to benefit people with MND’. There are a number of hints, tips and access to awareness raising material via the website. By spreading the word about Motor Neurone Disease and MND Scotland you could help us to inform people about the effects of the illness, the services of MND… read more »

Thoughts from an MND research scientist: The cycle of research

Ideas and application, Funding and experimentation, Thinking.   Results and deliberation, Writing and publication, Understanding.  Insights and appreciation, Treating and amelioration, Helping.   By Dr Simon H Parson Senior Lecturer in Anatomy Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research University of Edinburgh

‘Verses of the MND Community’ Now Online

Launched on Global MND Awareness Day 2012 On the 21st June 2012, MND Scotland’s book of poetry, ‘Verses of the MND Community’, was put online for the world to read. It began with an inspiring response in March to poems written by people with MND; these were published on our website and shared with others on our Facebook page. The sharing on Facebook and positive comments from those who read the poems encouraged… read more »

Launch of Poetry Appeal for Awareness Week

Verses of the MND Community MND Scotland will publish an online book of poetry titled ‘Verses of the MND Community’, on Global MND Awareness Day, on the 21st June, to publicly express the deepest thoughts and feelings of those affected by Motor Neurone Disease, and help highlight the reality of life with the illness. So MND Scotland is putting out an appeal urging you to get closer to your creative… read more »

Welfare & Benefits Drop In Clinic

As part of our Awareness Week activities, a Welfare & Benefits drop-in clinic will take place in the Patient & Carers’ Centre at our Glasgow office on Thursday 21 June. Everyone wishing further advice in relation to benefits is welcome to come along at any time between 10.00am and 2.00pm where they can discuss their individual circumstances with one of our Welfare & Benefits Officers. No appointment is needed and… read more »

Support Us and Get Your Adrenaline Pumping

During Awareness Week this summer we will be holding a number of events. There are three already on the horizon for the 23rd of June. 1. Bungee Jump at Killiecrankie 2. Tandem Skydive from 10,000 feet. 3. Deep Sea World Sharkdive near North Queensferry. Visit our Calendar of Events and scroll down to find out more about each of these fundraising opportunities Remember it’s a chance to make it a MND Scotland New Year’s Resolution.   

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