MND Scotland 40th Anniversary


Forty years ago, police officer John Macleod set up the Scottish MND Association from his living room, two years after he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

Supported by his loving wife Peggy, their family, friends and John’s police colleagues, a new charity was born which aimed to provide support for others going through this frightening disease.

Today, the charity that John and Peggy began supports hundreds of people living with MND. Awareness of MND has never been higher and today MND Scotland invests millions of pounds in cutting-edge MND research.

And forty years of progress has meant that almost everyone living with MND in Scotland can now take part in pioneering clinical trials to find new medical treatments.

We’ve come a long way in 40 years, and none of this would be possible without your support.

But the fight isn’t over. That’s why now, on the charity’s 40th birthday, we’re asking you to make a donation if you’re able.

Whether it’s making a one-off donation, signing up to give monthly, or increasing your monthly gift, you can help us improve and expand our life-changing services and power new research to take us even further.

A message from Peggy Macleod MBE

Forty years ago, we launched the Scottish MND Association from our living room. When I look at the progress that’s been made in the last few years, it’s totally overwhelming.

John would be absolutely amazed and proud of what’s been achieved. All he ever wanted was for other people going through MND to have support they need, and to move us towards finding a cure.

For the first time in my life, I feel that there is hope. That’s why I’m asking you to donate whatever you are able to for the charity’s 40th birthday.

With your support we can continue to build incredible things on the foundation John laid all those years ago and bring us closer to a cure for this awful, devastating condition.

Thank you for your support.

Peggy Signature'

– Peggy Macleod MBE, Co-founder

we’ll beat MND!