All events organised by MND Scotland, such as the MND Fun Run and Sponsored Walk, will be reviewed six weeks prior to the event but, at this time, we are still planning for these to go ahead as usual. All decisions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
A number of popular events are organised by external companies and agencies, therefore participants raising money for MND Scotland will be required to abide by the decisions made by those event organisers.
We will bring all fundraising event updates to you as we get them.
The Scottish Government has issued guidance that all events, with more than 500 people in attendance, should be cancelled from Monday 16th March.
At this time, the following events have been affected:
Due to the current situation, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our Fun Run and Sponsored Walk, which was due to take place on Saturday 30th May at Strathclyde Park.
We reached this decision after considering recent advice from the Scottish Government and NHS. The health and well-being of our participants and supporters is at the forefront of all our events.
We are aiming to reschedule the Fun Run later in 2020 and we will let you know the new date as soon as it is confirmed. Any existing registrations and fundraising will carry over to the new date. Thanks for your continued support.
The Glasgow International Comedy Festival has announced that 'Stand Up Against MND' has been cancelled, following Scottish Government guidance, and general health and safety concerns. This event will not be rescheduled. Refunds are available from point of purchase. See the Glasgow International Comedy Festival website for further details.
The Supernova Kelpies 5K event, which was due to take place on Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March 2020, will now take place on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November 2020.
You can contact Supernova events at www.supernovarun.com/contact
All EMF races have been postponed and will now take place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 2020.
The Kiltwalk has announced that the Glasgow event, originally planned for Sunday 26th April, is being postponed. An alternate date is yet to be announced. The Kiltwalk is encouraging people to keep signing up and raising money for their chosen charity, with an extra 50% boost to your fundraising for all monies raised by 31st March. The Kiltwalk will make sure money you've raised for MND Scotland will be payed out to the charity as quickly as possible, during this difficult time for charities.
The Aberdeen Kiltwalk, originally scheduled to take place on Sunday 7th June, has been postponed. As with the Glasgow Kiltwalk, fundraisers are encouraged to keep signing up and raising money, with an extra 50% boost added to monies raised by May 7th.
The London Marathon, originally expected to take place on Sunday 26th April, will now take place on Sunday 4th October.
The London Landmarks Half Marathon, originally scheduled to take place on Sunday 29th March, has been postponed. The event organisers are currently reviewing their options to find an alternative date.
The Kilomathon, which was scheduled to take place in Edinburgh on Sunday 5th April, has been postponed. We understand that a new date will be announced on Wednesday 18th March.
The Forth Bridge Abseil, originally scheduled to take place on Sunday 14th June, has been postponed. We will keep you updated as soon as an alternative date has been secured. The October abseil event has not been affected.
The Zip Slide across the Clyde, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday 18th April, has been postponed. We will update you as soon as we know a new date for this event.
We have chosen to close MND Scotland’s office to visitors at this time. Please do not come to the office.
If you have money to send to us, or if you would like to get in touch with us about your fundraising, please call us during office hours on 0141 332 3903 or email us at email@example.com and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.
As a precautionary measure, we have reached the difficult decision to postpone all face-to-face services, effective immediately, until at least March 31st. This is in order to protect the health of those affected by MND, their carers, and our staff.
Alternative ways of delivering these services, where possible, are being developed.
For more information, please visit www.mndscotland.org.uk/coronavirus.