Funds raised from the draw will go towards MND Scotland, in memory of Juliet’s husband, David MacLennan.
David, the creator of Oran Mor’s ‘A Play, A Pie and A Pint’ and one of the founding members of the ‘7:84’ and ‘Wildcat’ theatre companies, was diagnosed with MND in January 2013, when he became aware of cramping in his leg and jaw. Sadly, he lost his battle with MND in June 2014, when he was just 65 years old. Since then, Juliet has been an avid fundraiser for MND Scotland, having raised over £13,500 to date.
Juliet said, “I spent much of my childhood on the island of Luing and it is a very special part of my life. David and I were married there and he quickly adopted it as a second home.
"My father, Shane Cadzow, along with his two brothers, Denis and Ralph, bought part of the island of Luing in 1947 and set about establishing a breeding herd that would produce cattle. This became an official breed when it was passed through parliament in 1966. At the 50th Anniversary event, I will do a reading of a piece my husband, David, wrote 10 years ago, about the cattle breed and the Cadzow brothers.
“I am delighted to be going along to the event to support the Luing Cattle Society and also to raise money for an amazing charity, MND Scotland."
Iain McWhirter, Head of Fundraising and Volunteering at MND Scotland, said “We are delighted that the Cadzow family have chosen to support MND Scotland and all the funds raised from the raffle will go towards helping us continue to provide support to people affected by the illness in Scotland, as well as funding vital research to find a cure.
“Juliet to date has raised over £13,500 for MND Scotland and we cannot thank her enough for her continued support. I’d also like to extend my gratitude to the Luing Cattle Society for supporting us at this momentous event.”