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Free holiday facilities for people affected by MND

MND Scotland is pleased to announce that anyone living in the UK with MND can now book our accessible holiday facilities for free.

Posted : 01/04/2022

MND Scotland is pleased to announce that our accessible holiday facilities can now be booked for free, by anyone living in the UK with motor neurone disease (MND).

For people living with MND, there is nothing more precious than time and at MND Scotland, it is our mission to help as many people affected by MND make the time they have count. That’s why we have made the decision to make bookings for our accessible chalet near Oban and accessible lodge near St Andrews, free for people with MND across the UK.

Living with MND is extremely difficult for both the individual diagnosed and those closest to them, and it is our hope that this change to our booking policy will allow more people affected by MND to make precious memories and enjoy some much-needed respite.

Our accommodation can still be booked by anyone, however, people living with MND in Scotland will continue to be given priority.

Speaking on the welcomed change, MND Scotland CEO Rachel Maitland said: “I’m delighted that from today onwards, access to our holiday accommodation is now easier, less expensive, and open to more people with MND than ever before.

“Our accessible holiday facilities are here to make sure people living with MND are able to take a break away from their daily routine, without worrying if they will have the equipment they need for a safe stay.

“With our new booking policy more people with MND will be able access these facilities, with less of the financial burden of taking a trip. Whilst MND Scotland is here to support people living with MND in Scotland, we also wanted to open free access to our accommodation to people affected across the UK, to give even more people the time they deserve to create special memories with their loved ones.”

To ensure our accessible accommodation can be enjoyed by as many people living with MND as possible, the number of free bookings available within any 12-month period is currently limited to one per person, with the second booking within the same 12-month period being charged at 50%, and any subsequent bookings being charged at full price. For more information about our accessible holiday accommodation and booking availability, please visit here.

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“With our new booking policy more people with MND will be able access these facilities, with less of the financial burden of taking a trip. Whilst MND Scotland is here to support people living with MND in Scotland, we also wanted to open free access to our accommodation to people affected across the UK, to give even more people the time they deserve to create special memories with their loved ones.”

Rachel Maitland | MND Scotland

Rachel Maitland | MND Scotland