The team of 12 are setting sail on 26 August (if the weather permits) and will also be hosting a fundraising night on Saturday 27 August, at Portpatrick Village Hall.
Tommy said, “Years ago my dad and his friend, the one who now has MND, sailed a raft from Portpatrick to Stranaer, but I wanted to take it a step further! I waited until everyone had volunteered before telling them I’d changed the route to Donaghadee to Portpatrick. We reckon it’ll probably take around nine hours, at least we hope anyway.
“We are all really looking forward to it and want to raise as much money and awareness for MND Scotland as possible. If anyone can donate to this fantastic cause we would greatly appreciate it – www.justgiving.com/Tommy-Monteith.”
Iain McWhirter, Head of Fundraising and Volunteering at MND Scotland, said, “We wish Tommy and the rest of the team a safe trip across the sea. Because of supporters like them, we can continue to fund research to find a cure, support people in Scotland who have been affected by MND and campaign on behalf of people with this devastating illness.
“MND Scotland provides support to people across Scotland, including one-to-one counselling, complementary therapy, a loan of our communications equipment, benefits advice and more.”