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Scottish Charity Awards – Oh What a Night!

Gordon Aikman (31, Edinburgh) and Lucy Lintott (21, Moray), who both suffer from MND have jointly won the Charity Champion Award at this year’s Scottish Charity Awards. Lucy also left with the People’s Choice Award, which was decided by a public vote.

Posted : 11/06/2016

At the time Gordon was 29 years old and Lucy just 19. Since then they have been tirelessly campaigning on behalf of people affected by MND, raising awareness of MND and fundraising to help take us a step closer to finding a cure.

Gordon, MND patient, campaigner and MND Scotland Trustee, said, “I am absolutely delighted to win this award and would like to dedicate it to everybody who is fighting Motor Neurone Disease. I could not have done this alone. I am immensely grateful to everybody who has got behind my campaign, including all of Scotland’s party leaders who have united on this issue. Our next challenge is to ensure pre-election promises are kept, starting with the creation of three research PhDs into MND. The sooner they start, the sooner we can find a cure and start saving lives.”

Lucy said, “I would like to say a huge thank you to my family and friends for supporting me through everything, I know it’s not been easy. Thank you to everyone in my community who’s supported me and kept me going. I hope this shows everyone with MND or a terminal illness that you can still have a life after diagnosis. I’d like to dedicate this award to my friend Spirit who passed away recently, I miss you.”

Congratulations!

 

Update: Gordon sadly passed away at the age of 31 in February 2017.

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“We are thrilled that both Gordon and Lucy have won the Charity Champion award at this year’s Scottish Charity Awards. They are both extremely deserving winners and we are so proud that they have been recognised for the outstanding work they have done to improve the lives of  people affected by MND. For Lucy to have also won the People’s Choice award is just incredible.”

Craig Stockton | Chief Executive