Over £425,000 donated to the charity from ice bucket craze
The chief executive of MND Scotland is stunned by the success of the ice bucket challenge.
Craig Stockton revealed the charity has seen an incredible £425,000 donated to it from people dousing themselves in freezing water.
The charity is now going to use the cash to fund research, and to improve the quality of care it gives to people affected by MND in Scotland.
“We're stunned by how successful it has been, so thank you for taking part and making donations,” Stockton said.
“Based on the findings of a recent MND Scotland study, we are now planning to introduce new projects and services that will directly benefit people with MND. These will increase the level of contact and amount of support we can offer.
We're stunned by how successful it has been, so thank you for taking part and making donations
“We are only able to do this because of the phenomenal success of the ice bucket challenge.”
Only a month ago, MND was still relatively unknown.
The awareness raised by so many people taking part is unprecedented.
Politicians, sports stars, celebrities, families, children, workplaces and schools have all taken part, and are now talking about MND.
“Awareness levels have never been so high, and that's all because of you,” Stockton, who done his own ice bucket challenge, continued.
“The amount of money raised is simply overwhelming, but we must recognise that this is likely to be a unique event.
“MND Scotland will continue to provide care and support to everyone in Scotland with MND. We will also continue to fund research both to find a cure for MND, and to improve the lives of people living with MND.”