The Changeworks’ Challenge has raised an incredible £15,813.65 for MND Scotland1, smashing its initial target of £5,000. The amount raised includes donations from over 260 individual donors including £5,000 from Changeworks and £1,000 from Changeworks Recycling. 

The Challenge involved Changeworks’ employees in Edinburgh and Inverness cycling Scotland’s North Coast 500 miles in 12 hours, on 5 bikes, without leaving the office on 17 August 2018. It also included a Sweet ‘n’ Savoury Bake Challenge.

Teresa Bray, Changeworks Chief Executive said, “Our friend and colleague Ruth Williamson was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in 2017. We wanted to show our support for Ruth and people like her affected by MND in Scotland and help fund vital research to take us a step closer to finding a cure. The response has been fantastic and I’m proud of how committed our staff were to raising money for MND Scotland. I’d like to say thank you to all the friends, family and contacts who donated.”

Iain McWhirter, MND Scotland’s Head of Fundraising, said: “I want to thank everyone at Changeworks for raising such an extraordinary amount in support of MND Scotland. We wouldn’t be able to support people affected by MND in Scotland without the commitment and support from amazing fundraisers like them. It’s only because of them we’re able to continue providing information, care and support to people affected by MND, as well as fund cutting-edge research into a cure.” Motor Neurone Disease is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. Money raised will provide support to people affected by MND and go towards research to find a cure in the future. 

Photo: (back row L-R) Iain McWhirter, MND Scotland, Stephen Strachan, Changeworks, (front row L-R) Liz Partington, Jo Mattinson, Jill Fenton and Alan Cole, Changeworks

1 MND Scotland is the only charity providing care, information and research funding for people affected by Motor Neurone Disease in Scotland.