The Changeworks’ Challenge target to raise £5,000 for MND Scotland1 has been achieved ahead of the fundraising event on 17 August. Environmental charity Changeworks will match the £5,000, so every penny donated will be doubled, helping to raise over £10,000.

Changeworks’ employees in Edinburgh and Inverness are cycling Scotland’s North Coast 500 miles in 12 hours, on 5 bikes, without leaving the office on 17 August 2018. They’re also organising a Sweet ‘n’ Savoury Bake Challenge with prizes for the best bicycle-themed cake and the best tasting item in show.

Friends, family and contacts have been asked to make donations to reach the £5,000 target to help people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). 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.

Teresa Bray, Changeworks Chief Executive said, “Our friend and colleague Ruth Williamson was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease 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. We’ve had a fantastic response from people making donations and sending messages of support, already raising over £5,000, I’m also proud of how our staff are rising to the challenge and are committed to raising as much money as possible for MND Scotland. We’re seeing an amazing effort from everyone involved and I’d like to say thank you. We’re looking forward to Friday!”

If you’d like donate and help Changeworks smash their target, there’s still time. Read the full story and find out more on Changeworks’ justgiving page.

 

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