From humble beginnings
In 1981, police officer John Macleod set up the Scottish MND Association from his living room, two years after he was diagnosed with motor neuron disease (MND) aged 33.
Supported by his loving wife Peigi, their family, friends and John’s police colleagues, a new charity was born which aimed to provide support for others going through this frightening disease.
Today, MND Scotland supports hundreds of people living with MND. Awareness of MND has never been higher and we are investing millions of pounds in cutting-edge MND research.
Forty years of progress has meant that almost everyone living with MND in Scotland can now take part in pioneering clinical trials to find new medical treatments.
Our journey so far
"John would be absolutely amazed and proud of what’s been achieved. All he ever wanted was for other people going through MND to have support they need, and to move us towards finding a cure.
For the first time in my life, I feel that there is hope. With your support we can continue to build incredible things on the foundation John laid all those years ago and bring us closer to a cure for this awful, devastating condition. Thank you for your support."
– Peigi Macleod, Co-founder of MND Scotland
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