MND Scotland has received £50,000 from My Name’5 Doddie Foundation to support people with MND across Scotland with the cost of living.
The money will be distributed by MND Scotland as a one-off cost of living support payment up to the value of £350.
Since 2018, the Foundation has committed a total of £480,000 to MND Scotland to further its work supporting people affected by the disease in Scotland.
Rachel Maitland, MND Scotland’s Chief Executive, said: “This one-off payment will be welcome news and we’re proud to partner with My Name’5 Doddie Foundation to deliver this additional financial support directly to the people who need it most.”
“A diagnosis of MND can bring with it a financial strain so the current cost of living crisis may disproportionately impact those with the disease. This money will therefore provide extra help to people living with MND who may be struggling with household bills or the cost of food shopping at the current time.”
Jill Douglas, CEO of the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, said: “We’re acutely aware of the impact that MND has on those living with the disease and their families. For many, the rising cost of living will make an already terrible diagnosis even more distressing.
“One of My Name’5 Doddie Foundation’s core pillars is ‘support’ and we’re proud to work with our friends at MND Scotland to provide assistance to those living with MND. These grants are made possible because of our brilliant supporters and thanks must go to them for their efforts.”