Orion Group has recently launched a new website to enable a young Highland girl to raise funds for MND Scotland.
Lucy Lintott, who was herself diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in November 2013, has been a tireless fundraiser for MND Scotland. Her efforts help the charity to undertake its work in striving to find a cure for the disease and helping to support family members.
Lucy’s fundraising had previously taken the form of a Facebook and Just Giving page, but the new custom-built website will help her get her message across to more people. The site has been fully designed and built by one of Orion’s creative partners Velocity Design.
Speaking at the launch event for the new website, Lucy said: “I can't begin to explain how excited and grateful I am to have my own webpage. All the new posts and followers I gain from now on will be all down to this page and I cannot thank Alan and Orion enough for setting it up for me. It's going to allow me to spread the awareness of MND, share my story and hopefully raise even more money.”
This month also sees the announcement that Orion will donate £100,000 to MND Scotland with a specific aim to help fund the next wave of research for the charity. Orion will make a donation of £50,000 this month with a further £50,000 set to follow in January 2016.
Orion has a long history of getting behind local community initiatives and has supported a number of charities both in Scotland and abroad. The relationship with MND Scotland began when Alan Savage, Chairman of Orion Group, met Gordon Aitken and Lucy at an event hosted by the Prime Minister David Cameron last year.
Regarding the donation, MND patient, campaigner, MND Scotland Trustee and founder of GordonsFightback.com, Gordon Aikman, said: “This incredibly generous donation offers real hope for the future. It is simple: the more we invest, the quicker we will find a cure.”
“With just over 100 days to go until the General Election, it is time for all the political parties to commit to double MND research funding. Surely a world free from MND is something all our politicians can agree on?”
Gordon continued, “It’ll be too late for me, but we can and we must find a cure for future generations.”
Alan Savage, Chairman of Orion Group, said: “At Orion, giving something back is part of our thinking and always will be. Motor neurone disease affects thousands across the United Kingdom and I was deeply affected when I met Lucy and Gordon and heard their stories and the challenges they face on a daily basis.
“MND Scotland is the only Scottish charity providing care and support to people with MND, their families, friends and carers. Through education, campaigning and research, the charity works collaboratively to ensure that people affected by MND have access to the highest quality care and support. It is a privilege to support Lucy and Gordon in their fundraising efforts.”
To find out more about Lucy and Gordon’s fundraising efforts or to make a donation visit:
www.lucysfight.com or www.gordonsfightback.com