Big hearted pupils at Glenalmond College have raised £1000 for My Name’5 Doddie Foundation by wearing the charity’s headbands during lessons and games at the school.
Glenalmond pupils have witnessed first-hand the effects of Motor Neurone Disease. Richard Selley, husband of Warden Elaine Logan, who has MND and lives on site at the school has given talks to pupils using his synthetic voice. Richard has published a book called “Death Sits on My Shoulders” about his life with MND which began when a glass of beer slipped through his fingers. He received a confirmed diagnosis of MND three years later and is now in the later stages of the disease.
Former pupil Euan MacDonald was just 29 years old when he was diagnosed with MND. The Euan MacDonald Centre at the University of Edinburgh, which uses research to improve the lives of people living with MND and related conditions, is named after him.
Glenalmond Warden (Head) Elaine Logan said: “Our pupils know only too well the impact a diagnosis of MND can have on the people’s lives and I am very proud that they have shown such support for research into the disease. They have all given generously and enthusiastically and have had a lot of fun through a simple gesture which brought the whole school together. We all wish Doddie Weir and his foundation well.”