Musician Scott is inspired by his mum to play charity gig

scott mcdonald motor neurone gig hand in
scott mcdonald motor neurone gig hand in

A MILNGAVIE musician is going to perform in an exclusive, intimate gig at the O2 ABC2 on Sunday, January 30 in Glasgow to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Scotland.

Scott MacDonald (45) decided to raise money for this cause after his mum, Lorna McDougall, was diagnosed with the condition a year ago, when she was 64 years old.

The McCluskey Brothers of the Bluebells will be heading up the event plus Martin Stephenson of the Daintees, The Moonshiners, Lorna Brooks and Bruce Morton, BBC radio presenter, will compere the evening.

Scott said: “MND is a progressively disabling and ultimately fatal neurological disease for which there is no known cause, and no known cure.

“It currently affects 395 people in Scotland, and impairs the ability to walk, talk, swallow, eat and breathe.

“The average life expectancy is only 14 months from diagnosis.

“To hear that your mum has MND is a total shock, to put it mildly - I guess you think that these things only happen to others.

“Being a musician, I felt that I could help raise awareness about this terrible disease by bringing some friends together and putting on an event.”

Tickets are available online from Ticketweb http://bit.ly/dItUNe and from Tickets Scotland Glasgow, Argyle St, for £10.

For more information about Motor Neurone Disease go to www.mndscotland.org.uk