Christina McKelvie MSP donates signed bottle from First Minister
Motor Neuron Disease Scotland were handed further support from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon this week, as Christina McKelvie MSP handed over a signed charity bottle from the First Minster for Hamilton MND fundraiser, Grant Kelly.
Grant, who is aiming to climb Everest Base Camp later this year to raise more funds for MND Scotland, was contacted by local Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse MSP, Christina McKelvie.
Christina pledged any support she could for Grant’s continuous fundraising efforts, and was more than happy to donate a signed bottle of whisky from the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.
At the presentation handover to Grant, Christina was joined by Susan Webster and Colette McDiarmid from MND Scotland.
Commenting on the Grant’s fundraising, Christina said:
“As I have documented many times, Motor Neuron Disease and the search to find a cure for the disease is a cause very close to my heart.
“After hearing about Grant’s inspirational fundraising in the Advertiser, I felt compelled to reach out to him.
“I was delighted to hand over this signed bottle from the First Minister. I’m sure Grant will go on to raise thousands more pounds in his upcoming fundraising efforts and I was more than happy to hand over this small token towards the cause.
Susan Webster, Head of Policy and Campaigns at MND Scotland, added:
“Grant's determination to push himself to the limits for people with MND is inspirational.
"His, and his family's, fundraising for MND Scotland has made a big difference to our work supporting people affected by this devastating, rapidly progressing terminal illness. We are so grateful and wish Grant the very best of luck with his Everest challenge."
Grant, whose fundraising for the Everest Expedition has reached over £3000, added:
“I was completely delighted that Christina reached out and offered her help.
“It just goes to show how far reaching an MND diagnosis can go and the lengths people will go to show support.
“I’ve had some offers in already for the signed bottle from the First Minister! I’m sure we will all raise even more thousands for MND Scotland.”