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Charity urging businesses to adopt a Huntington’s Hut

A charity that supports families living with a degenerative brain disorder is urging businesses to help them raise funds by adopting a Huntington’s Hut.

The Scottish Huntington’s Association want businesses to host a cardboard hut that can be filled with unwanted goods which, can then be sold sell on through the charity’s ebay shop.

“Any organisation across the country is welcome to take on a hut and try fill it up for us,” said SHA, project coordinator, David McNiven.

“We are particularly interested in getting vinyl records, small electronic and smart phones but can also collect larger items such as furniture if given prior notice.”

The SHA is the only charity in the country that works with families affected by Huntington’s disease (HD). Its ebay shop is a valuable source of income and helps support a team of specialist nurses, the world’s only HD youth support service and a financial wellbeing helpdesk.

HD is a hereditary progressive condition that causes changes to muscle control, thinking processes and long term mental health issues. The average age of onset is between 33 and 45 and those living with the condition will require 24 hour care as it progresses into its later stages. Each child of someone diagnosed with HD is at 50% risk of developing the condition themselves. There is no cure. The charity works with around 1100 families across Scotland.

If anyone is interested in taking on a Huntington’s Hut or has anything they would like to donate phone David McNiven on 01418480308 or email david.mcniven@hdscotland.org.


Image shows David McNiven displaying ebay items and a Huntington’s Hut.

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