Celebration filled with joy and hope for the future

Families from the HD community came together on Friday, 10 May 2019 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Scottish Huntington’s Association.

The Civic Reception at the Glynhill Hotel, Renfrew, was hosted by Renfrewshire Provost Lorraine Cameron, who praised the charity for its work to improve the lives of people and families impacted by HD.

“Scottish Huntington’s Association, which has its national headquarters here in Renfrewshire, supports many families and it is important that we recognise that important contribution,” said Provost Cameron.

More than 50 people attended the event, during which Chair of SHA Catherine Martin traced SHA’s journey from its founding in 1989 by a group of families – including her own – to its world-leading position as the first and only charity dedicated to providing whole-family support for people with HD.

John Eden, Chief Executive of SHA, said: “We welcomed families, volunteers and staff to what was a wonderfully uplifting occasion. There was a real sense of joy and friendship in the room as we looked at the ways we have improved the care and support for HD families, and ensured Scotland is at the cutting edge of clinical trials that we hope will lead to better treatments in the future.

“On behalf of SHA, I’d like to thank Provost Cameron for hosting the event, her colleagues from Renfrewshire Council for joining us, and everyone from the SHA family who helped to make it such a wonderful celebration.”


SHA Chief Executive John Eden is welcomed by Provost Lorraine Cameron.
SHA Chair Catherine Martin, left, and her sister Gail.
SHA trustee Marie Short and her husband Duncan.

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