Margaret joins HD Moves in support of Huntington’s families

HD Moves is coming – and #TeamSHA is getting ready to get out there in communities all over Scotland.

One of the first to sign up for our new challenge is Margaret Moncrieff, a family member and long-standing supporter of SHA’s work from Renfrewshire.

In October, Margaret will gather a group of friends together to walk and raise funds and awareness about Huntington’s disease. Here she tells us why she is so determined to do what she can to help her own family and others.

“My sister was diagnosed in 2005. It was a terrible shock as we had no history of Huntington’s disease in our family. She lived in Lanarkshire and was visited regularly by an SHA HD specialist. I attended these visits to ensure that my sister remembered about them and that’s how I first became aware of the services SHA provides,” said Margaret.

“When I retired in 2008 I did my first fundraising – I took part in the Big Fun Run in Bellahouston Park. Later that year I was invited to join the office staff at SHA as a volunteer which is when I began to find out more about of the range of support that is offered to families like mine. I also saw how much the fundraising is appreciated.

“I’ve been doing a sponsored walk for SHA every year since 2008 and I suppose I will continue to do it as long as I can. The Erskine Walk started in 2011 and was designed to suit people with Huntington’s disease. It’s a simple there and back walk and everyone can do as much or as little as they like. This has proved especially useful in really bad weather!

“I can do very little for my sister now. To raise funds to help maintain the SHA services she receives is one way I can help her.”

Visit to find out how you can join Margaret and #TeamSHA this October.


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