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Sarah pays tribute to her late Mum as she joins SHA Youth Ambassador team

Sarah Mitchell, from Perthshire, has joined our team of Youth Ambassadors to help other young people and raise awareness about how Huntington’s disease impacts families. The 18-year-old is taking on the volunteer role after losing her much-loved mum Natalie to the disease 18 months ago. Coming to terms with her…

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Logan sparks amazing support from work colleagues

Today we meet Logan Straub who has inspired his employers and colleagues to help families living with Huntington’s disease. The 20-year-old apprentice from Falkirk spoke to the workforce at John Jenkins and Son Steel Fabricators about having Huntington’s disease in his family. They were so moved by Logan’s experiences that…

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Zoë launches this year’s Cup O’ Kindness appeal

Now in its third year, families are again taking to lead in our Cup O’ Kindness appeal by sharing their stories to raise awareness and funds for families, like their own, who are impacted by Huntington’s disease. Inspired by Rabbie Burns’ Auld Lang Syne and building on our strong Scottish…

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Summer Camp 2022 funding secured from Short Breaks Fund and Scotmid

Funding is now in place for the Scottish Huntington’s Association Summer Camp 2022 thanks to a grant of £19,603 from the Short Breaks Fund, which is operated by Shared Care Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government. This is combined with additional funding, including a £5,000 donation received in October…

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SHA launches digital resources to help young people facing financial decisions

Scottish Huntington’s Association has launched a suite of digital financial wellbeing and information resources, developed by the charity’s Youth Service in collaboration with our young people.   The animations and downloadable factsheets are designed to help young people growing up in HD families to manage their money and take the…

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Charity partnership with Grant Thornton brings new opportunities

Scottish Huntington’s Association has launched an innovative partnership with financial firm Grant Thornton Scotland. The charity was nominated by Grant Thornton employee Robert Hannah, whose wife has Huntington’s disease. “Scottish Huntington’s Association does amazing work and this partnership is an opportunity to help transform the lives of families facing this…

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Youth Service welcomes £80,000 boost in support of life changing work

Scottish Huntington’s Association has been given an £80,000 funding boost from the National Lottery Community Fund’s Young Start Award for the charity’s lifeline work with young people. The charity provides tailored services for families with Huntington’s disease (HD) in Renfrewshire and across Scotland through its HD Specialists, Financial Wellbeing Officers…

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