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 grassroots, the Cup O’ Kindness appeal has raised over £25,000 from generous donors since 2019. Their support has helped SHA to reach more HD families, including during the especially difficult times caused by the pandemic.
By supporting Cup O’ Kindness, you will stand with families and send a message of hope for 2022 through the work of Scottish Huntington’s Association.
For Zoë Green, an incredible young woman from Clackmannanshire, that sense of community is vital. She first learned about Huntington’s disease as a teenager when her dad George was diagnosed with the devastating condition. Like so many young people growing up in HD families, Zoë helped her mum Pamela to care for her dad and her three younger siblings. Sadly, George passed away last year and the family is still coming to terms with his loss.
It helps Zoë to do what she can for the wider HD community. After being supported by Scottish Huntington’s Association Youth Service for almost 12 years, she now volunteers as a Youth Ambassador so she can share her experiences to support other young people and educate the general public about the impact HD has on families.
She is asking you to support Cup O’ Kindness this year to help ensure Scottish Huntington’s Association is able to reach every family that needs us.
Watch Zoë’s video, read her story, and support Cup O’ Kindness at hdscotland.org/CupOKindness