Rosehearty family raise over £50k for MND

The Hastie family presenting a cheque for �14,206 to Craig Stockton, CEO of MND Scotland (DUNCAN BROWN)
The Hastie family presenting a cheque for �14,206 to Craig Stockton, CEO of MND Scotland (DUNCAN BROWN)

A Rosehearty family have raised over £50,000 in three years for Motor Neuron Disease in memory of their late wife and mother.

The Hastie family - father George and brothers Doug, Philip and Martin - raised the money in memory of Joan Hastie who sadly lost her battle against the disease in 2013.

The family reached the £50,000 mark with their third successive charity golf outing at Inverallochy Golf Club, raising £14,206 this year.

Doug Hastie said: “It was a superb day - we couldn’t have asked for a better day.

“That’s us raised over £50,000 over three years with 200 people taking part again this year with 50 teams of four.”

Prizes at the charity event held on September 10 ranged from a four night stay in a Marbella villa courtesy of Marbella Golf Tours and a weeks hire of an Audi TT.

The money raised by the Hasties for MND Scotland will help the charity’s research towards finding a cure as well as helping others suffering from the disease.

Craig Stockton, CEO of MND Scotland, said: “I would like to thank the Hastie family for their continued support over the past three years.

“Their 3rd annual golf day was a fantastic success, raising over £14,000, which takes their total to an incredible £50,000.”

Mr Stockton added: “The money raised by the Hastie family will go towards helping us continue to support people affected by Motor Neurone Disease across Scotland, and fund vital research which is taking us a step closer to a cure.”

MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles to turn weak and waste away.

Statistics from MND Scotland shown that the average life expectancy is only 14 months after diagnosis and that there are currently over 450 people living in Scotland with MND.

There is also, on average, 160 new cases of the disease diagnosed every year.”