Perch with Purpose: Birdhouse Raffle for MND

by Leanne Maxwell in Dingwall, Highland Council, United Kingdom

Perch with Purpose: Birdhouse Raffle for MND

Total raised £640

£800 stretch target 11 days left
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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 24th June 2024 at 12:00pm

I am raffling off a handmade birdhouse to raise money MND Scotland

by Leanne Maxwell in Dingwall, Highland Council, United Kingdom

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Funds raised will be allocated towards the construction and materials for the birdhouse, with the all other proceeds being donated to the charity.

My name is Leanne Maxwell, and I am the daughter of a wonderful man, Jim Maxwell. In 2019, my father, James, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Despite this diagnosis, he continues to demonstrate remarkable strength and resilience. Throughout the years, he has been an inspiration to us all, actively participating in various fundraising events for MND Scotland*.

Our family has been unwavering in our support for him. My sister ran a half marathon, and my brother-in-law undertook a cycling challenge to raise funds. Many other family members have united to support my father, accompanying him on walks and assisting him before his condition prevented him from walking independently.

While I may not be a runner, I have found my own way to contribute creatively. Last year, I crafted a unique birdhouse as a gift for my father. This birdhouse, complete with a front door, tower, windows, and porch, garnered significant attention both online and within his neighbourhood. This experience inspired me to leverage my skills for a greater cause.

Today, I am raising funds for MND through a raffle for a custom-made birdhouse. This birdhouse features a stained glass* window, functional doors, bird feeders, and more. Each component is handmade by me, using tools that once belonged to my father. I dedicated countless hours, sanding and carving the wood, to create a beautiful addition for someone's garden.

For those in Scotland, I will personally deliver the birdhouse to the raffle winner. For winners outside Scotland, we may need to discuss shipping costs, as the birdhouse is quite heavy.

Thank you for your support,
Leanne Maxwell

MND Scotland*

MND Scotland is a leading Scottish charity dedicated to supporting people affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Founded in 1981 by John MacLeod, who was diagnosed with MND, the organization provides a wide range of services to individuals living with the condition, their families, and caregivers.

Key Activities and Services:

Support Services:

  • Emotional Support: Offering counseling and support groups to help individuals and their families cope with the emotional impact of MND.
  • Practical Support: Providing equipment, home adaptations, and financial assistance to improve the quality of life for those affected.

Information and Advocacy:

  • Providing comprehensive information about MND to patients, families, and healthcare professionals.
  • Advocating for the needs and rights of people with MND at a national level, influencing policy and raising awareness about the disease.

Research Funding:

  • Funding scientific research aimed at understanding the causes of MND and developing effective treatments.
  • Supporting clinical trials and studies to advance knowledge and improve care.

Education and Training:

  • Offering training programs for healthcare professionals to ensure high-quality care and support for people with MND.
  • Conducting awareness campaigns to educate the public about MND.

MND Scotland operates with a mission to ensure that no one faces MND alone and works tirelessly to improve the lives of those impacted by the disease through comprehensive support, advocacy, and research efforts.

Glass* window is made out of pvc to replicate a stain glass

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Perch with Purpose: Birdhouse Raffle for MND
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