Huntington’s Disease is a devastating neurological condition which affects around 6,000 people in Scotland.
Over the course of 15 to 25 years – from the first appearance of symptoms – people with the condition lose the ability to walk, talk, eat and care for themselves. Their ability to think, make decisions and exercise judgement can be affected and they can also suffer emotional and mental health problems.
The 50:50 Challenge aims to raise awareness of Huntington’s Disease, highlight the 50% chance that people with the condition have of passing it on to their children, and raise the funds needed to continue providing services which are a lifeline to those affected.
The challenge takes place 12th -18th Nov and involves finding the most profitable means of changing £5 into £50 in 50 hours.