Train carries MND Scotland logo ahead of Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Week

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ScotRail has unveiled a Class 170 train carrying the Motor Neurone Disease Scotland logo as part of its continued support for the charity.

The unveiling is ahead of Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Week, which for 2018 runs from 18-24th June 2018. The Class 170 train swaps ScotRail Saltaire livery for an MND cornflower.

The train will be in service on the Edinburgh – Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk route, and other routes across the country.

Members of staff from ScotRail will be taking part in a series of events in support of MND week.

MND Scotland was named as the official charity partner of the ScotRail Alliance in 2017. Since then, passengers and employees have raised more than £104,000.

What did the officials say?

ScotRail Chief Operating Officer Angus Thom said:

“It’s fantastic to work so closely with MND Scotland, and to help find a cure for this most terrible of diseases.

“Through the generosity of our people and our passengers, we’ve raised an incredible amount in such a short space of time – but there’s much more we can do.

“By branding one of our trains with the cornflower logo, we can continue to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease well beyond MND Awareness Week.”

MND Scotland Chief Executive Craig Stockton said:

“I want to thank the ScotRail Alliance for inviting us along to help unveil this fantastic MND Scotland-branded train ahead of MND Awareness Week.

“I can’t think of a better way for us to work together to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease, and the vital work of MND Scotland, amongst the travelling public.

“MND Scotland is the only charity providing information, care and support to people affected by MND in Scotland, as well as funding cutting-edge research towards a cure.

“The ScotRail Alliance first pledged to join us on our ‘journey to a cure’ following a staff vote in 2017. So far, their incredible staff members have helped raise more than £104,000.

“This money is having a big impact on the lives of people with MND in Scotland and I’m looking forward to what we can achieve over the remainder of the partnership.”

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