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Paisley charity on the lookout for volunteers

scottish huntington's disease

Paisley’s national charity, Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA), is on the lookout for volunteers.

scottish huntington's disease

The charity which, supports families living with the degenerative neurological condition Huntington’s disease (HD), needs help in running its eBay shop.

Based on the town’s Linwood Road, but working with families across the country, the charity is specifically looking for someone with retail experience, with knowledge of online selling. Expenses would be paid.

‘We are looking to build up our eBay shop but don’t have the resources at the moment, so we need help. Any local people who have access to a car and who might be interested in helping out should get in touch’ said SHA Fundraising Manager, Dougie Peddie.

‘The volunteer would help us collect and catalogue donated goods and sell them online, so a good working knowledge of computers is essential.’

SHA supports families living with the condition through a team of HD specialists, a national youth service and financial wellbeing service.

HD is an incurable genetic neurological condition that usually starts between the ages of 30 and 50 years. It causes three main groups of symptoms: changes to thinking processes – a type of early onset dementia, loss of muscle control and involuntary movements which lead to loss of speech and swallow and mental illness. As it progresses those affected will need 24 hour care. It is also hereditary with each child of those diagnosed at 50% risk developing the disease. There is no cure.

There are around 1100 people in Scotland living with HD and a further 5000 potentially at risk.

Anyone interested should contact Dougie on 0141 848 0308 or email dougie.peddie@hdscotland.org