Munros are an important part of who we are at Stùc. They are a place where we've had great adventures, witnessed some epic scenery and found space to getaway from every day life. The competitive spirit of completing a challenge is often what spurs you on to travel around the country rain or shine. Not all attempts end with a summit, but you tell yourself that there's always next time, but sadly that's not always true.
We recently stumbled upon the story of the Choat family and it really hit a chord with the Stùc team. After 25 years of bagging Munros and with only 15 of the peaks remaining, David Choat was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). With the hopes of completing his 282 list tick list dashed, the rest of the Choat family have banded together to complete the remaining 15 mountains on his behalf, all whilst raising money for the MND charity 'My Name'5 Doddie Foundation'. They've named this project Munros 4 MND.
We wanted to do our bit to support the cause and motivate the family as they tackle the elusive 15. To this end, we've decided to donate 100% of profits from our online shop to Munros 4 MND and their fundraising efforts for the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation.
To support the family in their effort to raise funds for a charity focused on researching treatments and cures for what remains a poorly treated and incurable condition, there are two ways you can help;
The first is to visit our store and make a purchase before 23:59 on 4th October 2020. All profits from that purchase will go straight to the Munros4MND total. Even if there's nothing for you they make a great gift.
The second is to make a donation directly via their JustGiving page.
As of today, the family have successfully topped 7 of the remaining 15 hills. For full details of their ongoing effort, they can be tracked via their website, twitter or Instagram. Please give them a follow and join us as we cheer them on for the remaining 8 Murnos.