|Away the Lassie: One
Woman's Quest to Win against all the Odds (Fiction)
Author: George Korankye
Author George Korankye has pledged a percentage of his royalties from his book Away the Lassie to Motor Neurone Disease (MND Scotland) and to Julie Finlayson who is undertaking a fund-raising dog sled exercise in Norway in 2013. Julie is doing this in memory of her late grandmother while also raising money for MND Scotland. For more details about Julie please visit this site by clicking here.
You can donate to Julie's cause directly by following
the link to the "Just Giving"
MND Scotland is the only Scottish charity providing care,
information, and funding for research to find a cure for the illness. It
has been established for over 30 years and continues to develop in order
to improve the quality of life for people affected by Motor Neurone Disease.
See further down the page for more information relating to MND Scotland.
In 1850, Lucy Bedinfield, becomes the eleventh child of Sean and Paula. Paula has battled prejudices and abuses and lives with the knowledge that she allowed an innocent man to go to the gallows.
Lucy matures and meets a wealthy businessman, John Gladwin. In 1875, with the financial support of John and others, she tackles the arduous thousand-mile Zasuma Quest, a dog-sled race. Can Lucy overcome the various challenges of the race, fall in love with John, and become the first woman to lift the trophy? Also, during the race, Lucy’s sister falls seriously ill, and Paula deliberates whether or not to inform Lucy.
BENEFICIARIES OF AWAY THE LASSIE
ABOUT THE AUTHOR GEORGE KORANKYE
BOUND AWAY MY LASSIE
In conjunction with the novel Away the Lassie by George Koranye, a charity single, Bound Away my Lasie, has been released by Eilidh Grant and the Celtic Quines. The single produced by Gavin Wiltshire, Eilidh Grant and George Korankye. also support MND Scotland.
The song was written, arranged and sung by Eilidh Grant, featuring the Celtic Quines, Kilmacolms St Columba's Senior 1 School Choir, Sam Bidgood and the Newton Grange Pipers.
To see a video in relation to this song and an extract from it, just click here to go to the video on Youtube.
MORE ABOUT MND SCOTLAND
The charity provides a specialist MND Care Team and an Equipment Loan Service to make sure people affected by MND receive the best standards of care from health and social services. It also offers a well designed Information Service with resources for the MND community and
professionals. To help health and social care professionals
improve their understanding of the illness, for the benefit of clients,
an Education Service organises events such as Study Days, and it also reaches
out to people affected by the illness with events such as Family Information
Evenings for people newly diagnosed with MND. There is a developing network
of Local Support Groups, allowing people in similar circumstances caused
by the disease to share time together in a relaxed atmosphere. The
MND Scotland spends over one million pounds every year to maintain its range of services and this is largely funded by generous fundraisers, donors, and trusts. The charity has come a long way since it began in 1981 but still faces an illness that is incurable and fatal. Over 400 people in Scotland have MND, and the average life expectancy is 14 months after diagnosis. People with MND can suffer from paralysis, loss of speech, difficulties eating and drinking, and it sometimes affects their breathing. Although it is currently not curable, we remain optimistic that we will one day live in a world without MND. We are part of the global research effort to find a cure, and in the meantime will continue to work hard to help people affected by Motor Neurone Disease to maintain the best quality of life possible.
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