Fernando Ricksen’s body may have failed him in the end but the fighting spirit that marked the former Rangers captain’s playing career never faltered.
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Fernando Ricksen’s body may have failed him in the end, but the fighting spirit that marked the former Rangers captain’s playing career never faltered.
Former Rangers midfielder Fernando Ricksen has died at the age of 43.
Musicians from Moray are preparing to strut their stuff on a Speyside stage to help boost the fight against an incurable disease which claimed the life of a friend.
A police officer has released a charity single to raise money for motor neurone disease patients after his former boss was diagnosed with the illness.
A team of adventurers has completed one of the most daunting mountaineering challenges in the UK in memory of a father who died after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
A north-east man is taking on six challenges to help fight the degenerative disease that caused his father's death.
A north of Scotland rugby stalwart has organised a major cycling challenge to raise money for Doddie Weir's foundation.
Obituary: North-east campaigner with love of outdoors donates body to medical science to aid MND fight
A campaigner from Moray with a love of the outdoors has died at the age of 74 following a battle with motor neurone disease.
An annual music extravaganza in Moray has raised more than £2,500 to aid the fight against a deadly illness.
The campaign to expand Scotland’s only specialist neurological centre in Aberdeen has now raised more than £2.5 million.
The son of rugby legend Doddie Weir has commended the fundraising efforts a group of Stonehaven residents have undertaken in honour of his dad.
Rugby fever will hit Stonehaven next weekend during a fundraising initiative for one Scotland’s greatest players.
A Scottish rugby legend with motor neurone disease has just tackled a marathon drive to raise funds for medical research.
An “inspirational” Moray woman has become the first recipient of an award created in honour of a campaigner who lost his battle with motor neurone disease.
This is MND Awareness Week. It is a cause which matters to me. Last year I lost a friend to the deadly, degenerative disease. He was Gordon Aikman and Gordon’s Fightback Dinner will be held in Edinburgh on Thursday to celebrate his life and to build on his legacy.
Leaving home can often be a daunting rite of passage for young people.
Young children across the north-east are being encouraged to give rugby a try and raise money for a motor neurone disease charity.
A nurse’s quest to ease the suffering of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) patients has been boosted by the legacy fund of a prominent campaigner.
A Moray campaigner who went blue in the face to support his cause has more than doubled his fundraising target to support fellow sufferers.
The way Lucy Lintott’s life has changed since she revealed her battle with an incurable illness on national TV was summed up in one “surreal” moment during a recent trip to Glasgow.
A Moray woman has taken advantage of technology to ensure she will always be able to speak in her own voice, despite having a degenerative illness.
Susan Reid is softly spoken, but her voice grows hoarse after a short conversation and she relies on her husband to finish sentences.
A helicopter pilot who had to give up flying due to a devastating disease has shared his story to help raise awareness of the condition.
A Moray woman who has defied the limitations of her serious illness is preparing for a photo shoot with one of the UK's leading fashion photographers.
An adventurous nurse will soar to new heights during a fundraising event, inspired by the determination of a Moray campaigner.
Many people began the New Year by resolving to exercise more often.
A north-east family have raised more than £50,000 in memory of their mother with a charity golf day to help fight motor neurone disease (MND).
The father of a young Moray woman battling an incurable illness has opened his heart on how his daughter's "death sentence" has affected her family.
An Inverness schoolgirl is aiming to raise more than £10,000 for research into a debilitating condition after the death of her grandmother.
A Moray woman who mounted a herculean effort to raise funds against an incurable illness has been crowned as one of Scotland's "charity champions".
Prime Minister David Cameron has hailed the "incredible courage" of a Moray woman who has defied the limitations of a devastating condition by raising more than £100,000 to fight it.