MEMBERS of the Renfrewshire Huntington’s Disease Support Group got together for the annual Walk of Hope.

Around £1,500 was raised at the event, which took place along the banks of the River Clyde in Erskine, and this will be donated to the Paisley-based Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA).

The charity supports families living with Huntington’s disease (HD), which is a hereditary condition that causes changes to thinking processes and muscle control and can cause long-term mental health issues.

Margaret Moncrieff, from Houston, has been organising the annual Walk of Hope since 2008, shortly after her sister was diagnosed with HD.

She said: “I believe my mother had the condition, meaning that I had a 50 per cent chance of inheriting the faulty gene.

“While I do not have the condition, my brother was not so lucky and showed signs of schizophrenia before passing away.

“The cash raised from our walk will help the SHA provide a support and advisory service to HD families.”

For more information, call the Scottish Huntington’s Association on 0141 848 0308.