Dr Gordon Aikman BEM, 1985-2017

Gordon Aikman, MND campaigner and fundraiser, has passed away aged 31.

Gordon was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2014 at the age of 29. Since then his campaign – Gordon’s Fightback – has transformed patient care and raised over £500,000 for MND research. In 2015, the former political strategist received an honorary degree from his alma mater the University of Edinburgh and a British Empire Medal from HM The Queen.

Gordon who lived in Edinburgh with his husband Joe, wrote a popular Sunday Times column entitled The Motor Neurone Diaries. To find out more about his campaign visit GordonsFightback.com.
Gordon writes a monthly column for the Sunday Times