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Motor Neurone Disease

Hello lovely members,

We are a month away from our 6th birthday as a group. What an incredible achievement! Together we have become a real force for change and good in the world and we are so grateful to all of you who keep this going. 

This week’s nomination comes from one of our newer members and is something that has affected both his family and the family of a friend. Motor Neurone Disease is currently uncurable. Our member Pádraig lost his Dad to MND years ago and is now wanting to support his colleague Stewart who has recently gone through the same. Stewart family are raising money for a charity that helped them through their dad’s illness.

Here at HQ we also know several people living with MND and we know how important the work of charities like the MND Association can be, in supporting families and pushing for a cure. Research only happens if many people work together and here at 500 Reasons we know how to do that! 

We send our love to Stewart and his family as they celebrate their Dad and thank Pádraig for this important nomination which is below. 

Hold your loved ones tight folks,

Your admins x

A bid for support for an important cause - Motor Neurone Disease Association.My Dad died of MND many years ago, a pretty grim disease, and when I saw this message from an ex-colleague writer, I wondered whether we might be able to help through 500 Reasons with their bid to raise £3,000. So here’s Stewart’s story:“My dad Cecil, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease just over a year ago. Sadly, dad passed away on 31st December 2022. He was an incredible man and fought bravely right until the end. Motor Neurone Disease, commonly known as MND, is a condition that affects messages from motor neurones reaching the muscles. Over time, this leads muscles to weaken, stiffen and waste; affecting day-to-day activities such as walking or eating. MND is a devastating illness, affecting almost 5,000 people in the UK today and, unfortunately, there is no cure.The MND Association (MNDA) were amazing in offering dad the best possible solutions to make him as comfortable as possible and improve his quality of life, including providing funding for a new non-slip flooring for a downstairs wet-room. As well as this, they have also been great in providing support for us as a family. So, we decided it was time to give something back.As we know this is a difficult time for a lot of people, if you are unable to donate, a share of this page would be greatly appreciated.Pringles do the Allendale Challenge for MND!justgiving.comIf you would like any further information on MND, please see a link below to the MND Association”What is MND?

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