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The Surveybase Christmas Appeal Hits Target

On behalf of the MNDA we wish to thank the many people who donated to the Surveybase Christmas Appeal. I am delighted to confirm that we met our fundraising target of £1250.

This year we are raising money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) . We have been inspired by Kevin Sinfield’s epic achievement running 7 marathons in 7 days, incredible. However I have my own MND story to share.

Sadly I know first hand the devastating effect MND has on people, their families and friends. Several years ago I lost my dear friend and Rugby Club captain Dave Carter to this brutal disease. It cut Dave off in the prime of his life at just 32 years old and father to a beautiful baby daughter. His last day was spent watching Bath Rugby. It hurt to see him go, it still does.

This year MND took the life of my Mum. I watched every stage from the initial slurring of words to not being able to speak, swallow, walk and ultimately breathe. We lost Dad a few years ago so I felt responsible for Mum, to look after and protect her. But we were up against this brutal disease without any hope.

That’s why I want to change the outcome for the future. MND is not an incurable disease, its under funded. MNDA need more money so they can research the causes of MND, find treatments and a cure so that in the future there is hope. Hope for the people with MND, hope for their families and friends. Hope that one day this horrible disease doesn’t take another friend, Mum, Dad, Brother, Sister, Son or Daughter.

You can donate to our Christmas Appeal by visiting my Just Giving Page

Please give what you can, maybe miss lunch for a single day and give £5. Everything yo do will be eternally appreciated and will help to find a cure.

In her final moments Mum asked me what causes this disease. Lets hope we can find an answer for everyone.


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