Motor Neuron Disease Fund Raising Day

Motor Neuron Disease Fund Raising Day

Motor Neuron Disease Fund Raising Day
Motor Neuron Disease Fund Raising Day

Motor Neuron Disease Fund Raising Day

Hi, I must confess that up until recently I had never heard of MND (Motor Neuron Disease). Eventually, I would see TV coverage of rugby league star Rob Burrows. After an outstanding career in rugby, Rob Burrows was struck down with this terrible illness.

Rob appeared on TV on numerous occasions.

bravely showing awareness of the misery that this disease can bring to people. However, I was not to know that my wife of over 40 years, Michelle, was to fall victim to MND. Unfortunately, there is no cure at the moment, and the disease slowly takes its toll.

MND affects people in many different ways, and there are different forms of the disease. Eventually, the victims lose the use of their limbs, but in differing ways. Michelle and I have recently started to attend local MND social gatherings.

Motor Neuron Disease Fund Raising Day
My son Kristian with granddaughter Nova-belle.

The events are attended by people with the condition

along with members of the MND charity. Many of the attendees are MND patentees. However, there do not appear to be two people with the same symptoms.

My wife likes to go to chat about things In general over a hot drink and some biscuits. Of course, Rob Burrows has raised a huge amount of awareness about MND. Resulting in many charity events that take place all across the UK.

My grown children- Motor Neuron Disease Fund Raising Day

have been very supportive in helping Michelle and me cope with everyday life. Consequently, they were only too willing to attend a charity walk on the “Seven Locks Canal Towpath in Leeds”.

The walk was organised by Leeds Hospitals Charity to raise money for the Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Appeal. My family members can be seen in many of the images attached to this article. Unfortunately, my wife, Michelle, could not attend the charity event. It was thought that the terrain was too rough for her electric wheelchair to cope with.

Motor Neuron Disease Fund Raising Day
Halfway point: stop for a rest

The 16th of September was the big day. Motor Neuron Disease Fund Raising Day

So the big day finally arrived! All my family were kitted out with sponsored tea shirts and really showed great enthusiasm as they met the walk organisers at the start of the 7 Locks walk.

Fortunately, the bad weather forecast did not materialise, but a dry but cloudy sky made walking conditions very good on the day.

Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Appeal

The walk was to raise money for a new, specialised MND facility based in Leeds. Ex rugby player Rob has been a real hero when it comes to raising money to help fight this terrible disease. As fellow sufferers, it is in our interest to raise as much money as possible to help Rob’s cause by building this new purpose built facility to help fight Motor Neuron disease and try to discover the causes, which at the moment are unknown to medical science.

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Organisers with their collection box

The walkers will be taking plenty of photos to publish on social media sites to raise awareness.

Finally, Michelle and I would like to thank all our family members and others who took part in this fund-raising event.