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On Sunday the 25th August 2013 we are undertaking the Lap the Lough cycle challenge around Lough Neagh, the largest lake in Ireland and Britain.  The route is roughly 85 miles starting and finishing at the Peatlands Park, Dungannon.

We are doing this challenge to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease which is incurable.

MND is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that has a devastating impact on sufferers and their families.  The condition causes gradual, increasing disability, while leaving the mind un-damaged.

One of our colleagues father was diagnosed with Motor Nuerone Disease, in November 2011.  Ian says "this is a very rapid disease, in a short time it left my father unable to speak or eat"

Sufferers can become trapped in their bodies and even though senses may remain intact, many sufferers have mobility problems.

Approximately 5000 people in the UK are thought to have the condition in some form. MND is relentless in its grinding down both of patients and those close to them and it truly is a heart rendering disease. People are touched by it if they encounter it, but it is rare and so quick that it is difficult to raise awareness and much needed funding to carry out research for a cure and provide help to current sufferers.

We would be delighted if you could help us support this very worthy cause, MNDA Northern Ireland.

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Updates 44

Thanks to G Patterson raised £400 at RBL Dungannon.

05/10/13 11:27

Thanks to Victor and Mavis Kerr offline donation.

13/09/13 09:25

Thanks to Victor and Mavis Kerr offline donation.

13/09/13 09:25

Thanks to Mrs E Pickering offline donation.

04/09/13 19:46

A great big thanks to Aidan McCool from Square Wheelers - 4 hr 27 min and £115 raised.

04/09/13 11:23

Raising money for

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Charity Registration No. 294354

The MND Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland dedicated to improve care and support for people affected by MND, fund and promote research, and campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND are addressed by society. Visit www.mndassociation.org

Donations 23

Donation by Jackie Ferguson on 29/08/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Thanks for fundraising to help families living with Motor Neurone Disease

Donation by Jennifer Maloney on 28/08/13

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 26/08/13

£2.00

+ £0.50 Gift Aid

Good luck wih the cycle!- in memory of your dad .and my uncle (died at 53) and all those who are still suffering x

Donation by Joy Smyth on 25/08/13

£10.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 21/08/13

£1.00

+ £0.25 Gift Aid

Best wishes Thomas, your Papa would have been very proud!!!!!

Donation by Ian Steenson on 18/08/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

All the best Ian,Thomas & Co on your brave endeavour on the 25th. God bless one and all.

Donation by P Lucas on 14/08/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

All the best with your fund raising.

Donation by Colin Steenson & Family on 07/08/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by DESMOND STEENSON on 05/08/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Sorry to hear about your father. It really is a cruel illness. Might see you at the event

Donation by David Fraser on 01/08/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 31/07/13

Donation by Kate Courtenay on 25/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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All the best Ian and Thomas

Donation by John Stafford on 03/07/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation by cheryl graham on 02/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Keep up the training...hope all goes well on the day! Great to see you raising awareness of MND.xxxxxxx

Donation by Frances Steenson on 29/06/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Thanks guys for all the hard work training and raising some money!!!!!!!

Donation by Ian Steenson on 27/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 22/06/13

£10.00

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 20/06/13

£2.00

Good luck to you! Papa will be proud! Xo

Donation by r willis on 19/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck to my son and grandson. Hope you raise lots! Xxx

Donation by Dorothy Steenson on 16/06/13

£10.00

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With best wishes to my brother Thomasxxx

Donation by Sophie Steenson on 16/06/13

£10.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 16/06/13

£2.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 15/06/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£300.00
  • Offline donations£1,338.00
  • Text donations£22.00
  • Total raised£1,660.00
  • Gift Aid£69.50

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