Thanks for visiting my team fundraising page.
Late last year, both my Dad and another close family member were diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. It's a terminal illness with currently no cure. The average life expectancy is 14 months from diagnosis [some longer, some less], and there is no real meaningful treatment yet available, only palliative care.
I wanted to help both the MND Association and MND Scotland by helping raise money to support MND sufferers, and carers and contribute towards research. I'm also keen to raise awareness of this awful disease.
To that end i will be doing a sponsored GB solo Motorcycle tour in June this year [which is national MND awareness month] and visit all locations which host a primary MND care centre, or MND fund raising office. It's going to be a trip of around 2000 miles taking in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. At each centre i will meet an MND representative to sign off my visit, and be able to have photo opportunities with which i will be Facebooking, tweeting and adding to a blog on a daily basis. I will also be highlighting all my sponsors via social and conventional media as much as possible.
I'm setting off on Saturday the 21st June and planning to finish on Monday the 30th June. I will be staying with family and friends to keep costs to minimum. Both the MND charities are separate organisations so feel free to choose either or both!
Thanks for your support!