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Weʼre raising £10,000 to raise awareness and contributions to help fight Motor Neurone Disease.

East Sussex
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Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a neurodegenerative condition affecting the brain and spinal cord. It’s characterised by the degeneration of primarily motor neurones leading to muscle weakness, wasting and stiffness, including problems with swallowing, communicating and breathing, which ultimately leads to death.

Around 5000 people are living with MND at any one time in the UK, however there is a 1 in 300 risk of being diagnosed with MND. Most people die within 2-3 years of developing symptoms.

Nicole’s husband David was diagnosed with MND in April 2021 and died in April this year.

Nicole says, "David was a creative, dynamic, kind and inspirational man, with a zest for life. David certainly made the most of his life, but this devastating illness cut it far too short".

Nicole, of course, was by David's side until his untimely end. David himself faced his illness with courage and dignity and the love of many friends. He is sorely missed.

The UK Govt has set aside £50 million for the charity MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association) BUT – has so far not actually released the funds! Although you may have heard of Motor Neurone Disease, it’s generally not well-understood. The physicist Stephen Hawking raised its profile, having suffered with it for, unusually, 55 years. More recently, the Doddie Foundation has raised both its profile and funds for MND research.

In memory of David and to actively help try to find a cure, we are driving a Motor (actually a 31-year-old beige Mercedes) in a rally through nine European countries, from Lille to Barcelona, in only four days.

Will you donate to our (literal) Motor Drive to raise awareness and much-needed funds for MND research?

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  • Gavin Robertson & Nicole Mendelsohn25 days ago
    Gavin Robertson & Nicole Mendelsohn

    Gavin Robertson & Nicole Mendelsohn

    25 days ago

    Today is THE LAST DAY YOU CAN DONATE to this page and cause... we're home in the UK the sturdy beige Mercedes has been exported to Ireland and a new life... We're very grateful to all who have donated so far - over 100 of you! Can we creep to £7.5K ....?

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  • Gavin Robertson & Nicole Mendelsohn1 month ago
    Gavin Robertson & Nicole Mendelsohn

    Gavin Robertson & Nicole Mendelsohn

    1 month ago

    Our page is still open until Sunday so please dip in your pockets if possible? Meanwhile the sturdy steed that's the beige Mercedes is going to a new home in Ireland 🇮🇪 Sad to see it go after three thousand miles through Europe...

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  • Gavin Robertson & Nicole Mendelsohn1 month ago
    Gavin Robertson & Nicole Mendelsohn

    Gavin Robertson & Nicole Mendelsohn

    1 month ago

    Hi Everyone! Well here are your two rally-ers in Lille, France, looking particularly Beige at the beginning of the journey... both our pairs of shoes were uncomfortable so soon got junked for practical reasons! Nicole seems to be actually radiating light in this picture! There were 37 cars at the start bit not all made it. Our rather beige Merc, however was not a casualty and was comfortable the whole way! Yay! I think both of us has however rather 'beiged-out' just now! Please- if you can donate a wee amount... we'll be grateful!

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  • Wolfgang and Fionnuala

    Wolfgang and Fionnuala

    Jul 25, 2022

    £100.00

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    Sarah HH

    Jul 24, 2022

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    Anonymous

    Jul 20, 2022

    £40.00

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    Guy M

    Jul 17, 2022

    Xxxx

  • Alistair Farquhar

    Alistair Farquhar

    Jul 14, 2022

    £10.00

  • Maranda & Greg

    Maranda & Greg

    Jul 13, 2022

    Well done both!!👏👏❤️😘

    £100.00

  • Christina Greenhalgh

    Christina Greenhalgh

    Jul 11, 2022

    Well done both! xx 🥰😘

    £30.00

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