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Gavin Robertson & Nicole Mendelsohn

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Weʼre raising £2,000 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 Mendelsohn2 days ago
    Gavin Robertson & Nicole Mendelsohn

    Gavin Robertson & Nicole Mendelsohn

    2 days ago

    We've just arrived in Arles after leaving Italy this morning... the sunflowers of Provence welcomed us. Today lunch was a pause in Sisteron France 🇫🇷 then an afternoon of yet more driving. If you've been meaning to donate or feel you'd like to now we have one day left of the drive itself, arriving in Barcelona tomorrow. Thank you 🙏

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  • Gavin Robertson & Nicole Mendelsohn4 days ago
    Gavin Robertson & Nicole Mendelsohn

    Gavin Robertson & Nicole Mendelsohn

    4 days ago

    Long first day with BAD traffic jams in Luxembourg and Germany but five countries today over 14 hours...beer then crash before heading to Italy tomorrow...

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  • Gavin Robertson & Nicole Mendelsohn7 days ago
    Gavin Robertson & Nicole Mendelsohn

    Gavin Robertson & Nicole Mendelsohn

    7 days ago

    Today I bought the fire extinguisher and first aid kit required for European travel. PCR test (covid) done so we should be fine for entry to France on Thursday! It's all getting rather real!

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Page last updated on: 7/5/2022 06.43

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104

  • Carolyn Smith

    Carolyn Smith

    Jul 5, 2022

    Remembering a really really good man.Congratulations Team Beige xx

    £30.00

  • Sarah Drew

    Sarah Drew

    Jul 4, 2022

    For such an important cause and in memory of such an amazing man.

    £30.00

  • Jeremy R

    Jeremy R

    Jul 4, 2022

    £40.00

  • Simon Ellis

    Simon Ellis

    Jul 4, 2022

    £30.00

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    Jul 4, 2022

  • Annie Bish

    Annie Bish

    Jul 4, 2022

    An amazing achievement - enjoy your last day

    £30.00

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    Jul 4, 2022

    £10.00

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