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Emily Jade

Running for Grandad

Fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease Association

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  • Event: Belfast Marathon Festival 2017, 01 May 2017

Motor Neurone Disease Association

We fund care, campaigning and research to achieve a world free from MND

Story

Unfortunately my Grandad is suffering from Motor Neurone Disease (MND). It's a horrible disease which attacks the nerves that control movement so muscles no longer work. MND has left my Grandad unable to walk, feed himself and impaired his speech. The devasting news is there is no cure and it continues to deteriorate the body. 

My Grandad was the most energetic person I knew, he was constantly moving and on the go. To watch him sit in his chair, with the loss of his independence is heartbreaking. 

So with that being said, I'm running my first marathon to raise awareness of MND and to provide funds, to allow the ongoing support given to families and patients affected.

£30 can provide adapted cutlery to help someone with MND continue to feed themselves.

£120 can fund a specialist communications app for a tablet/laptop.

£900 could fund a riser recliner armchair, helping to make someone with MND more comfortable. My Grandad spends his whole day in a chair like this.

Every penny counts and will be benefited by those affected.

I appreciate you taking the time to donate and reading why this is so important to me. Stay tuned to follow my progress and training.

Thank you for visiting my JustGiving page raising money for the MND Association, by sponsoring me your money will help people affected by Motor Neurone Disease. 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 . Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and secure. With JustGiving your details are safe - they'll never sell them or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the MND Association. Thank you again

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