David Needham

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Fundraising for LOROS, the Leicestershire and Rutland Hospice
raised of £10,000 target
by 66 supporters
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Event: Yorkshire Three Peaks, from 4 August 2017 to 5 August 2017
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My name is David Needham and I have Motor Neurone Disease.  MND doesn't have me though! :) I received my diagnosis in early 2014 after raising a few issues with my GP in mid-2011. I'm sure that you're thinking that two and half years is a long time to wait for a diagnosis, but this isn't unusual at all. I mention the timescale not to complain, but to highlight how lucky I am. For many in my situation, two and a half years may exceed the time between first symptoms and their passing. For me, the disease has only taken my ability to walk and the dexterity of my hands at this time. I have a lot to be grateful for!

Because progression of this disease for many is swift, getting assistance and suitable equipment to MND sufferers and their families through traditional services frequently takes too long and aids and services often arrive too late. LOROS and the Leicestershire & Rutland MNDA do their very best to negate these issues and I would very much like to do my bit to help them help others in my situation.

Hopefully, this will be just the first of many fundraising events that I do, health permitting. It is my intent to do more for both of these charities and others for as long as I am able. I have set my target for this fundraiser as £10,000, but the truth is that there is no real limit to what I'm looking to raise. No matter how big, or how small, all donations will be gratefully received and very much appreciated.

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About the charity

LOROS Hospice is a local charity delivering free care and support to over 2,500 people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland each year. Our free high-quality, compassionate services are tailored to be special and unique to each terminally ill patient, their family and carers.

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