Paula Denby

My personal MND warrior, Mrs Frances Perkins

Fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease Association
£4,735
raised of £4,000 target
5000 people are living with MND in the UK, take part and help us clock up 5000 miles. Take part and cover as many miles as you can, by walking, running, cycling, swimming, scooting, even knitting!

Story



Welcome to our fundraising page, thank you very much for visiting. This is my best friends story!


I am Fran Perkins, I was diagnosed with Motor neurone disease 23/12/21, but this does not define me, the life I've led, my hobbies, friends and family are what I'm about.
I grew up in Malaysia with my parents and older brother Tim, it was a wonderful childhood. I went to boarding school from the age of 8, first in Penang and later in Southbourne, college in Ebbw Vale and then trained to be a nurse in Abergavenny. I married once qualified and we had 2 sons, Daniel and Evan, the lights of my life. We loved camping as they grew up and spent many holidays in Cornwall. I enjoyed swimming, reading, knitting/crocheting and played darts for the Beaufort.
I met Mike in 09 and we got married in 19, he didn't expect to become my carer quite so soon but he's learning fast. We joined Beaufort bowls club together in 2014 and it's my passion, the club recently purchased a bowls wheelchair so I can continue for as long as possible.
Sadly, I've lost both my parents but I'm very close with my brother and his wife Julie, my stepmother Liz, and my birth family who I met in 2003, my mother Sheila, brother Paul, sister Bev, their spouses and all the nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins etc etc, too many to name lol.
I have made many friends along the way but none are more special than Jan and Nic and especially Paula who started this page and is doing everything she can think of to raise money for MND research in the hope of finding a cure or something to slow it down. I can't thank her enough xx

About the campaign

5000 people are living with MND in the UK, take part and help us clock up 5000 miles. Take part and cover as many miles as you can, by walking, running, cycling, swimming, scooting, even knitting!

About the charity

The MND Association focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those living with or affected by MND in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If you or a loved one need practical or emotional support, call our Connect Helpline on 0808 802 6262, Mon to Fri between 9am and 4pm.

Donation summary

Total raised
£4,735.00
Online donations
£4,735.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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